About the CMLTA


The CMLTA has various volunteer opportunities for Regulated Members. As provided for in the Health Professions Act (HPA), the CMLTA has a Council which oversees and directs the mandated programs and services offered by the CMLTA and a Regulated Member Resource List (RMRL) which is comprised of a minimum of four Regulated Members. The legislation also provides the CMLTA Council the latitude to resurrect other committees (e.g. the Legislation Sub-Committee) and adhoc working groups as needed to fulfill its mandate of patient safety and public protection. Below is a summary of each of the CMLTA’s volunteer positions.

The CMLTA Council governs the activities of the organization; articulates the CMLTA’s mission, vision, and core values; and sets the strategic direction with public protection and patient safety as the guiding principles. Council is comprised of nine Regulated Members elected by MLTs and three Public Members appointed by the government. Council appoints a President and Vice President annually from the current Councilor complement.

The Legislation Sub-Committee
Volunteers on this committee revise and/or draft CMLTA Bylaws, policies, and other CMLTA doctrine for Council consideration and approval, and to interpret the HPA and the Medical Laboratory Technologists Profession Regulation for the purpose of application and revision of policy regarding registration, continuing competence, and complaints of unprofessional conduct. If you have a desire to learn more about the legislation governing the CMLTA, the specific policy adopted by Council, are able to commit to a term of three (3) years, and enjoy drafting and finessing documents the Legislation Sub-Committee might be of interest to you.

The Regulated Member Resource List (RMRL)
Volunteers on the RMRL serve on Hearing Tribunals in complaints of unprofessional conduct and on Complaint Review Committees in matters that are dismissed or appealed. Individuals must develop a keen understanding of the administrative tribunal community and as such, are encouraged to enroll in educational courses such as principles of administrative law, evidence, effective witnesses, and decision writing. Additionally, as this volunteer role requires a significant investment of training and education in the field of administrative law, Regulated Members of the RMRL can serve on this committee for an infinite term to hone their knowledge and understanding of leading administrative law practices. If you have a desire to learn more about the principles and application of administrative law practices, and are able to commit to a minimum term of five (5) years, the RMRL might be of interest to you.

CMLTA volunteer position vacancies may occur at any time throughout the year, but are typically filled early in the New Year. Terms range from one (1) to five (5) years, depending on Terms of Reference for the volunteer opportunity. The CMLTA provides funding for educational opportunities which support volunteer development and education. Additional information can be found under the Governance Training Tools and Volunteer sections on the  website at www.cmlta.org. Please review the five (5) governance training modules prior to submitting a Volunteer application to develop a better understanding of the CMLTA and the responsibilities and commitments of volunteer positions. Volunteer applications are retained on file for one (1)  calendar year.

Please direct any inquiries to registrar@cmlta.org.

Education and Training Resources

Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ)
The FOAJ provides essential educational courses for Canadian tribunals and the people who appear before them. These administrative tribunals have a tremendous influence on the day-to-day lives of Canadians, arguably even more so than the criminal or civil courts do.

Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT)
CCAT is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in administrative justice. It provides a forum for discussion, education, research, and policy development in the field of administrative justice.

The sidebar on the right contains links to additional information regarding volunteering with the CMLTA; including FAQs, councillor handbook, and a volunteer application.

The CMLTA acknowledges and appreciates its volunteers for the donation of their time and expertise and their commitment to their professional regulatory body and the medical laboratory technology profession.

The CMLTA welcomes all feedback and encourages Regulated Members to provide recommendations for continuous improvements to the mandated programs and services offered by the CMLTA. Regulated Member feedback is important to CMLTA Council and any opportunity to implement your suggestions is a win-win! Please send your comments/feedback to info@cmlta.org.

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