the chiropractic profession is granted the privilege to self regulate through the CCBC. With this privilege also comes great responsibility to deliver on our mandate of serving and protecting the public. The Board is charged with ensuring that decisions made at the Board table are in the public interest.
Code of Conduct for Board and Committee Members
With the guidance and the recommendation of the Governance Committee, the College Board approved the Code of Conduct for Board and Committee Members on June 15, 2022, replacing the previous version of the Code of Conduct, known as Board and Committee Candidate Requirements.
This comprehensive Code of Conduct brings together all of the elements from existing CCBC documents together:
- Board Manual (also currently under revision)
- Board Interaction Agreements
- Board and Committee Candidate Requirements
- Board and Committee Competency Matrices
- Board skills matrix
As well, the Code of Conduct now incorporates elements such as diversity, equity and inclusion and Indigenous cultural safety.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The College understands the uniqueness of every individual and believes that having people who reflect the spectrum of skills, background, identity, and lived experience available in our communities are essential to our success. We welcome and encourage candidates to apply who enhance the College’s diversity, including age, gender, ethnicity (e.g. BIPOC), culture, sexual orientation, indigenous status, gender expression/identity (e.g. LGBTQIAA2S+), disability, neurodiversity, education, religion, marital status, family status, geographic location, and national origin.
Making a Commitment to the Board
The CCBC Board is composed of four public appointed members and seven elected registrant board members who:
- Are a volunteer. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed and honoraria are provided in accordance with CCBC policies.
- Can commit for a term of three years.
- Meet approximately 5 times per year for a full day meeting, either in person or through videoconference.
- Spend 3-6 hours reviewing materials and preparing for each meeting.
- Attend the Annual General Meeting.
- May meet in person for education and strategic planning events outside of Board meeting dates.
- Signs and abides by a Code of Conduct.
- Completes annual Board and personal evaluations.
- Has access to high-speed internet connection and hardware such as a laptop, microphone and webcam.
- Takes the Oath of Office prescribed by the Minister of Health in the Health Professions Act.
- Signs and abides by the code of conduct agreement and other relevant Board policies.
- Most importantly, Board members are accountable to the College who is charged with protecting the interests of the public.
Registrants who are interested in running for a volunteer position on the board must:
- Be a full registrant in good standing. Expiring Board members are eligible for re-election and must follow this protocol for nomination.
- Practice in the electoral district which is up for election (districts defined in Schedule A of the Bylaws).
- Not have dues in arrears.
- Not be the subject of:
- an investigation by the Inquiry committee under section 33 of the Act or;
- an unresolved citation issued by the Registrar under section 37 of the Act.
- Have no limits or conditions are imposed on the practice of chiropractic by the registrant.
The term for each position on the Board is three years. Elections are held when two or more eligible candidates are nominated for a district (see Schedule A of the Bylaws for the definition of districts).