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Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario

(416) 961-8817
(416) 961-2635
Psychology Act, S.O. 1991, C. 38, S. 5 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)

The college regulates the profession of Psychology in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Psychology Act, 1991 the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Psychologists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.


Between five and seven members who are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and eight members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not, members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Two or three members are selected, in accordance with a by-law made under section 11, from among members who are faculty members of a department of psychology of a university in Ontario that is specified in the by-laws. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.


There is no limitation in legislation.

• There are 4 Council meetings per year, Prep: up to 1 day o Registration Committee: meets approximately 6 days per year in plenary session (1/2 day and panels (1/2 day). Prep time is equivalent to plenary and panel meeting time. Executive Committee meets 4 times per year for 1 day; prep: 1 to 2 days. o Discipline Committee: 1 full day plenary meeting; 1-2 training days for new members; Hearing’s average 1 – 2 consecutive days o Quality Assurance Committee: 2 to 3 full day meetings per year; 3 to 4 (1/2 day) panel meetings o Client/Patient Relations : 2 to 3 full day meetings per years o Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee: 2 plenary meetings (full day), 1-2 hours preparation; 3 to 4 full-day panel meetings, 6 to 8 hours preparation; 3 to 4 pre-scheduled 1 hour teleconferences, 1 to 2 hours preparation o Registration Examinations are held for 3 consecutive days twice per year o Other committees meet 2 to 4 times per year for a half or full day; prep: up to a half-day. • Most committees have occasional teleconference meetings and have been meeting virtually during the pandemic. Public appointees are assigned to at least 3 committees and may expect to serve at least 25 days per year

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) PAUL STOPCIATI
09-Apr-2021 - 08-Apr-2024
2. Member (Part-Time) ILIA MAOR
08-Jul-2021 - 07-Jul-2024
3. Member (Part-Time) NADIA MOCAN
24-Sep-2021 - 23-Sep-2024
4. Member (Part-Time) SCOTT WARNOCK
24-Sep-2021 - 23-Sep-2024
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5. Member (Part-Time) ESTHER VLESSING
22-Dec-2021 - 21-Dec-2024
6. Member (Part-Time) CENOBAR PARKER
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2025
7. Member (Part-Time) PASCALE GONTHIER
09-Feb-2023 - 08-Feb-2026
8. Member (Part-Time)