Member of Council Nomination Information

ACSLPA Council serves as the governing body of the College and fulfills specific roles and responsibilities set out in the Health Professions Act (HPA).  This includes:

  • Ensuring regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in a manner that protects and serves the public of Alberta;
  • Administering the Health Professions Act, including making appointments and establishing committees
    as required;
  • Establishing and monitoring compliance with the strategic plan, annual plan and budget, and governance policies of the College;
  • Exercising oversight of the affairs of the College and ensuring the College fulfills its statutory mandate; and
  • Approving fees, standards of practice, code of ethics, guidelines, and other College documents.

Training and support are provided.

2025 Opportunities

There are 2 (two) member of council positions available as of January 1, 2025. ACSLPA follows a competency-based model for our Council. While we encourage all interested regulated members to apply, we are particularly seeking individuals with knowledge, experience, and skills in the area of financial literacy. The term for an elected member of council is 3 (three) years. An elected member of Council is eligible for election for a maximum of 3 (three) consecutive terms.

For more information, contact the ACSLPA office at Contact ACSLPA.

This form will be available when Nominations open on June 5. Please note, you will require 3 ACSLPA Regulated Members to endorse your nomination.

A regulated member is eligible to be a regulated member of Council unless that individual:

a) is named on the courtesy register;

b) is serving as a director, officer, or senior employee of a professional association or labour union that represents members of a regulated health profession;

c) has not completed the requirements for registration renewal or is not in compliance with conditions placed upon their registration;

d) has not completed the requirements of the continuing competence program or is not in compliance with competence program-related conditions placed upon their registration;

e) is subject to a direction due to incapacity under the HPA or a similar enactment in any jurisdiction, unless the nominations committee, if the person is a candidate for Council, or the Council, if the person is a member of Council, determines that the person’s incapacity does not make them ineligible to be a member of Council;

f) has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct or has agreed that their conduct was unprofessional conduct under the HPA or a similar enactment in any jurisdiction, unless:

      1. at least 3 years have passed since all conditions arising from the finding are resolved to the satisfaction of the appropriate authority; or
      2. the nominations committee, if the person is a candidate for Council, or the Council, if the person is a member of Council, determines that the person’s conduct does not make them ineligible to be a member of Council.

g) has been found guilty of a criminal offence or has received a judgment against them related to their professional practice or the role of a Member of Council in a civil action, unless:

      1. at least 3 years have passed since all conditions arising from the verdict or judgement are resolved to the satisfaction of the appropriate authority, or
      2. the nominations committee, if the person is a candidate for Council, or the Council, if the person is a member of Council, determines that the conviction or judgement does not make the person ineligible to be a member of Council.

h) has worked as an employee or contractor for ACSLPA for more than 500 hours within the 2 (two) years preceding the start of their term on Council;

i) has their primary residence outside of Alberta or practices primarily outside of Alberta, unless the arrangement is temporary with a foreseeable end date; or

j) has not held an active practice permit within 3 (three) years.

Council may exercise the powers and duties granted to a Council in accordance with the HPA and bylaws, including:

a) selecting from among the members of Council an individual to be president for the purposes of the HPA and these bylaws, and an individual to be vice-president for the purposes of these bylaws;

b) appointing, in accordance with these bylaws and the HPA, an individual to each of the following offices:

      1. Registrar, for the purposes of the HPA and any other duties prescribed to the Registrar by the Council;
      2. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to administer the business and operations of the corporation; and
      3. Privacy Officer or equivalent in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and the policies of the College.

c) establishing each of the following statutory committees by approving their terms of reference:

      1. registration committee; and
      2. competence committee.

d) appointing, in accordance with these bylaws and the HPA, regulated members to a membership list to be used for appointing members to hearing tribunals and complaint review committees;

e) designating members of Council to sit as a panel of Council in accordance with the HPA for the purpose of hearing registration reviews under Part 2 and appeals under Part 4 or section 118, considering applications to vary orders under s. 93, and designating a member of the panel to act as chair;

f) designating members of Council to committees of Council and establishing terms of reference for the same, as required by the bylaws and Council policy;

g) approving and adopting regulations and bylaws in accordance with the HPA;

h) approving and adopting the following documents for the purpose of regulating and directing the practice of regulated members:

      1. standards of practice;
      2. a code of ethics;
      3. guidelines;
      4. advisory statements;
      5. protocols; and
      6. any other documents or resources the Council deems necessary to achieve its mandate under the HPA.

i) approving policies that govern the Council and its members in the discharge of Council duties, monitoring conformance, and taking corrective action, when necessary;

j) approving policies that govern the delegation of powers and duties to College officer statutory committees, monitoring conformance, and taking corrective action when necessary;

k) an operations plan and operating budget for the College, monitoring progress, and taking corrective action, when necessary;

l) approving all fees and levies prescribed under the HPA;

m) undertaking reasonable due diligence to ensure that the College fulfills its statutory mandate and complies with all relevant legal and fiduciary responsibilities.