College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

Board Nominations for 2022-2024 Now Open!

Aug. 6, 2021

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Board meetings? How decisions are made? What it’s like to be able discuss issues with peers? What it takes to be a CTCMA Board member? And have you considered whether you would be good at it?

You’re already knowledgeable in the TCM sector so that part is covered. Your skills, knowledge and experience are needed. Your College would value your participation.

The Board Election for the 2022-2024 term will begin in late October, with voting taking place throughout the month of November.

Three positions are available and open to registrants in the following electoral districts:

  • District 1 (Lower Mainland): up to two candidates

  • District 2 (the province of British Columbia outside of Lower Mainland): at least one candidate.

Of course, we want to be sure to have a full roster of qualified candidates. The deadline for Nominations is October 2 so you have plenty of time to think about someone you might want to nominate. Or maybe this is the year you decide to run yourself!

If you are committed to the best interests of public safety, like to work hard, and enjoy peer-to-peer discussion, you could be an effective and valuable CTCMA Board member. We are privileged to be self-regulated and that is due to the contributions of those registrants who have served on the Board as well as those public members who have been appointed.

Here’s a quick look at the qualities the CTCMA Board is looking for.

  1. Ability to think and contribute strategically.

  2. Principled and ethical.

  3. Welcome the viewpoints of others.

  4. Good listener and communicator.

  5. Thrive on problem solving.

  6. Dedicated to serving the public.

Board members from all areas of our profession bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest.

Each new Board member receives an orientation to Board governance and takes and signs an Oath of Office confirming understanding and commitment to the role. The mandate of the Board is to uphold the College’s objective as set out in the Health Professions Act: to serve and protect the public.

This could be an opportunity to make a personally satisfying contribution. You’ll build your skill set. You’ll grow your network. And you’ll feel good, working to advance your chosen profession.

When you think about it, where else can you achieve both personal and professional benefits like these?

The College uses an online system for Board elections. Nominations are now open.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 4:30PM (PDT). Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to the College by emailing the form to election@ctcma.bc.ca. Here is the Nominations Form

Your skills, knowledge and experience are needed. No doubt you have opinions and insights concerning our profession that you’ve always wanted to put forward. Well, your College would value your participation.

You’ll find more useful information about the Nominations process here in the College Board Information.

As always, we are available to answer any questions prospective candidates may have. For further information about Nominations feel free to email us at election@ctcma.bc.ca.

Details concerning the Board Election itself will follow.