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 2020 election was delayed until November due to the pandemic). 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.
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. The College will begin recruiting practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment as a professional committee appointee in September and details will follow.
Lay Committee Appointees (Non-Council Committee Members)
Lay Committee Appointees are non registrants who apply to sit on Committees and are not elected or appointed to the Board of Directors. The College will begin recruiting those who wish to be considered for appointment as a lay committee appointee in September and details will follow.
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.