The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance) is the national not-for-profit federation of physiotherapy regulators in Canada. Incorporated in 1992, we have been committed to ensuring the public's safety in its interaction with physiotherapists through our excellence in Evaluation Services and the advancement of regulatory standards of physiotherapy practice.
We also work to ensure our member regulators have a strong, collective and influential voice across the country. Both nationally and internationally, The Alliance actively co-operates with other organizations in developing industry standards and undertaking projects on national and international issues related to physiotherapy. Our partnerships, our ability to nurture, and creation of national strategies enable us to be leaders in regulatory issues and to meet our mandate of public protection.
Our strategic aim outlines the vision, mission and values of The Alliance.
Competent physiotherapists contributing to a healthy and productive society by optimizing the function and mobility of Canadians.
The Alliance supports Members, applicants and partner organizations through the provision of evaluation and knowledge brokering services contributing to a sufficient supply of competent physiotherapists in Canada.
• Public interest
• Good governance
Our Values in Action
Our Board of Directors, management, staff and volunteers will demonstrate these values by:
Public Interest - ensuring that the regulatory role of public protection is paramount in all of our decisions.
Excellence - setting high standards, providing high quality and timely customer service, using best practices, and being seen as a desirable place to work and volunteer.
Integrity - interacting with others respectfully, communicating honestly, maintaining confidentiality, making impartial, fair and sound decisions, fulfilling our corporate social responsibility, and pursuing fair practices.
Good Governance - excellent financial stewardship including establishing responsible budgets and fees and planning for the long-term, publicly reporting on performance and taking ownership for decisions made.
Collaboration - working together with partners and each other to accomplish our vision and mission.
Engagement - promoting an engaging work environment that includes humour and fun and fosters loyalty and commitment among staff and volunteers.
Our full members are Canadian physiotherapy regulatory bodies recognized as such under their respective provincial/territorial legislation. Each regulatory body has the authority to regulate the practice of physiotherapy in that jurisdiction.
The Board of Directors (Board) governs the business of The Alliance and provides priority driven leadership and direction to staff who carry out the operations of the organization. The Board is comprised of two representatives from each member province/territory, ensuring that the diverse interests across the country are valued and heard.
2012/2013 Board of Directors
Yukon: Ruth Koenig, Fiona Charbonneau
British Columbia: Brenda Hudson, Annick deGooyer
Alberta: Dianne Millette, Greg Cutforth
Saskatchewan: Tim Eichholz, Melissa Turk
Manitoba: Brenda McKechnie
Ontario: Shenda Tanchak, John Spirou
Québec: Claude Laurent, Lucie Forget
New Brunswick: Rebecca Bourdage, Annie Boudreau
Nova Scotia: Joan Ross, Ann Read
Prince Edward Island: Joyce Ling, Marilyn Clark
Newfoundland Labrador: Josephine Crossan, Deborah Noseworthy
The Executive Committee is responsible for the efficient and effective management of Board business and for providing direction to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Alliance in relation to actions delegated by the Board.
The Registrars' Committee provides support to registrars, scans the regulatory environment, identifies emerging trends across jurisdictions and makes recommendations to the Board on issues of national scope.
Governance and Nominations Committee
The Governance and Nominations Committee considers and enhances the functioning of the Board, its committees and working groups in relation to monitoring and reviewing governance policies, committee structure and terms of reference, nominations and election processes as well as managing Board and committee orientation, development and evaluation.
Evaluation Services Committee
The Evaluation Services Committee (ESC) provides oversight for the Credentialling and Examination Programs and is responsible for setting and monitoring performance standards of the Credentialling and Examination Programs and assuring the effective delivery of those services.
Executive Offices - email@example.com
Katya Duvalko, Chief Executive Officer ext. 224
Katya manages The Alliance strategic direction, serves as national spokesperson and advocate for Canadian physiotherapy regulators, and provides leadership to Alliance programs, projects, work groups and staff.
Beth Picariello, Executive Assistant ext. 234
Beth provides executive support to the CEO, Board of Directors and other Alliance committees and workgroups.
Andrew Tapp, Policy Analyst ext. 222
Andrew provides policy and legislative analysis for Alliance committees, Board working groups, project teams, and the Alliance Leadership Team, as well as developing environmental scans and briefing notes.
Corporate Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Hovey, Senior Corporate Services Officer ext. 228
Tracy provides customer service for incoming calls and walk-in customers, administrative assistance to Alliance staff and corporate services.
Client Services - email@example.com
Lindsay Cooper, Client Services Coordinator ext. 230
Lindsay provides general and specific information, guidance and counseling about the Credentialling process, requirements, policies and application process to all potential and current program applicants.
Erin Gollaher, Client Services Coordinator ext. 235
Erin provides general information, guidance and counseling about the Credentialling and Exam processes, requirements, policies and application process to all potential and current program applicants.
Credentialling Program - firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Sinnige, Program Manager, Credentialling ext. 232
Diana manages the day to day operations of the Credentialling Program and serves as the technical and content expert on credentialling items for Alliance staff, committees and workgroups.
Rebecca Chamula, Senior Credentialling Officer ext. 225
Rebecca processes credentialling applications, manages assessments of applicants and provides credentialling expertise to staff and management.
Barb Gawlik, Credentialling Officer ext. 226
Barb processes all PLAR applications and provides support to all PLAR applicants.
Shereen Mir-Jabbar, Credentialling Officer ext. 227
Shereen processes credentialling applications and manages the assessments of applicants with last names beginning A-H. Shereen accepts telephone calls on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Shabnam Sarwary, Credentialling Officer ext. 236
Shabnam processes credentialling applications and manages the assessments of applicants with last names beginning I-P. Shabnam accepts telephone calls on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Mary Thibodeau, Credentialling Officer ext. 237
Mary processes credentialling applications and manages the assessments of applicants with last names beginning Q-Z. Mary accepts telephone calls on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm..
Examination Program - email@example.com
Fidelma Serediuk, Program Manager, Examinations ext. 233
Fidelma manages the day to day operations of the Examination program and serves as the technical and content expert on examination items for Alliance staff, committees and workgroups.
Debie Eze, Senior Examination Officer ext. 231
Debie provides administrative materials and support to the exam sites, and support services for the exam program, volunteer committees, special projects and examiners.
Sara Reguly, Exam Clerk ext. 229
Sara supports the examination department and provides friendly customer service for incoming calls and walk-in customers.