2017 Election Results and Changes to Council

(Toronto, ON)  -  In December 2016, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario initiated the 2017 elections for Districts 7 and 8 as required under the by-laws, by issuing a Call for Nominations to the Members in these Districts. 

At the close of nominations, the College had received one nomination from a Member in District 7 and no nominations for District 8. This resulted in two immediate outcomes. First, no voting was required in District 7 and the nominee has been elected by acclamation. Second, on January 31, 2017 a Supplemental Election, as required in the by-laws, was initiated through the release of a new Call for Nominations in District 8.


At the close of the Supplemental Call for Nominations in District 8, one nomination had been received. As a result, no voting was required to be conducted in District 8 in order to fill the vacancy on the Council.

Election Results

On behalf of the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, I am pleased to announce the election results for Districts 7 and 8.

District 7 (East)

Tardik, George (re-elected by acclamation)

District 8 (North)

Sokoloski, Jordan (elected by acclamation)


Our congratulations to the successful candidates. Your willingness to put your names forward to work on behalf of all Ontarians is most appreciated.

At this time, the Council would like to express its sincere thanks to Dr. Dielle Raymond, ND for her dedication and service to the Council. Dr. Raymond was the first Member elected in District 8 as part of the College’s initial elections and chose not to seek re-election. 

Other Changes to the Council Composition

The Council would also like to thank two public members of the Council, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, who have tendered their resignations due to professional and personal commitments.

Chantel Goldsmith, who was appointed to the College Council in December 2015 but who had also served on the former transitional Council, resigned effective December 14, 2016. Genevieve Boudreau, also appointed in December 2015, has tendered her resignation effective April 1, 2017.

The Council thanks each of these valued public members for their service to the College and the Province.The College awaits new public member appointments from the Ontario Government.

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Parr, CAE Registrar & CEO
College of Naturopaths of Ontario
150 John Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON 
M5V 3E3
Tel: 416.583.6010
Fax: 416.583.6011

March 15, 2017