About CRPO Council

Council is the governing body of the CRPO and is composed of

  • at least six and no more than nine elected members of the College from regions across the province
  • at least five and no more than eight public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council

The Council governs the profession in the public interest, striving to ensure that professional practice standards, including the professional conduct of members, are maintained and enhanced; and that members are supported in their continuing professional development.

Council Elections

By participating in the election of Council members, either as a candidate or through voting, every member of the College has an opportunity to influence the future of the practise and regulation of psychotherapists in Ontario. Elections are held annually in May or June in accordance with CRPO by-laws.

If you would like to nominate yourself to run in an upcoming election, please download the Candidate Information & Nomination Package. If you have any questions about Council elections or becoming a Council member, please email elections@crpo.ca or watch the video below.

Term of office: maximum of three years. Council members may not serve more than three terms (nine consecutive years).

Council Meetings: Four per year, held in person at the CRPO.

Committees & Time Commitment: Each council member is appointed to one or more committees. Each committee has specific functions that are governed by provincial legislation. Time commitment for each committee varies. Please see the detailed breakdown of council member time commitment here.

Expenses & Remuneration: Elected council members will be reimbursed for travel expenses, including hotel accommodation if required, and will receive per diem remuneration for attendance at Council and committee/panel meetings.

Per Diem and Honoraria Remuneration of Council and Committee Members