Appointment Committee

Our Appointment Committee (AC) is a governance committee that helps us run our organization. This committee reports and makes recommendations to Council but does not have authority to make decisions.

The AC indirectly supports our regulatory work by assisting with the merit-based appointment process we use to recruit and select regulated member councillors.

Committee Members

Joshua Jackman, Public Member of Council
Kaitlyn Johnston, Regulated Member of Council
Joanne Briske, Regulated Member at Large 

Committee Activities

  • review and evaluate candidate applications using the established rubric
  • create a short list of candidates
  • interview short-listed candidates
  • present list of recommended candidates to Council for consideration

Committee Structure

This committee has a very specific structure as follows:

  • one Public Member of Council
  • one Regulated Member of Council
  • one Regulated Member at Large

The AC will be appointed before Council Appointments start and disbanded after the available positions on Council are filled.

If you’re interested in joining the committee

Thank you for being interested in this committee. When there are positions to fill, you will find instructions and an application form here.

We typically accept applications for this committee in the spring if there will be Council Appointments later the same year. However, we may accept applications at any time if there is a need.

In the meantime, if you have questions, send us a message. Tell us which committee you’re interested in and what you’d like to know.

Who can apply?

Regulated Members may apply with these exceptions:

  • a current regulated member of Council whose term is expiring and is considering applying for another term
  • a regulated member who is, or has been within the last two years, on the board or in a senior leadership role in an association that provides services to dental assistants and/or a labour or union representative in an organization that represents dental assistants or negotiates on their behalf

What we’re looking for

These are particularly helpful:

  • respect and honour confidentiality
  • understand the requirements of the Health Professions Act, Dental Assistant Profession Regulation, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Bylaws and relevant policies
  • understand the role of the College and Council
  • ability to evaluate resume qualifications and interview candidates
  • ability to discuss and debate respectfully

Also helpful:


The AC meets as needed to review applications and conduct interviews during the September/ October recruitment period. Meetings are mainly virtual, during evenings and weekends. AC members need access to reliable internet and appropriate technology to participate in committee business.

Expenses and Compensation

Committee members may claim expenses, including travel, accommodation and salary replacement. Committee members are not employees of our College – this is a volunteer role. However, they may claim honoraria for attending meetings and other required functions. Our expense policy lists all eligible expenses. It is in our Governance Policies at GP7.1.1.

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