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2019 College Council Election Results

A call for nominations was announced at the end of August to fill Council seats in four districts. All four seats were acclaimed for a three-year term (January 2020 to January 2023) as follows: District 1 – GTA: Dr. Camy Grewal District 2 – Northern: Dr. William Ulakovic District 3 – Eastern: Dr. Kamy Morcos…more

Volunteer with the College

Do you want to help guide the profession, share your knowledge, work with fellow practitioners? Consider volunteering with the College. Volunteers are critical to what we do, and are vital to achieving optometric excellence while ensuring public protection and strong, responsible self-regulation. We’re always looking for engaged, enthusiastic members to sit on committees or work…more

Council Elections – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the upcoming Council election, which will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The three-year term of the newly elected Council members will begin on January 17, 2020, at the first scheduled Council meeting following the election. Elections will be held for the following districts: District 1 – Greater Toronto Area…more

New eLearning Module: Informed Consent

Every health-care professional, including optometrists, must obtain informed consent from patients to provide treatment, collect personal health information, and more. The College is pleased to launch a new eLearning module Eye Consent – The Optometrist’s Guide to Informed Consent. This online module will cover: what qualifies as consent when and how to document consent how to…more

Council Meeting Highlights – June 24, 2019

Welcome to Council and the College Council welcomed its new academic member Dr. Lisa Christian. The June 24 meeting also served as an opportunity to introduce Council to the incoming Registrar Maureen Boon. Policy Update Council approved updates to the Practice Locations – Reporting Requirements policy, which requires that optometrists report any and all practice locations to…more

Policy Update: Practice Locations – Reporting Requirements

Council has approved updates to the Practice Locations – Reporting Requirements policy, which now requires that optometrists report any and all practice locations to the College, regardless of the number of days practised at the location. FAQs Q.  How do I report a practice location to the College? Go to the Member Login on the College website. Select ‘Membership…more

Proposed By-Law Amendments – We Want to Hear from You

Background In late 2017, the College of Optometrists of Ontario undertook a review that resulted in changes to our governance structure. Some of these changes require us to update the College by-laws. Prior to updating the by-laws, we’re seeking feedback from optometrists, stakeholders, and the public on the proposed changes.  Proposed Amendments At the June…more

Essilor/Clearly Injunction Update

The Colleges have filed an application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in College of Optometrists of Ontario v. Essilor Group Inc., 2019 ONCA 265 to the Supreme Court of Canada. Further information on this court action is archived on the College website.

College Welcomes New Registrar

The College of Optometrists of Ontario is pleased to announce that Maureen Boon will be the next Registrar of the College. Ms. Boon will assume this role effective July 2, 2019. Ms. Boon is currently the Director of Strategy, Governance and Policy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). She received a BSc from Queen’s University and a Master…more