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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.
As of August 15, 2022, BCCSW is accepting nominations for four vacant positions on the College’s board.
The College is currently reviewing its bylaws and policies with a view of embedding best practice diversity engagement and transparency into the College’s structure. The College strongly encourages self-identified Indigenous registrants, Black registrants, People of Color registrants, and registrants from equity seeking groups, to be considered for nomination.
The College Board of Directors have identified the following needed competencies for the upcoming 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. 2022-Nomination Form and 2022-Nomination Consent Form must be received by mail or scan/email by September 15, 2022.
Balloting will begin on October 15, 2022 and end on November 15, 2022. The four persons with the most votes will each be elected to a two-year term beginning January 2023. 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.
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