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Election

Notice of Board Election

The BC College of Social Workers holds elections for new Board members in the fall of each year. In accordance with College Bylaws, this Notice of Election is being distributed to all registrants 90 days prior to the election date in order that all eligible voters and potential candidates be informed of the election process and relevant timelines. Full details about the election are available on the College’s website and in the College Bylaws.

Important Dates

 Call for nominations & Notice of election  August 15, 2020
 Nominations close  September 15, 2020
 Ballots delivered to registrants  October 15, 2020
 Deadline to submit paper ballots  November 15, 2020
 Last day for election vote/election close  November 30, 2020
 Results announced  December 15, 2020

 

Nominations

As of August 15, 2020, BCCSW is accepting nominations for four vacant positions on the College’s board. Only registrants in the Full or Clinical Classes of registration with the College may nominate or be nominated; registrants may nominate up to two other registrants. Nominees must be nominated and must consent to the nomination. All nominees must declare that they will abide by the Act and election procedures to be eligible. Nomination Form and Nomination Consent form must be received by mail or scan/email by September 15, 2020.

Elections

Balloting will begin on October 15, 2020 and end on November 30, 2020. The four persons with the most votes will each be elected to a two-year term beginning January 2021. The elected candidates must swear the Oath of Office no more than 45 days after the election date.

For registrants with email accounts, voting will take place over a secure website. Paper ballots will be mailed to registrants who do not have email addresses listed with the College.

Please ensure that you provide the College with an up to date email account if you have one.

BC Crown Agencies and Board Resource Office (CABRO) Training Resources

It is recommended that registrants interested in serving as board members familiarize themselves with information provided by CABRO that outlines the roles and responsibilities of board members. CABRO’s Website is CABRO.

CABRO board member training documents:

Governing in the Public Interest

Financial Governance

Risk Management

Human Resources