2024 CASLPO Board of Directors Election Districts 2, 4 & 5 - Call for Nominations

This is your chance to take advantage of the personally and professionally rewarding opportunity to participate in the self-regulation of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in the public interest.

CASLPO is encouraging registrants in Districts 2 (Central Ontario), 4 (Northwestern Ontario) and 5 (Northeastern Ontario) who wish to be involved in the regulation of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in the public interest, to consider running for election for the Board of Directors (Board) for a 3-year term.  

The College recognizes the importance of an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board that benefits from broad and varied points of view in the decision-making process. Ontario is one of the world’s most diverse regions in terms of indigeneity, race, place of origin, religion, immigrant and newcomer status, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and age.  The College believes that its mandate to protect the interests of the public through regulation of the professions is best served through the involvement of registrants who acknowledge, respect, and promote the fundamental values of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

The Board is best able to carry out its responsibilities effectively when some or all of the following demographic attributes and competencies are represented:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Indigenous
  • 2SLGBTQA2+
  • Identifies as female, male or non-binary
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Person with a disability
  • Francophone
  • Internationally educated
  • Age

Competencies

  • Governance/Fiduciary
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Financial Knowledge
  • Communications
  • Understanding of health systems & organizations
  • Knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Policy Development
  • Technological Proficiency
  • Risk Management and oversight including risk of harm to patients
  • Rural/remote practice experience

NOMINATIONS PROCESS OPENS MARCH 1, 2024
DEADLINE – APRIL 1 at 11:59pm

In advance of the upcoming CASLPO Board of Directors Election for 2024, this is to inform you that the nominations process officially opens Friday March 1, 2024.

CASLPO will hold an election for FOUR seats:

Two (2) seats: (one AUD seat AND one SLP seat) in District 2 - Central Ontario for a three-year term of office;

One (1) seat (one AUD seat OR one SLP seat) in District 4 – North-Western Ontario for a three-year term of office; and

One (1) seat (one AUD seat OR one SLP seat) in District 5 – North-Eastern Ontario for a three-year term of office.

Click here to see the CASLPO Electoral Districts

Please consider getting involved yourself, or encouraging those registrants you feel may be interested and qualified, to put their name forward.*

Not sure what's involved? Click the link below to see a short video on the role of the Board and Board members.

Eligible Nominees are required to Complete short modules before finalizing candidacy for the election. 

What you Need to Know Before Running for the Board 

More information on the election:

On March 1, 2024, Eligible voters from Districts 2, 4 and 5 will have received an email from Brian O'Riordan, Registrar and CEO, which includes a customized secure link to click and begin the e-nomination process.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 1, 2024.

Electronic voting will take place starting April 16, 2024

The deadline for receipt of completed electronic ballots is Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 11:59pm.

The newly elected members of the Board will attend the Board meeting on June 7, 2024 (virtually).

If you are an eligible audiologist or speech-language pathologist in Districts 2, 4 or 5, you may get involved by putting your name forward, or that of a colleague you feel is qualified, for a three-year term of office.

*If you wish to nominate a colleague, it is advisable to first seek their permission since the nomination must be accepted and confirmed by the candidate and at least 3 members who support the nomination and are eligible to vote. Candidates are also advised to first communicate with the 3 members whom they wish to second their nomination before completing the e-nomination process.

For more information on the election process and timelines, please email Laura Bartolini at [email protected].

View the CASLPO Electoral Districts here.

Thinking About Running for Election?
What you Need to Know Before Running for the Board 

More information on the election:

Committee Meetings and Frequency
Elections Frequently Asked Questions

*If you wish to nominate a colleague, it is advisable to first seek their permission since the nomination must be accepted and confirmed by the candidate and at least 3 members who support the nomination and are eligible to vote. Candidates are also advised to first communicate with the 3 members whom they wish to second their nomination before completing the e-nomination process.

For more information on the election process and timelines, please email Laura Bartolini at [email protected] or visit our website.

Additional Background

Thinking About Running for Election?

 

What you Need to Know Before Running for the Board

 

 
The following electoral districts have been established for the purpose of the election of members to the Board:

Electoral district 1, the Eastern District, including the counties of Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prescott and Russell, City of Prince Edward County, Kingston, Renfrew, Stormont-Dundas and Glengarry and the City of Ottawa.

Electoral district 2, the Central Region, including the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel and York, and the City of Toronto.

Electoral district 3, the Southwestern Region, including the regional municipalities of Halton, Niagara and Waterloo; the counties of Huron, Perth, Wellington, Elgin, Essex, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford and Dufferin; along with the cities of Hamilton, Brant, Chatham-Kent, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brantford.

Electoral district 4, the Northwestern Region, including the counties of Bruce and Grey together with the territorial districts of Algoma, Kenora, Manitoulin, Rainy River, and Thunder Bay and the City of Greater Sudbury.

Electoral district 5, the Northeastern Region, including the counties of Haliburton and Simcoe and the City of Kawartha Lakes together with the territorial districts of Cochrane, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound and Timiskaming.

Electoral district 6, the Province of Ontario at large

Nomination Process

Candidates considering standing for election to the Board should:

  1. Review the election section of the CASLPO Bylaws for the complete process and to confirm eligibility to stand for election.
  2. Review the criteria for ensuring nominators are eligible. Nominators must reside or be employed within the electoral district where the election will be held.
  3. Candidate biographies are distributed, with voting ballots, to eligible voting members in the candidate’s electoral district.
  4. Follow the nomination instructions to complete the Online Nomination Form that registrants will receive by email.
Nominator Eligibility

Review the election section of CASLPO Bylaws to ensure eligibility to nominate a candidate. Nominators must reside or work within the candidate’s electoral district and be in good standing with CASLPO.

Eligibility to Vote

Registrants are entitled to vote if they: hold a current certificate of registration in Ontario; are not in default of payment of fees; and work or reside in the electoral district where the election is being held.

Voting

No less than thirty days prior to the election, every CASLPO registrant of who is eligible to vote in the district where an election is being held will receive electronically, a list of candidates and biographies, a ballot (including electronic voting procedures and the deadline for receipt of ballots), and guidance on how to submit the completed ballot. The electronic voting email will be sent to you from an outsourced vendor called ‘Big-Pulse’.  They specialize in secure, protected e-Voting needs.  The email ‘From’ line will appear as if the message is being sent from the CASLPO Registrar, Brian O’Riordan and will include a subject line notifying registrants of the Election.  We hope you will cast your ballot in elections.  Your vote strengthens the principle of self-regulation of the health professions in Ontario and fosters our right of professional representation on the Board of Directors of your College.

IMPORTANT:  To receive your voting instructions, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario must have your unique email address on record.  If you share an email address with others, your personal voting instructions will not be confidential.  You can update your email address in the registrant portal.

 


© 2024 CASLPO

© 2024 CASLPO

This website is intended to provide information to the public and registrants. Should there be difference in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO registrants, it is up to the registrant to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website. Note: the term "member" and "registrant" are used interchangeably throughout CASLPO's website and documents. Both terms are synonymous with "member" as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.