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CPTA 2024 Council Recruitment

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta is seeking registered physiotherapists to fill positions on Council.

Have you ever been interested in volunteering for the Council of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta? Maybe you did not want to put your name forward in a public election or you were unsure of what experience was required. Now is the time to consider applying for a Council member position!

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta has transitioned to a competency-based selection process for vacancies on Council rather than the previous election format.

Council plays an important role in fulfilling CPTA’s mandate. Anyone interested in applying for a vacancy will complete an application form which includes questions about your skills, attributes, knowledge, and experience. The Governance Committee will review the applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to Council for appointment.

Our goal with Council is to have a range of diverse perspectives represented, including both registrants and public members. We don’t expect any one individual to have all the competencies we are looking for however collectively as a team, Council will have the attributes and competencies required for success.

Find out more about the Council Appointment process here.

Who We Need

CPTA has established a Council Composition Matrix. Serving council members self-assess against the matrix and data is used to identify areas where there are strengths and areas where there are gaps. CPTA’s recruitment priorities are informed by this assessment to fill gaps.

The Council Composition Matrix can be found here.

This year CPTA will be filling two vacant Council positions that will begin in June 2024.

In 2024, Council is interested in recruiting individuals who may have any of the knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

  • Information Technology and Information Management- An understanding of information technology and information management systems and security
  • Board Leadership- Experience in facilitating board and committee meetings, developing board culture, and fostering board effectiveness.

Council is also interested in recruiting individuals with diverse lived and professional experience including:

  • Region – Lives rurally from a smaller community.
  • Gender diversity/Sexual Orientation
  • Sector – Practices in the public or not-for-profit sector
  • Culture – Diverse cultural and historical backgrounds and experiences.

Do not be discouraged from expressing interest in serving on Council just because you only have one or two competencies listed in the matrix – you may be exactly who CPTA is looking for!

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta Bylaw 21 establishes who is eligible for appointment to Council.

To be eligible for appointment to Council, a candidate must be:

  1. A regulated member of the College on the general register;
  2. A resident of Alberta; and
  3. Compliant with all orders or directions made pursuant to the Health Professions Act.

A regulated member is not eligible for appointment to Council if:

  1. They had their practice permit suspended or their registration cancelled following a finding or admission of unprofessional conduct under Part 4 of the HPA within the past five years;
  2. There is an unconcluded proceeding under Part 4 of the HPA;
  3. They are currently subject to an undertaking, a condition imposed under Part 4 of the Act or a direction under section 118 of the Act;
  4. Fees, costs, fines, levies or any other sums are owed to the College by the individual;
  5. They have been employed at the College within the past five years; or
  6. They have been an officer or a senior employee of a professional association or a labour union that represents members of a regulated health profession within the past five years.
Why Apply?

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s mission is to safeguard and serve the public through effective regulation of the practice of physiotherapists in Alberta. Becoming a Council member allows you to lead and regulate the physiotherapy profession to ensure Albertan’s receive safe, effective, and quality physiotherapy care.

Volunteering for Council is a rewarding experience that allows you to gain valuable experience in leadership, governance, strategic planning, financial management, and many other areas for beneficial personal and professional growth.


The application is available now.

The application is an online form. This is the only format you may use to submit your application.

Application Deadline

The deadline for expression of interest applications is March 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. MST.

Additional Information

Regulated physiotherapists interested in a position on Council must complete the following education module. This module provides a high-level overview of the work of Council and the commitment required to be a Council member so you may make an informed choice should you decide to apply.

Council Applicants - Course

Page updated: 01/02/2024