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2022 election call for applications for two CFPC Director-at-Large positions: Closed

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Board of Directors has two vacancies for Director-at-Large positions. Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Brady Bouchard, President, and Dr. Danielle Cutts, Chair, Nominating Committee, are pleased to announce the 2022 call for applications.

Help us maintain a Board comprised of talented and dedicated members with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills, backgrounds, and lived experiences.

The CFPC values the benefits that diversity can bring to the Board. Diversity promotes the inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, mitigates against groupthink, and ensures that the CFPC has the opportunity to benefit from all available talent. For the purposes of the Board diversity includes, but is not limited to, practice experience and variety, geography, and age as well as members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender expression.

We encourage you to apply if you are interested in a leadership position and furthering the CFPC’s vision, mission, and values. This call for applications is also being shared with organizations and groups working with family physicians with the 2022 priority recruitment attributes. We hope you will reflect on this call and encourage a CFPC member to apply.

Two nominees or more, as applicable, will be shared with members. Members will then elect two Directors-at-Large.

The CFPC’s Board of Directors is a multi-talented group of individuals who are collectively expected to possess the following skills and proficiencies:
 
  1. Knowledge of the CFPC
  2. Experience with boards and governance
  3. Financial acumen
  4. Experience in strategic planning
  5. Knowledge in risk management
  6. Understanding of legal matters
  7. Knowledge of not-for-profit organizations
  8. Familiarity with systems thinking
  9. Experience in government relations
  10. Experience in patient and health care advocacy
  11. Aptitude for stakeholder engagement
  12. Comprehension of ethics and conflicts of interest
  13. Possession of political acumen and understanding of public affairs
  14. Experience in communications
In addition, we are seeking family physician candidates for the 2022 election who cover some or all of these attributes:
 
  • Self-identifies as a member of visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity or expression
  • Practises in Atlantic Canada
  • Is a Certificate of Added Competence holder with a focused practice
  • Is a Certificate of Added Competence holder working in a team-based comprehensive practice
  • Is a community-based family physician whose major professional involvement is clinical care and may be a preceptor for learners
  • Is Francophone
We welcome all interested applicants.

How can you apply for a 2022 Board Director-at-Large position?

What can you expect during the application process?

Details of the Board’s list of nominees for the 2022 election

What are the nomination and election processes, as outlined in the CFPC Bylaws?
 

How can you apply for a 2022 Board Director position?

If you are interested in applying for a Director-at-Large position on the CFPC Board of Directors, please complete the following steps by March 31st:
 
  1. Review the CFPC Board Director Code of Conduct. You will be asked to confirm that if elected, you will sign and adhere to this.
  2. Review the CFPC Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure of potential, perceived, or real Conflicts of Interest among CFPC Members involved in (or wishing to be involved in) College leadership activities. You will be asked to disclose any potential conflicts of interest as part of the application.
  3. Complete the online application form. (View the application before entering the online form.)
  4. Submit your resumé to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected].
  5. Ask two individuals who know you well (at least one must be a current CFPC member in good standing) to act as your references. The most useful submissions they can provide are personal letters that articulate how your achievements relate to the 2022 election call for application. Please ask for the letters to be submitted directly to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected], by the March 31st deadline.

What can you expect during the application process?

As an applicant you can expect feedback from Sarah Scott regarding the status of your application. The Nominating Committee reviews the applications, scores them based on objective criteria, and develops a short list of applicants to interview. Interviews will be conducted by video conference on Tuesday, May 10th, Wednesday, May 11th, and Thursday May 12th, 2022.

The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to the Board. The Board will confirm the nominees.

Applicants will be informed by June 20th as to whether they are being nominated for member consideration in the 2022 election.

It’s important to note this rigorous process is meant to assist the Nominating Committee best serve the CFPC. A strong list of nominees comes from careful consideration of all of the knowledge, experience, skills, and backgrounds of each individual applicant in light of the changing needs of the CFPC, its members, and the communities and patients they serve.

Nominees will be asked to provide the following items by mid-August to be shared with CFPC members on the CFPC’s website:
  • A written summary (up to 1,000 words) describing yourself to members
  • A video introduction presenting yourself to members (up to two minutes, recorded by the CFPC)
  • A picture of yourself
Additional information:
Expectations of Board Directors
Recruiting Great Nominees
Composition of the Board of Directors
Application and Nomination Processes
2022 Key Dates

Questions? Please contact Sarah Scott at [email protected].
 

The Board approved the following recommendations from the Nominating Committee:

That the members of the CFPC be invited to elect:
 
  1. Dr. Michael Green, as a Director holding the office of President-Elect for a one-year term from the time of the November 2022 Annual Meeting of Members (AMM) until the time of the 2023 AMM.
  2. Dr. Carrie Bernard, as a Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer for a one-year term from the time of the November 2022 AMM until the time of the 2023 AMM.
  3. Dr. Yan Yu, as a Director-at-Large for a second three-year term beginning at the time of the November 2022 AMM until the time of the 2025 AMM.
    (Details of the 2022 nominees above)
    And:
  4. That the Nominating Committee will recommend two nominees or more, as applicable, for two three-year Director-at-Large positions based on the approved criteria of the 2022 election call for applications. The Board will approve the nominees to be shared with members for election. The two nominees receiving the most votes will be elected.

Board composition 2022

The anticipated gap areas on the Board at the time of the 2022 Board Director election are highlighted in the 2022 election call for applications.
At the time of the 2022 Annual Meeting of Members (AMM):
  • The four Directors holding Officer positions will all complete their one-year terms and the individuals elected to fill those positions will be confirmed:
  • Among the eight Directors-at-Large, the following changes will occur:
    • Two Directors are completing their terms, creating two vacancies: Dr. Carrie Bernard (nominee for Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer) and Dr. Marie Giroux. The results of the vote to elect two new Directors-at-Large will be revealed.
    • The results of the vote to elect Dr. Yan Yu as a Director-at-Large for a renewed term (from the 2022 AMM to the 2025 AMM) will be revealed. Learn more about Dr. Yu’s nomination.
  • The following Directors-at-Large will continue their terms:

What are the nomination and election processes, as outlined in the CFPC Bylaws?


Details about the election of Directors are found in section 5 of the bylaws.

 

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