2022 Council elections

Election results will be announced on August 15 at the 2022 Annual Meeting

Each year approximately one-third of CMPA Council positions are scheduled for nomination and election. Any practising CMPA member in an Area and Division with position(s) scheduled for nomination and election may seek nomination.

Key dates and activities

October 1, 2021
Deadline for submissions for consideration by the Nominating Committee 


February 16, 2022
Deadline for receipt of nominations from the membership

January 12, 2022
Release of the Report of the Nominating Committee - slate of candidates proposed by Committee 


March 23, 2022
Online voting opens for members in areas where elections are required

April 27, 2022
Online voting ends  

August 15, 2022
Election results announced at the CMPA Annual Meeting

Election period: VOTING CLOSED

Thank you to all members who took the time to vote in the election. We also thank all members who expressed interest in seeking nomination to Council and to those who ran for election. In a time when maintaining strong leadership at the CMPA is critical, these individuals deserve our collective gratitude for their willingness to serve the CMPA.

In 2022, voting occurred for 5 positions in the following Areas and Divisions:

Area 2 (Alberta)

Division A - 1 position, 2 candidates

Photo of John Nesbitt John Nesbitt
Calgary, Alberta
Family medicine

Photo of Sanjeeve Sockanathan Sanjeeve Sockanathan*
Calgary, Alberta
Family medicine

Division B - 1 position, 3 candidates

Photo of Susan Chafe Susan Chafe*
Edmonton, Alberta
Radiation oncology

Photo of Louis Hugo Francescutti Louis Hugo Francescutti
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Emergency, preventive and palliative care medicines

Photo of Dr. Teresa KieserTeresa Kieser
Calgary, Alberta
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery



Area 5 (Ontario)

Division A - 1 position, 2 candidates

Photo of Dr. Elliot Halparin Elliot Halparin
Toronto, Ontario
Family medicine

Photo of Dr. Darija Vujosevic Darija Vujosevic*
St. Catharines, Ontario
Family medicine

Division B - 2 positions, 3 candidates

Photo of Dr. Sujay V. Patel Sujay V. Patel*
Kitchener, Ontario

Photo of Dr. Tracey L. Ross Tracey L. Ross
Ottawa, Ontario

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Clara Tang Jennifer Clara Tang*
Hamilton, Ontario
Emergency medicine

*Proposed by the CMPA Nominating Committee

View all candidates, including those acclaimed, on the 2022 CMPA Council election status page.

Who we are looking for

The CMPA seeks and values diversity among Council members. A wide range of perspectives and opinions promotes effective governance and is vital to the CMPA’s ability to respond to the complex, multi-stakeholder environment in which it operates.

We aim for a strong Council committed to equity and diversity where the experience of each member combines to collectively meet the needs of the Association. Our Council aims to reflect diversity across characteristics such as gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnicity and race, as well as within medical professionals and representation from the entire country.

The CMPA is therefore seeking a diverse pool of candidates for nomination to Council for 2023. We invite and encourage submissions from members from all backgrounds, who feel they can make a unique and valuable contribution to Council.

To become a CMPA Council member

  1. Read about who we are looking for and your role on Council.
  2. Learn about the nomination and election process, and the documents you need to submit.
  3. Complete and submit all required material by the posted deadlines.

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