CMLTO Board Elections

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CMLTO Board of Directors
The CMLTO Board of Directors is the governing body of the CMLTO, which sets out the strategic and policy direction for the College in the interest of the public in Ontario.


Composition of the CMLTO Board of Directors
The CMLTO Board is composed of Public Board Members, who are appointed by the provincial government, and Professional Board Members (MLTs), who are elected or appointed from Registrants pursuant to Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 and the CMLTO By-Law.
As self-regulated professionals, MLTs have the opportunity to play an active role as a CMLTO Board Member in shaping the future of the profession in Ontario and serving the public interest.

The CMLTO Board of Directors currently has nine (9) Public Board Members, eight (8) Professional Board Members (MLTs), and one (1) Academic Member.

Duties and Responsibilities of Board Members

The Board Members shall act in the best interests of the College and the public.

In the performance of their duties and responsibilities, the Board members shall comply with:

Additionally, the Board Members should be familiar with: 

Director Skills and Knowledge

All Board Members are expected to be effective contributors. The desired skills, traits and knowledge include:

  • The ability to work with a group to make decisions, 
  • The ability to understand and follow democratic processes,
  • A willingness to devote time and effort to the work of the CMLTO and the Board,
  • Good communication skills, and,
  • An understanding that the goal of the CMLTO is to serve and protect the public.

The CMLTO By-Law and Board Elections

CMLTO Board Elections are administered by the CMLTO By-Law.

  • CMLTO By-Law / Election of Board Members
  • CMLTO By-Law / Eligibility to Stand for Election
  • CMLTO By-Law / Eligibility to Vote

    CMLTO ELECTORAL DISTRICTS
    The following eight (8) electoral districts are established for the purpose of the election of Registrants to the Board of Directors:

    Electoral District 1: South-West Region
    Electoral District 2: Central West Region
    Electoral District 3: Metropolitan Toronto Region
    Electoral District 4: Central East Region
    Electoral District 5: East Region
    Electoral District 6: North-East Region
    Electoral District 7: North-West Region
    Electoral District 8: Registrant-at-Large

CMLTO Electoral Map

Geographic territory of electoral districts

The geographic territory of electoral districts can be accessed here.

NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS TO BE ELECTED IN EACH ELECTORAL DISTRICT

The number of Registrants to be elected in each electoral district:

One Registrant for the following electoral districts:

  • Electoral District 1: South-West Region
  • Electoral District 5: East Region
  • Electoral District 6: North-East Region
  • Electoral District 7: North-West Region
  • Electoral District 8: Registrant-at-Large

Two Registrants for the following electoral districts:

  • Electoral District 2: Central West Region
  • Electoral District 3: Metropolitan Toronto Region
  • Electoral District 4: Central East Region

TERM OF OFFICE OF BOARD MEMBERS

The term of office of a Registrant elected to the CMLTO Board of Directors as a Professional Board Member is three (3) years, which commences on January 1st of the calendar year following the Board election.

The term of office of a Registrant elected to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy starts immediately and continues until the end of the current term.

THREE-YEAR REGULAR ELECTION SCHEDULE (2023-2025)

The election of Registrants to the Board takes place annually on a three-year rotation through the eight electoral districts. Staggered elections ensure the CMLTO always retains a base of experienced and knowledgeable Board Members who can assist with transitioning new Members to the Board. The nomination process is completed by the end of May and voting is completed by the end of September.

YEAR 2023 2024 2025
Electoral District Electoral District 2: Central West RegionElectoral District 4: Central East Region Electoral District 1: South-West Region
Electoral District 3: Metropolitan Toronto Region
Electoral District 5: East Region
Electoral District 6: North-East Region
Electoral District 7: North-West Region
Electoral District 2: Central West RegionElectoral District 3: Metropolitan Toronto RegionElectoral District 4: Central East Region

Electoral District 8: Registrant-at-Large

Registrants are notified by Call for Nominations in FOCUS March 2023 March 2024 March 2025
Deadline for receipt of nomination forms at CMLTO May 26, 2023 May 31, 2024 May 30, 2025
Online Election Start Date(Electronic Ballots Sent) August 25, 2023 August 30, 2024 August 29, 2025
Online Election End Date(Deadline for receipt of ballots) September 29, 2023 October 4, 2024 September 26, 2025
Start of term of office
(3 years) for Elected Board Members
January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026

2024 CMLTO BOARD ELECTIONS

The CMLTO is now accepting nominations from the eligible Registrants in the following electoral districts to serve on its Board of Directors:

UPDATED TIMELINES

Regular Election Term Nomination Deadline Online Election Start Date Online Election End date
District 1 – South-West Region January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027 May 31, 2024 August 30, 2024 October 4, 2024
District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Region January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027
District 5 – East Region January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027
District 6 – North-East Region January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027
District 7 – North-West Region January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027

Call for Nominations to the 2025 CMLTO Board of Directors

NOMINATION PROCESS

The candidates considering standing for election to the CMLTO Board of Directors shall:

1. Review the CMLTO By-Law / Election of Board Members.
2. Confirm their eligibility to stand for election as per CMLTO By-Law / Eligibility to Stand for Election.   
3. Complete, sign and return the 2024 CMLTO Board Election Package to the Registrar and CEO by July 21, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Candidates must also successfully complete the CMLTO Board of Directors Candidate Training relating to CMLTO’s governance approach and the duties, roles and responsibilities of Board Members, including participating in an interview with the Registrar and CEO.

ELECTION PROCESS

Registrants, who are eligible to vote in the electoral district in which an election is to be held, will be provided with a CMLTO Board Election Voting Package on August 30, 2024.

The CMLTO Board Election Voting Package will include:

  • A ballot listing of all eligible candidates in the electoral district,
  • Election biography and personal statement of each candidate in the form and manner and by the date determined by the Registrar and CEO,
  • The means to cast a vote, a ballot or in the case of an online election system, access to online voting system,
  • Closing date and time of the election period, and
  • A voting guide with instructions.

Online Voting Start Date : August 30, 2024

Online Voting End Date   : October 4, 2024

The term of office for the Board Members elected in regular elections will start on January 1, 2025, and end on December 31, 2027.

CMLTO BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION GUIDE (pdf)

Equity, diversity, inclusion and justice are a priority for the CMLTO.

Applications from all equity deserving groups in Ontario are encouraged to optimize the richness of diversity in the CMLTO Board composition and decision.

Do you have more questions? Please contact us!

executiveoffice@cmlto.com