2019 OCA Board of Directors Election

Message from Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee:

Following the call for nominees to fill the three vacancies on the OCA Board of Directors, six members declared their candidacy.

Governance is a powerful force and a necessity for our profession. As a member organization, the Board plays a critical role for our profession. As the fourth largest association in the world, representing 80 per cent of chiropractors in Ontario, who serves on your Board of Directors makes a difference.

You have until Friday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m. to vote. We need the voice of all members.

To help you make an informed choice of three candidates, as you cast your votes to elect new members to the OCA Board of Directors to your association, below please find:

  • Candidate profiles of the six 2019 OCA Board of Directors member candidates, in alphabetical order, as requested and provided by each candidate.
  • Candidate responses to governance-related Town Hall questions that will support you making informed choices with your votes.

The OCA Board is focused on pursuing governance excellence. In 2018, the Board adopted the leading-practice Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA). The best Boards reflect gender, demographic and geographic coverage.

Your Board of Directors has made great strides in moving from a working board to a governance Board and has modernized its role, enabling Board members to concentrate on future-focused strategies to advance our profession.

As in all leadership roles, collaboration is key to an effective Board, expressed in a continuous cycle of respect, trust and candor. The ability to work together and to achieve the full range of responsibilities of a Board to the OCA, and by extension, to you, is critical. This is your Board. Please make your voice heard and vote for these important positions.

The results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Ayla Azad
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Ontario Chiropractic Association


Board Candidate Profiles and Responses to Town Hall Questions:

Dr. Gerard Arbour

Dr. Robbie J. Berman

Dr. Paul D. Christopher

Dr. Paolo De Ciantis

Dr. Jenny Elliott

Dr. Anjelica Mazzella

Please note the OCA is not endorsing any candidate. Rather, we think a robust roster of candidates and informed voters will best serve all chiropractors and will advance the profession in Ontario.