Competence Committee

The Health Professions Act requires that we establish and maintain a continuing competence program. Our Competence Committee is a statutory/regulatory committee that directly supports our Continuing Competence Program.

This committee has authority to make decisions about Continuing Competence Program audit submissions. In addition, the committee reports and makes recommendations to Council on other competence program matters.

Committee Members

Meena Aheer 
Nicole Bartindale
Chantel Brulotte
Vathsala Mohanraj
Jolene Moore, Chair
Tamara Parker
Tara Toner

Committee Activities

  • review competence audit submissions
  • review and make recommendations regarding our Continuing Competence Program policies and procedures

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 review and recruit for committee positions in the fall. This allows Council to appoint members in time for the December 1st term start. 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?

Anyone*. Our registrants and non-members are welcome to join this committee.

*Due to potential conflict of interest with this committee’s regulatory role, anyone who is an officer or senior employee of a professional association or union that represents dental assistants is not eligible to be part of this committee. Current members of Council are also not eligible.

What we’re looking for

These are particularly helpful:

  • understand our Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and its requirements
  • critical thinking skills
  • ability to explore creative solutions to develop the CCP
  • ability to review and assess documents, and identify conflicts, overlap and gaps
  • background in educational methodology to support reframing CCP to registrants
  • current dental assisting practice
  • strong supporter of the College, and it’s mission
  • knowledge of, or willingness to learn more about the legislation and regulatory obligations facing the College
  • strong interpersonal communication skills
  • actively participate in discussions
  • establish and revise goals and priorities
  • strong time management skills
  • maintain confidentiality and identify conflicts of interest
  • differentiate information to support learning and development

Also helpful:


The Competence Committee typically meets virtually in the spring. Additional meetings are scheduled throughout the year as required.

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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