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BC Health Regulatory College Amalgamation | Fall 2023 Update

September 27, 2023

[What] Over the Summer, we have been working closely with the 10 other amalgamating colleges and trusted advisors in planning efforts for amalgamation Day 1 in June 2024. Whilst we’ve been busy there are some key updates to share with you: We have a plan in place to identify, decide and execute on critical priorities for our new multi-professional regulatory college. […]

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Addressing Indigenous cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism

Nine BC health profession regulatory colleges, including The College of Optometrists of BC, have jointly released a comprehensive progress report outlining Indigenous cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism activities in the two years since signing a Statement of Apology and Commitment to Action. The release of this Joint Apology and Commitment to Action 2021-2023 Report coincides […]

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We would like your feedback about the PEP!

September 13, 2023

To ensure the PEP is a great tool for you, we would like your input about the PEP portal, self assessment, and our communications with you about the program. Please complete the 15-minute PEP Survey about your experience with the PEP. The PEP Survey is administered by the CSC Collab, and is anonymous and confidential. […]

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Form 6: Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

September 1, 2023

Dr. Rick Gambrel The annual general meeting of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia will take place at 6:30 p.m. on November 2, 2023, via teleconference. A link to the teleconference will be sent to you on October 27, 2023. The business to be considered at the meeting is as follows: Call to order […]

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Survey results: Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, & Anti-Racism Standard of Practice

June 21, 2023

On September 30, 2022, 11 BC health profession regulatory colleges adopted an Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, & Anti-Racism Standard of Practice (PDF). The standard sets clear expectations for how registrants are to provide culturally safe and anti-racist care for Indigenous clients and patients. In February 2023, 10 colleges – including CDOBC – circulated a survey on […]

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Intention to amalgamate 11 current health profession regulatory colleges, including CDOBC.

May 4, 2023

CDOBC recently received a letter from the BC Ministry of Health confirming the Ministry’s intention to amalgamate 11 current health profession regulatory colleges, including CDOBC,  to create two new regulatory colleges: one that will regulate occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, physical therapists, psychologists, and speech and hearing health professionals; and one that will regulate chiropractors, massage […]

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Board Updates – New Members

April 18, 2023

The College welcomes Dr. Brad Genereux and Dr. Mark Bourdeau as the new Board members. Dr. Kimberly Tsang has been elected as the Chair and Ms. Concetta Risi as the new Vice Chair of the Board. The College thanks Dr. Sally Donaldson for her service as a Board member and Board Chair and thanks Dr Kelly […]

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Office Closure – Easter Holiday 2023

April 4, 2023

Please note that the College office will be closed for Good Friday on April 7, 2023, and Easter Monday April 10, 2023. We will back on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. We wish you a holiday celebration filled with family, friends, peace, and laughter.

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Office Closure -Holidays 2022

December 22, 2022

Please note that the College office will be closed from Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer! Merry Christmas and happy new year!  

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The Professional Enhancement Program

October 6, 2022

The College’s core mandate is to ensure public safety. Quality assurance is one of the mechanisms by which the College supports registrants in effectively evolving their professional competence over their career so that the services they provide to the public are safe and effective. To further enable registrants to provide the highest level of service […]

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