Committees

Committees, boards, panels, and task forces help the FPBC Board and staff deliver programs and initiatives. Joining one is a great way to become involved in the profession while earning credit for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Statutory committees are defined under the Professional Governance Act (PGA). They are comprised primarily of FPBC registrants and staff, and must include at least one lay member (individuals who are not registrants of the profession). Lay members provide an external perspective and bring specialized expertise and knowledge to the committee, as well as ensuring a committee’s work meets the public interest.

FPBC statutory committees and other boards, panels, and task forces, along with their Terms of Reference are listed below. An asterick (*) next to a committee name indicates that the committee membership includes a public lay member(s).

The selection process for FPBC committees and task forces outlines how committee appointments are made. Contact the staff liaison if you are interested in participating on a committee.

Application for Statutory Committee Public Lay Members

Are you someone who is not a registrant of the forest profession and interested in contributing to professional forestry regulation in BC? If so, please consider applying to become a member at large on one of our statutory committees.

Statutory Committees and Subcommittees

Establishes policies for auditing registrant competence and professional conduct, appoints assessors, and authorizes practice reviews.

Works with trainee registrants from the time they apply until they become practicing RPF or RFT registrants. Tasks include setting entrance standards, registration requirements, and appeal processes.

A standing pool of forest professionals and public lay representative(s) from which a panel is drawn to hear discipline cases brought against registrants.

As a subcommittee of the board (formerly council), the purpose is to support the board to fulfil its accountability for financial governance; to evaluate and monitor the financial performance and use of financial resources by the organization.

Oversees and decides how best to resolve complaints against registrants.

The nomination committee nominates qualified registrants to stand for election to the FPBC Board.

Panels

Clarifies roles and provide guidance for applied biologists and forest professionals.

Provides peer review, advice, and guidance on articles submitted for publication in BC Forest Professional magazine.

Develops program and recruits speakers for the FPBC’s annual forestry conference.

Clarifies roles and provides guidance for engineers, geoscientists, and forest professionals in forest resource management.

Identifies and works on matters of collective importance between FPBC and BCWS.

Develops and implements standards, policies, and procedures for FPBC associate registrants (ATC, ATE, SAS).

  • (Terms of Reference under development)
  • Staff Liaison: Chi Cejalvo, MA, RD
  • Chair: Kevin Hill, RFT, ATE
  • Staff liaison: Sydney Kucera, BA.Hons

Assists in the complaint resolution process. Leads investigations or fact finding teams when needed.

  • Terms of Reference under development
  • Staff Liasion: Daniel Marcoux, RPF, MBA, CRSP

Selection Process for FPBC Committees and Task Forces

  • Staff will identify gap(s) in committee membership.
  • A notice will be put in The Increment stating the name of the committee or task force and the core requirements of membership.
  • If there are other required attributes, they will also be stated (e.g. designation, gender, location, employer type etc.).
  • Those interested will be asked to submit a resume for review.
  • Staff will review the resumes with the committee chair or committee/task force members and, if required, interviews of candidates will be held. For CEO committees, staff will recommend appointments to the CEO.
  • If a selection committee is required, the committee chair will coordinate that process and will include staff support. The selection committee will do the candidate ratings and select the successful candidate(s) for approval by the CEO or council.
  • For CEO committees, the final appointments will be approved by the CEO prior to notification of the successful candidates.
  • For board committees, such as the board of examiners, joint practice board, and the discipline committee, the final appointments will be approved by the board prior to notification of the successful candidates.
  • All who applied for a position on a committee will be thanked for their interest and notified of whether or not they were successful in their application.

This process does not apply to board committees.