2021 Council Elections

2021 Council Elections2021-05-12T16:25:41-06:00

Council Candidates

Here are the 2021 Council Candidates. There is one, three-year term position open and voting will take place August 1 – 12, 2021.

Carl Damour

Biography | Essay

“It is time for the profession to develop well defined supervision and mentorship programs.  Paramedics must be recognized as key contributors in the quality management of paramedic activities. It is time to begin discussing what role paramedics play in providing on-line medical support and developing medical practice standards/guidelines. The public and profession deserve this!” Essay excerpt

Travis Lanoway

Biography | Essay

“We need to push ahead in our field, continue to educate the members, develop new ways of deliver old information and we need to show the rest of health care that we are a force to be reckoned with and not a punching bag used to fill capacity. We need to push for a sense of pride and the return of a culture that makes us proud to wear our uniforms again and to feel like we are part of the team.” Essay Excerpt

2021 Election and Voting Process Overview

Open Positions

For the 2021 elections, there is one, three-year term position open.

All nominations must be submitted on the forms provided in the nominations package. Nominations must be received by email no later than May 10, 2021.

If you are interested in running for Council, please review the Becoming a Council Member document.

Nomination Package
Becoming a Council Member

Regulated members are able to submit their intention to become a Council member, in accordance with the requirements specified in College Bylaws.

  • Candidates will be invited to attend the June Council meeting
  • Candidate’s bios and photos are available to the membership at large through the Pulse and the College website
  • Candidates must behave in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Candidates are not permitted to use the College logo while campaigning as the College does not endorse Candidates and Candidates are not officers of the College
  • Candidates must not enter workplaces to campaign unless they have received written authorization from the employer to do so

Complaints of candidates who are in contravention to these points or who have behaved inappropriately during the campaign will be investigated by the Complaints Director.

A candidate may withdraw from the campaign at any time before the vote by notifying the College in writing.

  • Electronic ballots will be provided by a third-party provider, as determined by Council to maintain the security and confidentiality of the voting process
  • Voting instructions will be included with the ballot
  • Ballot shall be prepared of the names of the candidates, listed in alphabetical order of surnames
  • The ballot link shall be sent to each eligible regulated member

In the event of a system wide technological malfunction Council reserves the right to provide alternate timelines and business rules concerning the voting procedure.

  • All voting will take place online only
  • All elements of the online vote will be managed by a third-party provider
  • Information about how to vote will be disseminated to all eligible voters
  • Voters must be regulated members, in good standing, on the general or provisional register at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Members will not be eligible to vote if they register 29 days prior to or during the vote
  • Voting will open no less than 60 days following the close of the nominations
  • Voters will only be allowed to participate in the vote once
  • Voters are provided their own link to vote and are not permitted to vote on another voter’s behalf (no proxy voting)
  • As the ballots shall be delivered electronically, they shall also be counted electronically
  • As a third-party provider has been selected to count the ballots, the returning officer shall be an individual from that organization
  • As the ballots shall be delivered electronically, the electronic process will eliminate the occurrence of spoiled ballot

As an electronic process has been chosen, should a ballot recount be required it will be requested of the third-party provider.

As the ballots shall be delivered electronically, there shall be no ballots to be kept or destroyed (as would be the case with paper ballots).

  • The candidate(s) receiving the most votes in an election is the successful candidate(s)
  • Votes will be tallied and results provided by a third-party organization to the College
  • Results shall include the total number of ballots (e)mailed, the number of votes cast, the percentage of votes cast to ballots returned
  • As the ballots shall be delivered electronically and the occurrence of spoiled ballots eliminated, there will be nothing to report for the number of spoiled ballots
  • Results will be shared with candidates and Council before being shared with members
  • Results will be sent to the membership at large and posted to the College website within seven days of the election

Please view the direct email sent to you for the full elections process. If you have any questions, please email communications@ABparamedics.com.

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