Branches

BCIA has eight (8) regional Branches in the province. Registrants are assigned to the Branch in their local geographical region, or if outside of British Columbia, are assigned to Registrant at Large and may attend all professional development events offered and their respective Branch AGM. Registrants may participate in professional development events or AGMs hosted by any Branch of BCIA.

View the Map of BC with the BCIA Branch Regions.

View Branch Events (use the search by Branch tool)

View Branch Executive Listings

Branches include:
  • Cariboo Central Interior-District 1
  • Fraser Valley-District 2
  • Kamloops-District 2
  • Kootenay Boundary-District 1
  • Okanagan-District 2
  • Peace River-District 1
  • Vancouver-District 3
  • Victoria and Islands-District 3

Registrants who may be out of province, or choose not to be connected with a specific branch and location may choose to be Registrant at Large-District 1.  There are currently about 145 Registrants at Large. (Sept 2022)

Districts

Under the Professional Governance Act (PGA) and the BCIA Bylaws, the Council structure includes seven (7) Registrant Councillors and up to four (4) Lay Councillors plus the immediate Past President (a non-voting position). Council is comprised of Registrants from three (3) districts, of which each is based on the number of Registrants in each Branch.  

  • District 1 (2 Councillors) -  Peace River (PR), Cariboo Central Interior (CCI), Kootenay Boundary (KB) Branches and Registrants at Large (outside of BC)
  • District 2 (2 Councillors) -  Kamloops, Okanagan, and Fraser Valley (FV) Branches
  • District 3 (3 Councillors) -  Vancouver and Victoria & Islands Branches

To comply with the Professional Governance Act, Council has directed that the election of Councillor(s) be done by each district via online voting.

Branch Executive Meetings Calendar

Interested in learning more about BCIA and your branch?  All registrants are welcome to join one of your local branch executive meetings. See the Branch Executive Meeting Calendar below.

Branch Executive Meetings - Dates & times  (links provided to other information)
2022 CCI Fraser Valley Kamloops Kootenay  Okanagan Peace River Vancouver Victoria & Islands
September                
October                
November                
December                

Branch executive?  Want to post your branch executive meeting on the BCIA website?  Please complete the BCIA Meeting Request form.

Branch Executive Roles

The Branch Executive is elected at the Branch AGM. All positions on the Branch Executive are volunteer.  Before, or during the AGM, Registrants nominate candidates for open positions.  If there is only one candidate nominated for a position, they are confirmed without a vote. If there is more than one candidate, each candidate is asked to state why they would like to serve on the Branch Executive. A vote of Registrants present is then taken.

The Branch Executive:

  • coordinates Branch Executive meetings and the Branch AGM;
  • organizes professional development activities regularly during the year;
  • manages the Branch financial allocations;
  • communicates Registrant concerns to BCIA.

The Branch Executive performs the necessary duties for the good governance of the Branch.

Branch meetings and AGMs follow Robert's Rules of Order.  (Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief; 2004; Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas H. Balch or the latest edition thereof)

The document Conducting an Annual General Meeting was developed specifically for BCIA Branches.  Branch Executives are encouraged to view this document before holding their AGMs.

Additional information and insights on Robert's Rules of Order are also available at Eli Mina Consulting

Join your Branch Executive to:

  • Learn about functions of BCIA at the Branch and provincial levels
  • Assist in the development of professional development activities in your region
  • Meet new people and expand your professional network

Go to the Registrant Resources (sign in to the BCIA website) to learn more about the Responsibilities of the BCIA Branch Executive Positions.

Branch Annual General Meetings (AGM)

Branches typically hold their AGMs in the following months:

  CCI - October     Okanagan - February 
  Fraser Valley - January      Peace River - December
  Kamloops - November     Vancouver - February 
  Kootenay Boundary -  October     Victoria & Islands - October
The Branch Executive

The Branch Executive is elected at the Branch AGM. All positions on the Branch Executive are volunteer.  Before, or during the AGM, Registrants nominate candidates for open positions.  If there is only one candidate nominated for a position, they are confirmed without a vote. If there is more than one candidate, each candidate is asked to state why they would like to serve on the Branch Executive. A vote of Registrants present is then taken.

The Branch Executive:

  • coordinates Branch Executive meetings and the Branch AGM;
  • organizes professional development activities regularly during the year;
  • manages the Branch financial allocations;
  • communicates Registrant concerns to BCIA.

The Branch Executive performs the necessary duties for the good governance of the Branch.

Branch meetings and AGMs follow Robert's Rules of Order.  (Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief; 2004; Henry M. Robert III, William J. Evans, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas H. Balch or the latest edition thereof)

The document Conducting an Annual General Meeting was developed specifically for BCIA Branches.  Branch Executives are encouraged to view this document before holding their AGMs.

Additional information and insights on Robert's Rules of Order are also available at Eli Mina Consulting

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