Notice of 2018 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 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  Monday, July 23
 Nominations close  Thursday, August 23
 Ballots delivered to registrants  Monday, September 24
 Deadline to submit paper ballots  Monday, October 8
 Election day  Monday, October 22
 Results announced  Friday, November 2
 Next board meeting  Saturday, November 24


BCCSW is accepting nominations for four vacant positions on the College’s board. Only registrants in the Full or Clinical classes of registration with the College may 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, 2018.


Balloting will begin on September 24, 2018 and end on October 8, 2018. The four persons with the most votes will each be elected to a two-year term beginning January 2019. 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.