Council Elections

The election for the 75th ABCFP Council will run from December 9, 2021 to January 11, 2022.
Councillors carrying forward to the ABCFP 75th Council are:

  • President: Garnet Mierau, RPF 
  • Immediate past-president: Trevor Joyce, RPF
  • Councillors-at-large: Jason Fisher, LLB, RPF; David Gill, RPF; and Kelly Kitsch, RFT. 
  • Government-appointed councillors: Alison Dempsey, LLB/JD, LLM, PhD; David MorelWendy Royle, CPA; and Kalpna Solanki.

We thank the following councillors whose terms are ending: Trevor Swan, LLB, RPF; Ken Day, RPF; and Bowen Sly, RFT.

Candidates for the 75th ABCFP Council

Councillor-at-large
An election will be held for two councillor-at-large positions, each for a three-year term.
There are five registrant candidates (listed below in alphabetical order: 

Vice-president
The election for the position of a vice-president has one candidate running. As the candidate is running unopposed in their category, they will be acclaimed to the position. The registrant elected to the position of vice-president serves a three-year term of office. The first year is in the office of vice-president, the second is in the office of president, and the third is in the office of immediate past-president.
The vice-president candidate: Jamie Jeffreys.

Consent
All of the candidates listed have consented  in writing to stand for election and provided a resume and cover letter to articulate how their background and experience aligns with the competencies required of a councillor to carry out their duties. This information was summarized to develop candidate profiles. You can read the profiles by clicking on the candidate’s names.
The ABCFP’s nomination committee established the slate of registrant candidates for election to council as required by Section 26 of the Professional Governance Act (PGA). The nomination committee confirmed registrant candidates met integrity, merit-based selection, and procedural principles required by the PGA.

Voting Eligibility
Registrants with the following registrant categories are eligible to vote in the council election if they are in good standing on the reference date (December 4, 2021):

  • Practising RPF registrants;
  • Practising RFT registrants;
  • Associates: ATC, ATE, NRP, SAS, AFP;
  • Retired registrants; and
  • Life members.

Voting
Voting will be carried out electronically. Registrants eligible to vote will receive a ballot via email on December 9, 2021. The ballot can only be cast once and is unique to each eligible registrant. It is not to be shared or forwarded to anyone.
Registrants may vote for one or two candidates for the councillor-at-large positions.
*Note: All ballots must be cast before 4 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
The two candidates for who receive the most votes for the two vacant councillor-at-large positions will be declared elected.
The 75th ABCFP council will take office at the 2022 Virtual AGM on February 2, 2022.

More Information
If you have any questions about council elections, please contact the registrar and director of act compliance.