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Council Election Candidancy

The College's governing Council is the board of directors of the College. Twelve dentists on Council are elected by peers through a regional election process. The public members are appointed by government. Find about more about the role and make up of Council.

All Council members work collaboratively to fulfil the College’s statutory mandate of regulating the dental profession in the public interest by putting patients first and ensuring the highest quality of oral health care.

How to apply to run for Council election

The Election Self-Nomination & Eligibility Form is posted in the Member Resource Centre

  1. Check to ensure you meet the Council eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete the Council and non-Council committee  member Candidate Eligibility Course by Friday, October, 26, 2018 at 4 pm
  3. Complete the Election Self-Nomination and Eligibility Form and sign the Declaration posted in the Member Resource Centre. Send a paper or electronic copy of both to the College by Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4 pm. 

    By Email
    Scan your signed forms and email them to

    By Mail
    Attn: Elections 2018
    Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
    6 Crescent Road
    Toronto, ON M4W 1T1

What kind of support do I get from the College for my election campaign?

Once all of the nominations are in, you will receive two sets of mailing labels and one printed list of all the dentists (voters) in your electoral district. The College’s campaign guidelines should be observed. 


Dentists vote electronically based on their electoral district. There are 12 districts in total. The online election is administered by Big Pulse. The voting system is user friendly for mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers.

Read more on how Ontario dentists vote in the Council election.

Time Commitment

As an elected Council member, your term of office is about two years.

Your first Council meeting after the election is on Wednesday, January 16 and Thursday, January 17, 2019. This meeting includes an orientation session.


The significant commitment of Council members is recognized with an honorarium. The 2018 rate is $1,100 per day, with $1,320 per day for committee chairpersons and for the chairpersons of panels of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee or the Discipline Committee. Other reasonable expenses, such as travel, accommodation and meals, related to your Council activities are reimbursed. There are also preparation time fees for certain committees.

Committee Involvement

Appointments to College Committees are recommended by the Executive Committee and approved by Council. Appointments are merit based and expressions of interest for certain committees are considered.  Council members are typically appointed to sit on one or more committees, but it is not automatic. Committees meet anywhere from three days a year to once a month, depending on the committee. Read more on committee time commitments


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