EXPRESSION OF INTEREST QUESTIONS
Whether you choose to submit a letter, recorded submission, or an interview, your submission must answer all the following 4 questions:
Why are you interested in an appointment to the CRPO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group?
Question 2 (Answer A. or B.)
A. Please describe your previous work in a committee/council/or other similar organizational setting. Can you describe how you think this experience will advance the diversity, equity and inclusion mandate of the CRPO?
B. If you have no previous experience in a similar setting, can you please describe if you are willing to learn and what your goals for this learning and for the CRPO might be?
Drawing on your understanding of the CRPO’s mandate and practices, can you talk about how your skills and experience will enable you to contribute to the CPRO’s public protection work in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion?
Depending on the activities of the DEI Working Group, the time commitment required of members can involve monthly meetings, additional meetings and time needed to prepare for these meetings. Is this time commitment something you are reasonably able to make?
BACKGROUND FOR CRPO DEI WORKING GROUP RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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.
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. 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.
 For example, women who are also members of equity-deserving racial communities will be considered before women who are not Black, Indigenous, or racialized.