Nominations for GOC volunteer positions

GOC is pleased to provide a variety of volunteer positions to its members and all are invited to take the opportunity to self-nominate or to nominate a colleague to available vacant positions. Take time to read the information below to familiarize yourself with the GOC’s governance structure and how to apply.

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GOC Governance Structure

GOC is governed by a board of directors responsible for managing the Society. The board members include: the president, president-elect, immediate past president, chief strategy officer, secretary-treasurer, secretary-treasurer-elect, the director of education, two directors-at-large, a nursing director and a fellow director.

Board representatives are non-voting members of the board; their role is to represent GOC on external boards and committees. Terms for the directors are 2 years, renewable once except for the fellow director (1 year term non-renewable).


GOC has several committees to support its governance and overall activities.

All committee terms are for 2 years, renewable once.

Learn more about the following committees by clicking on the link:

  • Board of Directors
  • AGM Program Planning Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • CPD Program Planning Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Fellowship Exam Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Guidelines Committee
  • Membership and Nomination Committee
  • Nursing Committee

Note: not all committees fall under the nomination process or currently have vacant positions.

Nominations Process

To be transparent and to provide opportunities to all equally, GOC holds a nominations process to fill vacant positions on various committees.

The new process is organized through the Membership and Nominations Committee, which welcomes expressions of interest, including self-nomination. Members can apply today using the nomination form. The committee will blindly review the received nominations and proceed to elect accordingly. They will make their recommendation to the Board of Directors for first approval. Once approved at the Board-level, the nominees will be voted into their new position by the full membership during the Annual Business Meeting.

How to apply

1. Complete the application form by clicking here. It should take you approximately 4 minutes to complete.

2. Submit the application form by the deadline: April 15, 2022

If you have any questions or require accommodation throughout the application process, please contact us at

Nominations Timeline

March 1 – Call for expressions of interest opens
April 15 – Call for expressions of interest closes
May 6 – The Membership and Nominations Committee reviews applications
After May 6 – The Membership and Nominations Committee brings a slate of candidates to the Board Meeting scheduled before the Annual Business Meeting
June 10, 2022 – The Board’s recommendation is brought to the Annual Business Meeting for full membership approval


If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Dbouk, HR & Membership Assistant,