Contribute to the Effective Regulation of Pharmacy in the Public Interest as a Member of a College Committee

Posted:Jun 2nd, 2022
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The College is currently recruiting members of the profession as Professional Committee Appointees and members of the public as Lay Committee Appointees to serve on any of the College’s eight (8) statutory committees and four (4) standing committees.

A full list of committees can be found on the College’s Committees web page.

Committees – an important part of professional regulation

Committees support the work of the Board and contribute towards advancing the College’s mandate to serve and protect the public interest by helping to carry out the core functions of the College as set out in legislation and regulation, by-laws, and in alignment with the Board-defined strategic framework and priorities. All committees at the College are comprised of Professional Committee Appointees, who are registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and Lay Committee Appointees, who are members of the public. Some committees include members of the College’s Board of Directors, where required under provincial statute.

Professional Committee Appointees

Every year, we invite registrants to apply to participate in any of the College’s statutory and standing committees. You can help contribute to the effective regulation of the profession and serve the public interest by joining a committee as a Professional Committee Appointee. Any registrant of the College, both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, are welcome to apply to serve as a Professional Committee Appointee.

As a Professional Committee Appointee, you play an important role in the College’s commitment to serve the interests, health, and wellbeing of the public. Working together with their peers and with members of the public, Professional Committee Appointees contribute to making decisions that ultimately affect patient safety and the delivery of quality, ethical care to Ontarians throughout the province.

To fulfill your role as a Professional Committee Appointees, you need to make yourself available, prepare appropriately, attend and actively and respectfully participate in all meetings, hearings or other activities, such as panels of the statutory committees. Professional Committee Appointees serve a one-year term which starts at the beginning of each Board year (September), renewable at the discretion of the College.

How to Apply

  1. Consider the responsibilities, skills and time commitment required to effectively fulfill a Committee role. Visit the College’s Professional Committee Appointees web page for further information about Committee responsibilities. Professional Committee Appointees cannot be elected members of the College’s Board of Directors.
  2. Review the Professional Committee Appointee Application Guide
  3. Complete the application available on the College’s recruitment page. Once an application has been submitted, candidates will be assessed using a competency-based recruitment and screening process. The application deadline is June 24, 2022.

Lay (Public) Committee Appointees

Just as Professional Committee Appointees provide opportunities for registrants to actively contribute to accountable regulation of the profession in the public interest, Lay Committee Appointees are members of the public who have an interest in playing an active role in the regulation of pharmacy and help to ensure that valuable public perspectives are reflected across all College committees.

To fulfill your role as a Lay Committee Appointees, you need to make yourself available, prepare appropriately, attend and actively and respectfully participate in all meetings, hearings or other activities, such as panels of the statutory committees. Lay Committee Appointees serve a one-year term which starts at the beginning of each Board year (September), renewable at the discretion of the College.

How to Apply

  1. Consider the responsibilities, skills and time commitment required to effectively fulfill a Committee role. Visit the College’s Lay Committee Appointees web page for further information about Committee responsibilities. Lay Committee Appointees cannot be registrants of the College.
  2. Complete the application available on the College’s recruitment page. Once an application has been submitted, candidates will be assessed using a competency-based recruitment and screening process. The application deadline is July 4, 2022.