• Élections au Conseil 


    Elections to Council will be held on
    March 31, 2020


    District 4 (East)
    TBD - No Nominees as of January 28, 2020

    District 7 (Psychological Associates)
    TBD - No Nominees as of January 28, 2020

    (Nominations for both Districts close March 1, 2020)

    Electoral District 4 (East): counties of Lanark, Renfrew, Leeds and Grenville, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and the City of Ottawa.

    Electoral District 7 (Psychological Associates):  to be composed of the constituency of Psychological Associates who have chosen to vote in this district rather than in their geographic district.


     Important Dates:  

    December 20, 2019 - First day to submit nominations for elections
    February 14, 2020 - Eligible voters will be notified of candidates
    March 1, 2020 - Last day to submit a nomination
    March 16, 2020 - A link to the secure voting site will be sent to all eligible voters.  


    The College of Psychologists of Ontario, in keeping with its statutory mandate and objects, regulates the practice of psychology in serving and protecting the public interest.  All members of the College Council, regardless of whether elected or appointed, represent the public and not the constituency of the district or university from which they were elected or appointed. The Council is comprised of seven elected professional members, two to three appointed academic members, and five to eight public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  In addition, there is one elected, non-voting Psychological Associate member. 

    The mandate of the Council of the College of Psychologist is to protect the public and serve the public interest.   A Council that reflects diversity benefits from new and innovative approaches and points of view. Members of the Council have a direct voice in determining policies, programs and services that ensure the delivery of safe and effective psychological services.  

    Ontario is home to one of the most diverse populations in the world – most Ontarians can trace their roots outside of Canada.  Ontarians represent a broad range of ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, languages, abilities, socio-economic status, and lifestyles.  Toronto itself, has been called the most multicultural city in the world where more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken.  Recogizing this, the College knows that the needs of the public being served are not the same across the province, and strives to involve those who recognize, respect and promote the value inherent in such diversity. 

    As an organization, the College endeavours to reflect, through its Council and Committees membership, the diversity of the Ontario public to whom psychologists and psychological associates provide service.


    Questions? cpo@cpo.on.ca  



    Nomination Form

    Psychological Associate Electoral District Declaration Form

    Nomination and Voting Procedures

    Committee Descriptions and Time Commitments

    Election Bylaw