The Council

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) is governed by a Council of nine elected Members and as many public members as are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council in accordance with section six of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007. The Council and its committees make decisions related to registration requirements, standards of practice, continuing professional development and the professional conduct of Members, along with developing and monitoring regulations, policies and business systems for CRPO. Council’s duties are supported by a number of statutory and non-statutory committees, as well as by CRPO staff.

Although Council meetings are public, most committee meetings are not open to observers. Regular updates regarding the work of committees are posted on this site to inform Members, the public and other stakeholders about their activities and progress.

Current Members

2015-16 Council

Andrew Benedetto, RP (Elected, District 7 – Central) Toronto
Barbara Locke Billingsley (Appointed) London
Shelley Briscoe-Dimock, RP (Elected, District 3 – East) Ottawa
Carol Cowan-Levine, RP (Elected, District 8 – Ontario) Toronto
Mary Kardos Burton (Appointed) Toronto
Shikha Kasal (Appointed) Pickering
Sheldon Kawarsky (Appointed) Vaughn
Sue Lymburner, RP (Elected, District 5 – South West) St. Catherines
Malcolm MacFarlane, RP (Elected, District 2 – North) Lindsay
Keith Marlowe, RP (Elected, District 4 – Central East) Oshawa
Pat Rayman, RP (Elected, District 7 – Central) Toronto
Len Rudner (Appointed) Thornhill
Steven Stijacic (Appointed) Mississauga
Kevin VanDerZwet Stafford, RP (Elected, District 1 – West) Guelph
Elected – College Member elected in October 2015
Appointed – Appointed by Government of Ontario by Order-in-Council
Read Council member profiles.
Read more about committees.
Review information about upcoming Council elections.
Find out when the next Council meeting is occurring and read past meeting minutes and highlights.