THE ROLE OF A PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPOINTEE
As a PCA, you play an important role in the College’s commitment to advance the interests, health, and wellbeing of the public. As such, you also have a fiduciary duty to assert undivided loyalty and good faith in fulfilling the mandate of the College. This duty includes:
- Being Diligent – being prepared for meetings, reviewing materials, arriving on time and participating in discussion.
- Being Civil – respecting the process and fellow committee members, paying attention (e.g., no mobile devices during the meetings), genuine listening and consideration and adopting an objective approach to decision making.
- Being Ethical – using College resources appropriately, being aware of the facts (e.g., reading the materials on a particular matter).
- Being cognizant of and declaring Conflicts of Interest (e.g. financial, adjudicative, and organizational)
- Ensuring confidentiality is maintained. This applies to all information obtained in the course of OCP duties, unless an exception applies. Discretion is critical especially in the area of complaints as, in some cases, allegations are unsubstantiated. Maintaining confidentiality prevents tainting of processes and facilitates the exploration of all options to avoid misinterpretation.
Infomation about the Committees can be found here.
Candidates will be advised after the December 7th, 2020 Board meeting if they have been appointed to serve on a committee.