Are you an RP looking to contribute your knowledge and skills to the profession and the public? We periodically recruit RPs to serve on CRPO committees. Read on to see what knowledge and skills we are looking for, whether you are eligible and how to apply.

What is a Non-Council Committee Member Appointment?

A non-Council committee member is a CRPO registrant who is appointed to a specific committee based on their knowledge, skill, and expertise. Committee members attend policy review meetings as well as panels to review specific cases or matters (e.g. registration applications that do not clearly meet the registration requirements). Click here for more information on committee time commitment.

What are the eligibility requirements for non-Council committee appointments?

The eligibility requirements are outlined in detail in the CRPO by-laws. You can also read about CRPO’s committee member competency matrix and composition matrix.

How long will the appointment last?

The appointment will last approximately one year and may be renewed. In accordance with the Non-Council Member Appointments policy, committee appointees may serve a maximum of nine consecutive terms.

What is the compensation for serving as a non-Council committee member?

Non-Council committee members receive remuneration for attendance and preparation in accordance with the Per Diem & Honoraria Remuneration of Council and Committee Members policy. When travel, accommodations and/or meals are required, committee members will be reimbursed in accordance with the Travel Expenses Remuneration of Council and Committee Members policy.

How do I apply?

Registrants can wait until we send a call for committee members, or you can submit your resume/CV to a.fournier@crpo.ca. We will keep your information on file in case we have a need to add members or fill vacancies.

Call for Expressions of Interest

CRPO is in the process of establishing a working group to support the enhancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in CRPO practices.

To establish this working group, CRPO is inviting expressions of interest from equity-deserving members of the Registered Psychotherapy community for appointment to a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group (DEI Working Group).

Purpose of the DEI Working Group

The DEI Working Group will provide advice and recommendations to CRPO leaders on matters relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that affect client members of the public, Registered Psychotherapists, as well as related practices, protocols, and procedures.

Membership

Registered Practitioners in good standing who are members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The composition of the DEI Working Group will represent a broad range of equity-deserving groups, as well as people who hold intersectional identities, which include but are not limited to First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, Black community members, Racialized community members , Newcomers to Canada (immigrants, refugees), Persons with disabilities and neurodivergent persons, 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, Seniors, Gender-diverse peoples (including but not limited to women, trans, and non-binary people), and members of these communities with experience living in the near and far North and/or rural regions of Ontario.

The College thanks any allies who would like to apply, but lived experience is required for membership. RPs who are not members of the equity-deserving communities described above should not apply.[1] The recruitment process will also closely consider intersectional identities.

Members of the DEI Working Group must also represent a range of psychotherapeutic practice modalities. The rationale for establishing a varied membership of practice area experience is to enhance the opportunity for a greater input from the diverse experiences of RPs that flow with these practice areas. This diversity also includes training and education experience outside of Ontario and Canada.

In accordance with government standards, members should have experience or a willingness to gain skills in governance (ideally DEI-B focused councils, committees, working groups, advisory boards, etc.) and organizational change work (including but not limited to working with councils within a legislated regulatory body, providing recommendations and advice in a structured and organized manner, attending regular meetings, etc.).

Term and Meetings

The term of each appointment is one year, with possibility of renewal. Members of the DEI Working Group will meet at their discretion and may occasionally chose to meet either in person in Toronto or virtually, but applicants should be prepared to meet once a month. A per diem will be provided for attendance at meetings.

Eligibility

To participate in this process, you must complete a brief survey  to determine your eligibility.

Confidentiality

All submissions will be protected and will only be shared on a need-to-know basis for working group selection.

Accommodations

CRPO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for RPs taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To make a request please contact, in confidence, a.fournier@crpo.ca. For more information regarding CRPO’s Accessible Customer Service Standard, please go to https://www.crpo.ca/accessibility/.

[1] For example, women who are also members of equity-deserving racial communities will be considered before women who are not Black, Indigenous, or racialized.