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.