In keeping with the bylaws of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (CAPL), the Nominating Committee invites applications for 2021-2022 officer positions on the Board of Directors.

Officers serve a one-year term, renewable twice for a maximum of three years. Per section 7.01 of the bylaws, officers are appointed by the Board. Appointments will occur at the first Board meeting following the AGM. With the exception of the president, vice-president and past-president, who must also be directors, officers need not be directors. However, in all cases, officers must meet the qualifications for directors outlined in section 5.03 of the bylaws (also consult the duties of officers and a description of ideal candidates). The term of each office is one year, renewable twice for a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms.

Current officers are:

  • President: Todd Tomita
  • Vice-President: Sébastien Prat
  • Secretary: Padraig Darby
  • Treasurer: Michelle Mathias

Drs. Tomita, Prat, Darby and Mathias are each eligible for reappointment to a second one-year term in their current offices (or any other office since they are all directors).

To apply, all applicants for officer—including existing directors or officers who are eligible for reappointment—must submit a brief (250 words maximum) statement of interest along with a recent copy of their CV online no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021. Nominations sent by email, fax or regular mail will be disqualified.