To ensure that persons working in this health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.
The Council consists of four directors elected from and by the practitioners in accordance with the by-laws; and two directors appointed by the Minister who are not optometrists and who are suitable to represent the public interest.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Members of this Board should be available to meet at least two to three times per year, plus any additional meetings and teleconferences as required.
Where the term of an appointed director expires, he or she continues to be a director until re-appointed or replaced.
The members of the Board shall serve without remuneration but shall receive travelling and other expenses in accordance with guidelines established by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The Optometric Board is seeking to fill 1 position to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.