Elections Resources

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  • Key Dates
  • Documentation
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Key Dates

Mark your calendar with the important dates and deadlines listed below. Have a question or worried you are going to miss a deadline? Contact us for further assistance.

Date Event
Friday, October 8, 2021 Deadline for all nominations to be submitted to the College.
- Confirmation of Eligibility
- Signed Nomination Form
- Personal Statement and Biography (Recommended)
Thursday, October 14, 2021 By Noon
- Candidates to complete Conflict of Interest questionnaire and return to the College
- Second chance to send the Personal Statement and Biography
Monday, October 18, 2021 Registrar to send members:
- List of candidates
- Candidate’s biography and personal statement
- An electronic ballot + instructions

Electronic Polling Opens
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Election Day
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Request for Recount
Candidates may request recount, and in doing so:
- Deliver a written recount request to the Registrar
- Paying the fee required for recount process
Thursday, December 9, 2021 Recount (if requested by candidate)
January 2022 Candidates 3 Year Term Begins

Documentation

 

The listed documents below are the election materials required to validate your potential candidacy.:

Candidate Guide – This resource is designed to assist individuals interested in running for election to the Council of College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO

Nomination Form – This form is required for your nomination as a candidate for election to the Council of the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (the “College”). You must complete this document in order for the College to conduct a verification process.

Council Competencies and Behaviour – This resources is created for you to understand the competencies required of a member of the Council of the College.

FAQs

 

What do Council Members Do?

Elected Members contribute to the self-regulation of the dental technology profession
in Ontario in a host of meaningful ways. You participate in decision-making about:

  • standards of practice and professional conduct
  • competencies for entry to practice and ongoing practice, and
  • the development of new programs and policies to guide the profession, as well as relevant regulations and by-laws required under the legislation

Members of the Council also fulfill a critical role through participation on a statutory Committee.

What are the candidate eligibility requirements for Council elections?

The eligibility requirements are set out in Article 10.05 of the College’s By-Laws

How much time will I have to commit if elected to Council?

There are generally four Council meetings per year in Scarborough, held between the
business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dates are set well in advance to help members plan.
Each meeting also requires preparation time—such as reviewing materials in advance of
meetings to be able to fully contribute to discussions.
In addition to this, there is an expectation that Council members participate in at least
one Committee. The time commitment varies depending upon the Committee(s) you
are assigned.

Will I be compensated for my time away from practice?

The College provides Council members with a per diem and reimbursement of
reasonable expenses as set out in the College’s Expense Policy.

How long is the term of office?

Council Members are expected to serve a three-year term. That term officially begins at
the first meeting of the Council after the general election.

If my circumstances change, can I withdraw from the election?

Candidates may withdraw their nomination by giving notice to the College in writing at
Registrar@cdto.com

For more information on the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario: