Council Election Resources

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
Thurs, Oct 6, 2022 Deadline for all nominations to be submitted to the College.
- Confirmation of Eligibility
- Signed Nomination Form
- Personal Statement and Biography
- Complete Governance Education Modules
- Conflict of Interest Questionaire
Sep 23 and Oct 12, 2022 Pre-Election Interview with the Recruitment Committee
Tues, Oct 18, 2022 Registrar to send members:
- List of candidates
- Candidate’s biography and personal statement
- An electronic ballot + instructions

Electronic Polling Opens
Thurs, Nov 17, 2022 Election Day
Thurs, Nov 24, 2022 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
Fri, Dec 9, 2022 Recount (if requested by candidate)
Jan 2023 Candidates 3 Year Term Begins

Governance Education Modules

Council and Non-Council Committee members are required to successfully complete three Governance Education Modules (GEM) that outlines the duties, obligations and expectations of the Council and committee members, the role of health regulatory colleges and the healthy profession legislation that governs them. Upon successful completion of each GEM you will be prompted to download a certificate of completion

You can access CDTO’s Governance Education Modules (GEM.) below.

GEM. 1: Health Profession Legislation

GEM 2: Health Regulatory Colleges

GEM 3: Council and Committees




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




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

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