The Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s (CPA) governance establishes the mechanisms by which members have a say in policy and affairs, and hold leaders to account for the achievements of the association.

CPA members are entitled to be heard and to have access to sufficient information to make an informed decision about the value and success of their professional association. To achieve this, CPA members have established a constitution in the form of bylaws, rules and regulations. The Board of Directors supervises, controls and directs the affairs and business of the Association according to these documents.

Board of Directors

Fred Horne, External Director, has decided to advance his anticipated end of term to March, rather than June. Fred has been with the Board since June 2015, replacing Dr. Cy Frank, who unexpectedly passed away earlier in that year. Fred’s position will be filled by nomination, fulfilling the requirement of the Terms of Reference of the Board, before or by June 2018. The Board gives heartfelt thanks to Fred for time, effort and counsel given to the CPA for the past three years.

We were sorry to accept the resignation of Marci Squires, External Director, in March. Marci joined the CPA Board in 2013, and she brought risk management experience to the Board. Our sincere best wishes to Marci in her future endeavors.

Bylaws, rules and regulations

CPA members are responsible for the bylaws. Only members can ratify bylaw changes.

Bylaws (PDF)

The CPA Board of Directors is responsible for rules and regulations (PDF). Members are entitled to know about modifications in a timely manner, and can question the Board on the appropriateness of any changes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Annual General Meeting

In accordance with our Bylaws, the CPA holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association each year in the May/June timeframe.

Year in Review

Read CPA’s latest annual report, published each year in May.