Board of Director Opportunity
The Comox Valley Division of Family Practice (the Division) supports and enables family physicians to optimize health care services in the Comox Valley. Together, we advance member priorities locally, and provincially. We work closely with members and partners, including Island Health in pursuing our Vision.
Vision: Healthy, Engaged Community
- To engage & support family physicians in our community to positively impact the health care system
- To increase professional satisfaction & physician wellbeing
- To be leaders through:
- Promoting cooperation & collaboration with patients & partners
- Anticipating, identifying & responding to health care needs
The Division’s Board of Directors is comprised of:
- General Members: General practitioners or family doctors in good standing with the College; practicing in the community; and interested in advancing the purposes and supporting the activities of the Society are elected to the board by the general membership.
- Associate Member: A family practice medical resident in good standing with the College is appointed to the board by the residents for up to a two-year term.
- Community Members: Individuals from the community who bring governance expertise and have an interest in supporting the Division to achieve its Mission. Community members are selected through an interview process and are appointed by the Board.
We are currently recruiting a Community Board Member to join the board in time for our April 29, 2021 board meeting. If you have an interest in supporting this work at a governance level, we look forward to hearing from you.
Board members participate in board meetings (currently virtually, every 6 weeks) and the Annual General Meeting as well as other Division events throughout the year.
Board members are funded for the work with the Division and:
- commit to the Vision, Mission and Strategic Initiatives of the Division
- lead the Division and its committees in establishing and monitoring annual goals
- provide budget oversight
- ensure regular two-way communication with members, partners and other key stakeholders
- ensure sound risk management practices
The term of office of Directors will normally be three years; the Board may determine that some or all vacant positions will have a term of less than three years in order to support effective succession planning. Directors may be elected/appointed for up to two consecutive terms.