Notice of 2017 Board Election

The BC College of Social Workers holds elections for new Board members in the fall of each year. In accordance with College Bylaws, this Notice of Election is being distributed to all registrants 90 days prior to the election date in order that all eligible voters and potential candidates be informed of the election process and relevant timelines.

Important Dates

 Call for nominations/Notice of election  Tuesday, July 25
 Nominations close  Thursday, August 24
 Ballots delivered to registrants  Friday, September 22
 Deadline to submit paper ballots  Saturday, October 7
 Election day  Monday, October 23
 Results announced  Friday, November 3
 Next board meeting  Saturday, December 2


As of today, BCCSW is accepting nominations for four vacant positions on the College’s Board. Only practicing registrants with the College may nominate or be nominated; registrants may nominate up to two other registrants. Nominees must be nominated and must consent to the nomination. All nominees must declare that they will abide by the Act and election procedures to be eligible for nomination. Nomination and Nomination Consent forms must be received in the College office by mail, fax or scan/email by August 23, 2017.


Balloting will begin on September 22, 2017 and end on October 7, 2017. The four persons with the most votes will each be elected to a two-year term beginning January 2018. The elected candidates must swear the Oath of Office no more than 45 days after the election date.


For registrants with email accounts, voting will take place over a secure website. Paper ballots will be mailed to registrants who do not have email addresses listed with the College.