2021 CASLPO Council Elections

The nomination process officially opened on March 5, 2021 for four (4) open seats for a three-year term of office:

  1. One Audiologist in District 2 (Central Ontario)
  2. One Speech-Language Pathologist in District 2 (Central Ontario)
  3. One Audiologist or one Speech-Language Pathologist in District 4 (North-Western Ontario)
  4. One Audiologist or one Speech-Language Pathologist in District 5 (North-Eastern Ontario)

At the time of nomination poll closing at midnight on April 6, there were three eligible nominations in each category for Districts 2 and three eligible nominations for District 4.  There was only one eligible nomination in District. Therefore the nominee was acclaimed.

The following nominee was acclaimed to Council: 
District 5: Jennifer Anderson (AUD) of Bradford

The following nominees were re-elected to Council:
District 2: Pam Millett (AUD) of Toronto
District 2: Yvonne Wyndham (SLP) of Toronto
District 4: Tara Barber (SLP) of Kenora

Their 3-year terms begin effective as of May 18, 2021.

Election Results were verified at the close of the polls on May 17, 2021.  The results are as follows:

District 2 Candidate Profession Nº Votes
Yvonne Wyndham SLP 293
Kanwar Saini SLP 216
Thanya Duvage SLP 175
 
Pamela Millet AUD 180
Kuruvilla Mathew AUD 94
Lalsa Perepa AUD 52
 
District 4 Candidate Profession Nº Votes
Tara Barber   33
Carrie Hall   13
Tamara Attansaio   9

Congratulations to those elected and a big thank-you to all those who put their names forward to participate in the democratic process.

 

Click here to see the CASLPO Electoral Districts

If you are a registrant considering getting involved yourself in future elections, or encouraging a colleague whom you feel may be interested and qualified, to put their name forward.

Nominees are required to review the following 2 brief videos before putting their name forward, or that of another registrant from their district.

You can also download these pdf versions of the accompanying slide presentations.

Nominees are required to watch the following 2 presentations before putting their name forward, or that of another registrant from their district.

Thinking About Running for Election?

PDF - Thinking About Running for Election?

What you Need to Know Before Running for Council

PDF - What you Need to Know Before Running for Council

 

For more information on the election process and timelines, please email Laura Bartolini at lbartolini@caslpo.com or visit our website:

Who we are - Become Involved in Council
Electoral Districts
Committee Meetings and Frequency
Elections Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 Council 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. Each candidate must complete and submit a nomination form, a brief biography including reasons for accepting the nomination. The nomination form must be signed by the three nominators and the candidate.
  5. Send the completed and signed nomination form, with biography to the College’s Registrar by the published deadline, 75 days before the date of the election.

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

Members 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 member of CASLPO 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 members 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 Council 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 member portal.

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 to "member" as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.