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of British Columbia

Board Elections for 2020-2022 Coming Up!

Aug 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Board meetings? What kinds of issues are discussed? How decisions are made? What it’s like to sit at the board table with peers? What it takes to be a CTCMA Board member? And would you be good at it?

You’re already knowledgeable in the sector—TCM—so that part is covered. Your skills, knowledge and experience are needed. Well, your College would value your participation.

Board elections for the 2020-2022 term are coming up in November and run through to December. There are three positions available and open to Registrants in District 1 (Lower Mainland) or District 2 (the province of British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland). This could be the time for you to consider serving on your College Board. We are privileged to be self-regulated and that is due entirely to the contribution of those who have made a commitment and volunteered to stand for election as well as those public members who have been appointed.

Here are the qualities the CTCMA Board is looking for.

  1. Ability to think and contribute strategically. Your viewpoints as a Registrant would be valuable.
  2. Principled and ethical. You do what you say you will do, understanding that some things are confidential.
  3. Welcome the viewpoints of others. You know that collaboration is the way the best work gets done.
  4. Good listener and communicator. You know when to take a harder line and when to accept majority opinion. You speak in a collegial manner (in English, the language of our Board) that people respond to.
  5. Thrive on problem solving. You look at issues and understand that root causes and symptoms are not one and the same. You keep the best interests of the College, top of mind.
  6. Dedicated to serving the public. After all, you serve your patients every day!

Board members from all areas of our profession bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest.

Each new Board member receives an orientation to Board governance and takes and signs an Oath of Office confirming their understanding and commitment to their role. The mandate of the Board is to uphold the College’s objective as set out in the Health Professions Act: to serve and protect the public.

This could be an opportunity to make a personally satisfying contribution. You’ll build your skill set. You’ll grow your network. And you’ll feel good, for doing good for your chosen profession. When you think about it, where else can you achieve both personal and professional benefits like these?
The College uses an online system for Board elections. Here’s a link to the Nomination Form.

Nominations are now open. The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT). Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to the College by emailing the form to

Your skills, knowledge and experience are needed. No doubt you have opinions and insights concerning our profession that you’ve always wanted to put forward. Well, your College would value your participation.

Read the College Board Information, see the Summer 2019 Newsletter and, as always, we are available to answer any questions prospective candidates may have.