Election Process

Election Documents

The Board of Directors Application form can be printed or filled in electronically. Download a free version of Adobe Reader if you wish to complete the form electronically.

Approval of By-Law Amendment and Postponement of Board (Council) Elections

At a special meeting held on April 22, the Board (Council) of the College approved an amendment to By-Law No.6 allowing changes to the timing of the Board elections (which had originally been tied to specific dates) in response to external influences such as a state of emergency.

In recognition of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the need to enable College registrants to focus on the care of patients, the 2020 Board election has been postponed and that all of the current Board members and Committee Appointees will remain appointed until such time as an election can be held.

The Registrar has declared, with the consent of the Executive Committee, that the date of the election will be no later than 120 days after Ontario’s state of emergency is lifted. This timeline reflects the College’s requirement for approximately four months to complete all election-related activities, such as nomination and screening processes. Once the state of emergency is lifted, registrants will be provided with further information about election deadlines and requirements via e-Connect.

Elected Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

The College’s Board of Directors is composed of 7 elected pharmacists and two elected pharmacy technicians. Each year the Board holds elections on the first Wednesday in August. The term of office for elected members is three years with a maximum of six consecutive years.

Elected Board Directors must hold a valid certificate of registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Ontario and be a member in good standing with the College.

Every registrant of the College who is a resident of Ontario and has paid their annual fee qualifies to vote in elections. Information about how to vote is sent out to registrants of the College each June.

The Board elects a Chair and Vice Chair from among its members and hires a Registrar who is the Chief Executive Officer of the College. The Registrar oversees the day-to-day work and staff of the College.

More information about Council elections, voting districts, eligibility and more is available in the College’s
By-law No. 6.

Public Directors

Public Directors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. As a general rule, appointments are for a three-year term. There may also be an opportunity to renew the appointment. Public appointees are expected to serve between eight and 45 days per year. More information about the appointment process is available through the Public Appointments Secretariat.

Professional Committee Appointees (Non-Council Committee Members)

Professional Committee Appointees  are registrants who apply to sit on Committees and are not elected to the Board of Directors. Practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment as a professional committee appointee should review the application guide and complete the application form.