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July 14, 2022

2022 Board Elections

An election will be held for Board of Directors positions in District 4 (Western), District 7 (Central Western), and District 6 (Ontario / Contact Lens Mentor) from October 14, 2022, to October 28, 2022. The successful candidates will begin serving a three-year term of office starting January 1, 2023. 

If you are a registered optician interested in using your knowledge and skill in the interest of public protection, consider seeking a nomination. Nominations will open on July 29, 2022, and close on August 29, 2022.

Who is eligible to run for election? 

Review the Preliminary Eligibility to Checklist to make sure you meet the requirements for nominations. If you are interested in running in District 6 (Ontario / Contact Lens Mentor) make sure your contact lens mentor status is up to date before the nomination deadline on August 29, 2022. Reach out to registration@collegeofopticiansofontario.ca if you have questions. 

Thinking of running for election to the board but need more information? Join our information session

Board directors say that participating in self-regulation and protecting the public is a rewarding experience that provides professional and personal growth and development. To learn more about what's involved, join us for a virtual information session on Tuesday, July 26 from 12:00 - 12:45 pm. Hear first-hand from board directors and committee members about their experiences and ask questions in real-time. Click here to register for the webinar.

As the governing body of the College, the Board of Directors is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that is reflective of the diversity of its registrants and the patients that they serve. Eligible registrants from equity-deserving groups are encouraged to seek a nomination, including Indigenous persons, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, LGBTQ2S+, and persons with disabilities.

Click here for more information on the nomination process. 
 


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