College of Opticians Board Elections: 

 

District 2 (Eastern) and District 3 (Northern) 
Nominations Close on Friday, September 10, 2021

An election will be held for Board of Directors positions in Districts 2 (Eastern) and District 3 (Northern). The successful candidates will begin serving a three-year term of office starting Friday, January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024. The election closes on November 10, 2021, at noon. 

Working with the College of Opticians is a rewarding way to contribute to public protection and the governing of the self-regulated profession of Opticianry. If you are a registered optician interested in using your knowledge and skill in the interest of public protection, consider seeking a nomination. 

How do I seek nomination? 

1.    Download and review the Election Guidelines, Nomination Instructions, and FAQs. Please read all information in the nomination package and follow the instructions carefully. 

2.    Complete the Pre-Election Training Module (Jurisprudence Chapter 4 RHPA) before completing your nomination form. 

3.    Complete the Candidate Consent and Nomination Form and submit with the required attachments to the College by noon on Friday, September 10, 2021 to elections@collegeofopticians.ca. Nomination packages must be accurate, complete and received by the deadline. 

What skills and attributes make a great Board member?

Anyone seeking election to the board will be interviewed by a screening panel of the College’s Governance Committee. During the interview, candidates will be asked to demonstrate the following core competencies: 

  • Passion – Public Service Oriented: Demonstrates outstanding initiative and commitment towards the practice of opticianry. Committed to service the College’s mandate to regulate the profession of opticianry in the public interest. 
  • Exemplified Integrity: Demonstrates a conviction to do what’s right and to reject what’s wrong, regardless of the consequences.
  • Unbiased and Open Minded: Demonstrates the ability to self identify and set aside conscious biases. Proactively reflects on the impact of unconscious biases in all situations. Actively listens and absorbs all information to make an informed and open-minded decision.  
  • Critical Judgment and Decision Making: Makes good decisions based upon a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and sound judgment. Comfortably deals with concepts and complexity and looks beyond the obvious to avoid ‘group think’ and/or the status quo.
  • Collaboration and Inclusion: Demonstrates an open mindset, listens without judgment, and embraces diversity of others and of thought. Seeks to understand and build on the strengths of others. 
Interested in learning more? 

On August 25, 2021, the College held a free information session to share information with interested registrants about serving on the Board of Directors, the nominations and election process and how to prepare for the screening interview. 

The screening interview will be held on September 29. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at elections@collegeofopticians.ca or (416) 368-3616 ext. 201.
 


Electoral District Information

DISTRICT NAME DISTRICT
ENCOMPASSES
MEMBER TERM NEXT ELECTION

1

Southern

The County of Brant, the City of Hamilton, the regional municipalities of Halton and Niagara and the counties of Haldimand and Norfolk, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

E. Lee

2021-2023

2023
(for 2024 - 2026)

2

Eastern

The City of Kawartha Lakes, the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward, Frontenac, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell, Stormount, Dundas and Glengarry, the regional municipality of Durham and the City of Ottawa, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

I. Koenig

2019 - 2021

2021
(for 2022 – 2024)

3

Northern

Territorial districts of Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay, Cochrane, Temiskaming, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Algoma, Manitoulin, and Muskoka, and the District of Sudbury, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

B. Todd

2019-2021

2021
(for 2022 – 2024)

4

Western

Counties of Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Kent and Essex, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

M. Smart

2020-2022

2022
(for 2023 - 2025)

5

Toronto

City of Toronto, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

D. Reiz

2021 - 2023

2023
(for 2024 - 2026)

6

Contact Lens Mentor

Whole province of Ontario

A. Fournier

2020- 2023

2023
(for 2020 - 2025)

7

Central Western

The counties of Dufferin and Wellington and the regional municipalities of Peel and Waterloo, or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

S. Modhera

2020 - 2023

2023
(for 2024 - 2025)

8

Central

County of Simcoe and the Regional Municipality of York or the equivalent geographical areas and names, as substituted by statute from time to time.

N. Mohammadzadeh

2021 - 2023 2023
(for 2024 - 2026)

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