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August 30, 2023

Elections 2023 District 8 (Central) Supplemental Nomination Period

We are writing to provide an important update about the upcoming COO elections. As of the nomination deadline, which was yesterday (August 28, 2023) at noon, no nominations were received for opticians in District 8 (Central). District 8 is comprised of Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Bradford, Collingwood, Concord, Gormley, Hillsdale, Keswick, King City, Kleinburg, Maple, Markham, Midland, New Market, Orillia, Penetanguishine, Port Severn, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan *.

In light of this, we are announcing a supplemental nomination period to give potential candidates from District 8 who were unable to submit a nomination during the initial window another opportunity to participate. Nominations for opticians in District 8, will be accepted until Monday September 11, 2023 at 1:00pm.

If you are a District 8 optician, we hope you will consider seeking nomination for yourself or for another optician in your district who shares the COO’s commitment to regulating the profession in the public interest.

How do I seek nomination?

Visit the elections page for details on the nominations process. Submit your completed nomination package by email to

Thinking of running for election to the COO Board, but need more information?

The College held a virtual information session to allow registrants to hear first-hand from board directors and committee members and ask questions in real-time. If you were unable to attend, click here to watch the webinar.

* List of Towns in District 8: Alliston, Angus, Aurora, Barrie, Bradford, Brechin, Coldwater, Collingwood, Concord, Cookstown, Creemore, East Gwillimbury, Egbert, Elmvale, Everett, Gormley, Hillsdale, Holland Landing, Innisfil, Jackson's point, Keswick, Kettleby, King City, Kleinburg, Maple, Markham, Midhurst, Midland, Minesing, Mount Alberts, Moonstone, Newmarket, Nobleton, Orillia, Oro Medonte, Penetanguishine, Phelpston, Queensville, Ramara, Richmond Hill, Schomberg, Severn, Sharon, Springwater, Stayner, Stouffville, Sunderland, Sutton West, Thornhill, Thorton, Tiny, Tottenham, Unionville, Vaughan, Victoria Harbour, Wasaga Beach, Waubaushene, and Woodbridge.

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