Elections

SALPN Elections

Next elections:
Vice-Chair - 2019
One Council Member - 2019

  

Council Members
SALPN Council is the governing body of the SALPN. As a self-regulating profession, LPNs are elected to Council to serve the public. The current seven LPN positions consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and five LPN Council member positions. In addition, there are three public representatives appointed by the Ministry of Health. Through attrition, the number of LPN Council members will be reduced from five to three by 2021.  The SALPN Council oversees regulation of the LPN profession. The Council is responsible to make decisions in the interest of the public while drawing on the knowledge, experience, and insight of LPN Council members. LPN Council members do not represent the views and interests of LPNs, but only that of the public. Each LPN Council member is elected to a three-year term and may not be elected to the same position on council for more than two consecutive terms of office.

 Commitments:

  • Attend Council meetings (2-day\ meetings at least 4 times per year and occasional teleconferences/web meetings
  • Participate on SALPN Committees if required
  • Attend the SALPN AGM & Conference
  • Potential for involvement in external activities
  • Complete education related to the governance role
  • Meeting preparation and communication (2 to 10 hours per month)

 Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Represent and protect the best interest of the public at all times
  • Develop an understanding of professional regulation and regulatory governance.
  • Understand, represent and support Council decisions
  • Professional representation of the SALPN and the LPN Profession

 

Vice-Chair 
The Vice-Chair has a two-year term and becomes Chair at the end of his/her term.

Commitments:

  • In addition to the commitments of all Council members, the Vice-Chair acts as the Chair in his/her absence and may be asked to participate in additional commitments and activities


Eligibility for Nomination

Only a licensed practical nurse who holds a practising license or a non-practice certificate and who is in good standing is eligible to be nominated for election or to hold or to continue to hold office on the council.

You are not eligible to be nominated for or to hold or to continue to hold office on the council if:

  1. a person who is an employee of SALPN, or was employed by SALPN in the previous five years;
  2. a person is or was employed by SALPN in the position of Executive Director of Registrar
  3. a person who holds an equivalent governance position with an employer of members or union representing members
  4. members who are the subject of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding
  5. members who have been convicted of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code (Canada)

Election Notice

Members will be contacted through email regarding upcoming SALPN elections. Once election candidates have been established, members will be notified of the candidates and election procedures. Election results will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

Why become a SALPN Council Member?

  • Become a leader in the regulation of the LPN profession;
  • Actively participate in the governance of the SALPN;
  • Strengthen leadership skills;
  • Learn about and develop competencies related to professional self-regulation and regulatory governance;
  • Understand professional regulation both provincially, nationally and internationally;
  • Keep current with provincial health care trends;
  • Make professional network contacts;
  • Develop and refine communication skills.
  • Boost self-confidence;
  • Develop leadership skills;
  • Promote professional communication skills;
  • Understand how professional regulation fits into the evolving health care system;
  • Obtain greater knowledge of the LPN profession and the health care system in general.

Your time and commitment is appreciated:

  • Each member's expenses are reimbursed.
  • Lost wages are compensated.