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.
NOMINATIONS PROCESS OPENS TODAY!
DEADLINE – APRIL 4 at 11:59pm
In advance of the upcoming CASLPO Board of Directors Election for 2023, this is to inform you that the nominations process officially opened today, Monday March 6, 2023.
CASLPO will hold an election for FOUR seats:
View the CASLPO Electoral Districts here.
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 items below - Please note the term “Council” was changed to “Board of Directors” in June 2022.
Nominees are required to review the following 2 brief information documents before putting their name forward, or that of another registrant from their district.
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
Eligible voters will have received an email from Brian O'Riordan, Registrar and CEO, which included a customized secure link to click and begin the e-nomination process. The initial email and any reminder emails to be re-sent following this email today 'from Brian O'Riordan', also include your 'customized secure link'. Please watch for those emails so you can access the secure link to begin the nominations process.
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
Electronic voting will take place starting April 19.
The deadline for receipt of completed electronic ballots is Thursday, May 18, 2023, 11:59pm.
The newly elected members of the Board will attend the Board meeting and Education Day on June 1 and 2, 2023 in Toronto.
If you are an eligible audiologist or speech-language pathologist in Districts 1 or 3, 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] or visit our website.
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
Candidates considering standing for election to the Board should:
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.
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.
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.