On Friday, August 14, 2020, CCO conducted its first ever virtual elections to compose all the committees to April 2021. Please join me in congratulating many of CCO’s public members in continuing and assuming key leadership roles at CCO, including Mr. Robert MacKay, Vice-President and Chair, Discipline Committee; Ms Robyn Gravelle, Treasurer and Chair, Fitness to Practise and Quality Assurance Committees; and Mr. John Papadakis, Chair, Patient Relations Committee. I am also pleased and honoured to continue in the role of President. CCO’s committee compositions are linked here:
At the August 14, 2020 special Council meeting, all non-council committee member applicants were given an opportunity to speak to Council about their background and experience and desire to serve on CCO committees. On behalf of CCO Council, I appreciate the level of engagement demonstrated by the number of eligible members who submitted applications and who took the time to attend the meeting and express their interest.
Included with this President’s Message are several important Quality Assurance Committee documents. I encourage all stakeholders including members to review the documents and provide feedback where indicated. It is important for all stakeholders to know that every CCO committee has an obligation to regularly review all by-laws, standards of practice, policies and guidelines developed by the committee, and to recommend any changes to Council. Keep in mind that the lens of any recommended change is public interest protection. If any stakeholder (individual or organization), has feedback for any committee’s consideration, please ensure the feedback provides evidence (not just opinion), about how the public would be better protected by any change. CCO considers all feedback, including of course, feedback from the public and chiropractic patients, in all its deliberations.