Council is responsible for BCIA's strategic direction within the guidelines of the Professional Governance Act and BCIA Bylaws. The annual election process fills positions on Council. Council positions are volunteer and members do not receive remuneration.
There are five ways in which Council meets its leadership responsibilities:
- Defines the strategic direction of the organization
- Sets the macro policies of the organization
- Provides financial and legal stewardship
- Monitors and evaluates organizational effectiveness
- Hires and evaluates the Chief Executive Officer/Registrar
District 1 Councillors
District 2 Councillors
District 3 Councillors
Non-Voting Council Member
Lay Councillors: Government Order In-Council Appointees
"Regulatory bodies are required to have four lay councillors appointed by government serving on their councils. Lay councillors bring an external prospective from registrant councillors and contribute to the council’s duty to serve and protect the public interest in the governance of the profession(s). " ~ From the OSPG website
The Council consists of seven (7) BCIA Registrant Councillors, the immediate Past-President, and four (4) Lay Councillors.
As per Bylaw 4, the Council must consist of:
(a) the President, who must be a Registrant Councillor, and whose term may commence after serving a term as Vice President;
(b) the Vice President, who must be a Registrant Councillor, elected in accordance with these Bylaws;
(c) the immediate Past-President who may serve as a non-voting member of Council for the period of up to two calendar years from the close of the BCIA's annual general meeting in the year in which the persons' term as President ends;
(d) up to four lay Councillors appointed under Section 27 of the PGA at least one of which must be present at any meeting, proceeding or hearing of Council;
(e) a maximum of 7 Registrant Councillors allocated between and elected from the Regional Electoral Districts outlined in the current written BCIA policies.