Applications for the 2024 Board of Directors are now closed. Details on voting in the Board election will be sent by e-mail to members approximately one month in advance of the virtual 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Who are we? 

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents physiotherapy professionals, including registered physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants, physiotherapy technologists, and students across Canada. Physiotherapy professionals provide essential rehabilitative care and treatment, enabling Canadians to live well and actively participate in all facets of their lives.

The CPA was established in 1920 to maintain standards of education and practice for physiotherapy in Canada. CPA provides leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, fosters excellence in practice, education and research and promotes high standards of health in Canada. The CPA was continued under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, operates on a not-for-profit basis and is not subject to income tax.

What are we looking for? 

The CPA is seeking candidates to fill five (5) vacancies on the Board of Directors for the following terms beginning in June 2024: 

  • Three: three-year terms 
  • One: two-year term 
  • One: one-year term 

To learn more about the opportunity, including eligibility, responsibilities, time commitment, and process, download a copy of the 2024 Call for Directors document here.

If an individual would like to run for a position as a Director, they will be subject to nomination requiring the submission of a signed Candidate Application Form which can be downloaded here.

For the 2024 recruitment cycle, the CPA is looking for candidates that have expertise in some of the following areas: 

  • Finance/accounting*
  • Insurance background (long term disability, extended health benefits, preventative care) 
  • Innovation, connected healthcare and technology 
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility 
  • University, academia, research, continuing education 
  • Physiotherapy background
  • Leadership experience
  • Health human resource planning

*The CPA is looking to fill one Director position with a candidate who has a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or significant finance and audit experience.

How should I apply?

The deadline for submitting a Candidate Application form is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Candidate Application Form, a résumé and any additional supporting materials must be emailed to before that time.

The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 6, 2024, and more information will be provided for Members in the Notice of AGM e-mail, which is scheduled to go out in May.

If you have questions about the election process or the role of a CPA Board Director, please contact Amanda de Chastelain, Chair of the Nominations Committee at