The CMTBC Board is the College’s policy-making and governing body. Under the Health Professions Act, the Board must govern, control, and administer CMTBC in accordance with the Act, its regulations, and the CMTBC Bylaws.
Its fundamental role is to ensure that CMTBC acts on its mandate to serve and protect the public.
The Act and the College Bylaws also impose a number of specific requirements on the Board, including reporting to the Minister of Health after each fiscal year and appointing an auditor for CMTBC’s annual financial statements.
In addition to their Board duties, Board members are asked to serve on CMTBC committees and to attend the Annual General Meeting.
The Board does not govern operational matters, as this is the role of the Registrar/CEO.
The Board currently consists of 11 members: six RMTs who are elected by the profession for a two-year term (with a two-term maximum), and five public representatives appointed by the provincial government for varying terms of either one, two, or three years in length.
Board members are expected to commit to the full length of their term, and must be available to meet approximately five times per year in person (generally for a full day) and to prepare in advance of these meetings by spending three to six hours reviewing materials. In addition, Board members commit time to committee work.
Board members are required to take an Oath of Office prescribed by the Minister of Health.
Board members are remunerated in accordance with the Remuneration Policy for Board and Committee Members (PDF). However, Board members are considered to be essentially volunteers, and the remuneration provided recognizes that there may be some lost or foregone income, but is not intended to fully replace that income.
Board members must fulfil the expectations set out below.
Demonstrates a commitment to protecting the public by effectively regulating registered massage therapists:
Actively participates in establishing, supporting, and monitoring the strategic direction for CMTBC in collaboration with senior leadership:
Uses a systematic approach to problem-solving and decision-making:
Effective Working Relationships
Builds and maintains rapport with others to enhance working relationships and to improve overall organizational effectiveness:
Effectively communicates with others to fulfill Board responsibilities:
Works to improve personal effectiveness and performance: