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.

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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.



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.

2014/2015 Board of Directors

Manitoba: Tanya Kozera, President

Saskatchewan: Brandy Green, Vice-President

Ontario: John Spirou, Treasurer

Yukon: Alisha Bell

British Columbia: Brenda Hudson

Alberta: Joyce Vogelgesang

Québec: Denis Pelletier

New Brunswick: Rebecca Bourdage

Nova Scotia: Joan Ross

Prince Edward Island: Sarah Gaudet

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.

Tanya Kozera

Brandy Green

John Spirou

Governance and Nominations Committee

Brenda Hudson (Chair)

Tanya Kozera

Deb Noseworthy

Brandy Green

Shenda Tanchak

Evaluation Services Committee

Sue Murphy (Chair)

Mark Hall

Janelle Van Heeren

Marla Nayer

Liliane Asseraf-Pasin

John Spirou

Shenda Tanchak

Ann Read

Registrars' Committee

New Brunswick: Rebecca Bourdage, Chair

Yukon: Fiona Charbonneau

Alberta: Dianne Millette

Saskatchewan: Tim Eichholz

Manitoba: Brenda McKechnie

Ontario: Shenda Tanchak

Quebec: Claude Laurent

Nova Scotia: Joan Ross

Prince Edward Island: Sarah Gaudet

Newfoundland & Labrador: Josephine Crossan


Executive Offices - email@alliancept.org

Katya Masnyk, 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.

Rohini D'Cunha, Executive Assistant ext. 234

Rohini 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.

Shabnam Sarwary, Policy/Research Analyst ext. 236

Shabnam provides research and policy support to issues arising from the business of The Alliance Board and Committees as well as Alliance programs.

Corporate Services - corporateservices@alliancept.org

Kim Ogryzek, Corporate Director, Finance and Operations ext. 222

Kim provides strategic direction and oversight for all administrative and operational activities that facilitate the smooth running of our office including financial analysis, human resources support, as well as maintenance of our administrative systems including payroll and information technology.

Eric Pearce, Corporate Services Officer ext. 228

Eric oversees all aspects of corporate support services - finance, facilities management, IT support, and financial aspects of HR (e.g., payroll)

Nancy Osadetz, Receptionist, Receptionist & Intake Assistant ext. 221

Nancy provides customer service for incoming calls and walk-in customers, administrative assistance to Alliance staff and corporate services.

Client Services - email@alliancept.org

Lindsay Cooper, Client Services Coordinator, Credentialling ext. 230

Lindsay 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.

Credentialling Program - credentialling@alliancept.org

Diana Sinnige, National Director, Credentials and Examinations ext. 232

Diana works with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors to set strategic direction for the both the Credentialling and the Examinations Programs. She develops policy and establishes efficient and effective systems to implement these strategies on a pan-Canadian basis. She provides leadership and expertise to program staff and committees.

Rebecca Chamula, Senior Credentialling Officer ext. 225

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, Credentialling Officer ext. 227

Shereen processes Credentialling applications and manages assessments of applicants with last names beginning with A-M.

Keshia Gudge, Credentialling Assistant, Client Services ext. 241

Keshia provides administrative support to credentialling intake services.

Rachel Leger, Credentialling Assistant ext. 231

Rachel provides administrative support to the Credentialling Officers.

Examination Program - exam@alliancept.org

Delon Pereira, Operational Manager (A), Examinations ext. 239

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 ext. 243

Adam 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 ext. 235

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.

Ian Finn, Exam Assistant

The exam assistants provide exam administrative support for exam development activities, exam results processing and exam applications.

Rebecca Lam, Exam Assistant

The exam assistants provide exam administrative support for exam development activities, exam results processing and exam applications.

Igor Lazarevski, Exam Assistant

The exam assistants provide exam administrative support for exam development activities, exam results processing and exam applications.

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
1243 Islington Avenue, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y9
Phone: 416-234-8800 Fax: 416-234-8820

Alliance 2013-2015 Strategic Plan
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