One of the benefits of being registered professionals is that RECEs have a say in the governance of their profession. Members in good standing can nominate candidates for Council — or run themselves — and vote in Council elections.
This year, between March 18 and April 17, members in Districts 5 (Toronto Region) and District 7 (Hamilton/Niagara Region) have the chance to cast their vote. Eleven candidates have put their names forward to run in the election and are eagerly awaiting the results, which will be announced in May.
“I would tell anyone thinking of running for Council that it is incredibly rewarding and builds self-confidence and confidence in the profession as a whole. The work feels big, impactful and meaningful.” – Council member
Serving on Council is an exceptional opportunity to build public trust and confidence in the profession. Council members get to share their professional experience, gain new leadership skills and connect with RECEs across the province. Through their work on committees, they oversee policy direction, and make decisions related to entry to practise requirements, ethical and professional standards, and professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity. All of these decisions play a big part in shaping what RECEs do, every day, in their professional practice.
“I ran for Council because I wanted to influence public confidence. I wanted to actively participate in improving the profession in a meaningful way and contribute to the transformation of the profession.” – Council member
Voting is also an exceptional opportunity! It’s your chance to decide who oversees the regulation of the profession. So, if you’re in District 5 or 7, read the candidate bios and cast your vote. The email with the electronic ballot is in your inbox. If you’re in a different district, stay tuned to find out who will be joining your Council this May, or find out when your district’s next election is coming up.