Message from the Chair of the Board
The Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia is pleased to present its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan.
The plan was developed collaboratively by Board members and College staff. The strategic plan represents the College’s commitment to ensure that regulated Optometrists deliver qualified, safe, and ethical care to their patients in a culturally sensitive manner, in order to protect the well being of the public.
Building on the strong foundation and a long history of high standards of regulation, the College will continue to protect and serve the public by guiding and regulating the profession of Optometry in British Columbia.
-Dr. Kimberly Tsang, Board Chair
STRATEGY AT A GLANCE 2023- 2024
Goal 1: Patient Centered Care
The public is protected, and patient care enhanced, by ensuring registrants work collaboratively with other health care professions, to deliver professional, evidence based, effective and ethical services in a culturally safe environment.
Goal 2: Culture of Safety and Humility
Registrants, the College Board and staff acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism and are working to create safe and welcoming environments that support Indigenous cultural safety and humility and diversity, equity and inclusion in the healthcare system.
Goal 3: Seamless Amalgamation Transition
Throughout the amalgamation process, maintain and enhance the integrity of our ability to fulfill our duty to safeguard the public interest. Continue to foster the right kind and quality of collaborative relationships to support modernization of health profession regulation. Maintain transparency with Board, staff, registrants and the public about the amalgamation process.
Our mandate is to serve and protect all British Columbians, ensuring that regulated Optometrists deliver qualified, safe, and ethical care to their patients.
To achieve the highest level of optometric care, delivered in a safe, ethical, effective, and culturally sensitive manner in order to protect the well being of the public.
We will facilitate the well-being of the public by guiding and regulating the profession of Optometry in British Columbia.