About

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.


Corporate Policies

Privacy Policy


Our Strategic Aim

Our strategic aim outlines the vision, mission and values of The Alliance.

Alliance 2013-2015 Strategic Plan

Our Vision

Competent physiotherapists contributing to a healthy and productive society by optimizing the function and mobility of Canadians.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

  • Public interest
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Good governance
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement

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.


Governance

Members

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.

Board of Directors

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.

2015/2016 Board of Directors

  • Saskatchewan: Brandy Green, President
  • Alberta: Joyce Vogelgesang, Vice President
  • Ontario: John Spirou, Treasurer
  • Yukon: Michael Noseworthy
  • British Columbia: Brenda Hudson
  • Manitoba: Brenda McKechnie
  • Québec: Denis Pelletier
  • New Brunswick: Rebecca Bourdage
  • Nova Scotia: Joan Ross
  • Prince Edward Island: Sonia Chaudhary
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: Deborah Noseworthy

Committees of the Board

CEO Review Committee

  • The CEO Review Committee is responsible for conducting the probationary and the annual CEO Performance and Compensation Review and for identifying the process for the review. The principle of measuring performance against pre-identified competencies and outcomes related to objectives will form the central framework for the work of the Committee.

  • Brandy Green (President)
  • Joyce Vogelgesang
  • John Spirou
  • Brenda McKechnie

Governance and Nominations Committee

  • Brenda Hudson (Chair)
  • Brandy Green, ex officio
  • Deb Noseworthy
  • Shenda Tanchak
  • Katya Masnyk

Evaluation Services Committee

  • Sue Murphy (Chair)
  • Mark Hall
  • Janelle Van Heeren
  • Marla Nayer
  • Liliane Asseraf-Pasin
  • John Spirou (Board liaison)
  • Ann Read
  • VACANCY - public member

Registrars' Committee

  • Ontario: Shenda Tanchak, Chair
  • Yukon: Michael Noseworthy
  • British Columbia: Brenda Hudson
  • Alberta: Dianne Millette
  • Saskatchewan: Lynn Kuffner
  • Manitoba: Brenda McKechnie
  • Québec: Claude Laurent
  • New Brunswick: Rebecca Bourdage
  • Nova Scotia: Joan Ross
  • Prince Edward Island: Sonia Chaudhary
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: Josephine Crossan

Staff

Executive Offices - email@alliancept.org

  • Katya Masnyk, Chief Executive Officer
    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.
  • Ruth Pereira, Executive Assistant
    Ruth provides executive support to the office of the CEO, including the oversight of HR issues, the Board of Directors and other Alliance committees and work groups.

Corporate Services

  • Diana Sinnige, PT, Policy Advisor
    Diana conducts evidence-based policy research and provides policy development, analysis and advice to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, to Canadian Registrars and to Board Committees. Diana evaluates national and international policy, legislative initiatives and trends affecting professional regulation and the practice of physiotherapy in Canada.
  • Eric Pearce, Corporate Services Officer - corporateservices@alliancept.org
    Eric oversees facilities management and IT support.
  • Elvira Osadchaya, Bookkeeper
    Elvira oversees the recording of all financial transactions.
    For Accounts Payables inquiries (Receiving a payment from the alliance):
    accountspayables@alliancept.org
    For Accounts Receivables (making a payment to the alliance):
    accountsreceivables@alliancept.org
  • Nancy Osadetz, Receptionist, Receptionist & Intake Assistant
    Nancy provides customer service for incoming calls and walk-in customers, administrative assistance to Alliance staff and corporate services.

Credentialling Program - credentialling@alliancept.org

  • National Director, Credentials and Examinations
    Works with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors to set strategic direction for the both the Credentialling and the Examinations Programs. Develops policy and establishes efficient and effective systems to implement these strategies on a pan-Canadian basis. Provides leadership and expertise to program staff and committees.
  • Rebecca Chamula, Senior Credentialling Officer*(On leave until September 2016)*
    Rebecca provides credentialling advice to staff and management, processes Credentialling applications and manages assessments of applicants with last names beginning with N-Z.
  • Shereen Mir-Jabbar, Acting Senior Credentialling Officer
    Shereen provides credentialling advice to staff and management, processes Credentialling applications and manages assessments of applicants with last names beginning with A-H.
  • Cindy Ellerton, Credentialling Officer
    Cindy processes Credentialling applications and manages assessments of applicants with last names beginning with I-N.
  • Lindsay Weidelich, Credentialling Officer
    Lindsay processes Credentialling applications and manages assessments of applicants with last names beginning with O-Z.
  • Keshia Gudge, Client Services Coordinator, Credentialling
    Keshia provides general and specific information, guidance and counseling about the Credentialling process, requirements, policies, application process and bridging opportunities to all potential and current Credentialling applicants.
  • Gillian Japal, Credentialling Assistant
    Gillian provides administrative support to credentialling intake services.
  • Jennifer Lippa, Credentialling Assistant
    Jennifer provides administrative support to Credentialling Officers.

Examination Program - exam@alliancept.org

  • Delon Pereira, Operational Manager, Examinations
    Delon manages the day to day operations of the Examination program related to preparation of examinations and ensures events run smoothly across all sites. She provides guidance and leadership to the Exam Program team related to exam administrative processes and standards, processes Special Needs Accommodation requests and plans, supports examiner recruitment and training and works closely with psychometric consultants and Exam Centres to ensure standard exam processes. Delon also serves as the technical and content expert on examination items for Alliance staff, committees and workgroups.
  • Adam Sayers, Exam Officer
    Adam provides materials and support to the examination sites, support services for the Examination program, volunteer committees, special projects and examiners.
  • Jenny Choi, Exam Officer
    Jenny provides materials and support to the examination sites, support services for the Examination program, volunteer committees, special projects and examiners.
  • Erin Gollaher, Client Services Coordinator, Examination Program
    Erin provides general information, guidance and counselling about Examination processes, requirements, policies and application process to all potential and current program applicants. Erin also provides information about and can facilitate referral to Bridging Program resources for Internationally Educated Physiotherapist exam applicants.
  • Malika Ibragimova, Exam Assistant
    The exam assistants provide exam administrative support for exam development activities, exam results processing and exam applications.