Elections

PARIM is governed by an elected Board, which consists of the Executive Committee, a representative to Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), a Director-at-large, and Program Delegates.

PARIM holds elections three times per year: the President is elected by online ballot in March, the rest of the Executive Committee as well as the RDoC representative and Director-at-Large are elected at the AGM, and the Program Delegates are elected by online ballot in July.

Looking to contribute further? Want to be more involved with developing PARIM as an organization? Consider running for the following Executive or Board positions:

All PARIM members are eligible to both run and vote for any position.

Election for President

The President is elected by on-line voting before the end of March, following a six week campaign. The newly elected President will hold the title of President-Elect from April 1-June 30. During this transition time they will be mentored by the current President.

PARIM President Duties

  • Chair the Executive and Advisory Council meetings, attend all Board meetings
  • Review correspondence
  • Conduct and manage all PARIM business generally
  • Represent PARIM at various committees (University, College, WRHA and others)
  • Represent Residents on the Doctors Manitoba Board of Directors
  • Attend Resident Doctors of Canada AGM and Board meetings in Ottawa
  • As Past-President in subsequent year, advise and assist with the next President

Executive Committee Election

PARIM elections for the rest of the Executive Committee and two of the Board members are conducted at the Annual General Meeting, which takes place between April 15 and June 15. Nominations can be submitted for the six weeks prior to the AGM. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

These positions are:

Vice President

PARIM Vice President Duties

  • Chair the Board meetings, attend all Executive and Advisory Council meetings
  • Work with the President to conduct and manage all PARIM business generally
  • Assist with the new resident orientation
  • Attend other Committee meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Secretary

PARIM Secretary Duties

  • Identify and address member concerns and needs for information
  • Chair the Communications & Membership Outreach Committee
  • Assist with social media and other forms of communication
  • Attend all PARIM Executive, Board, and Advisory meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Treasurer

PARIM Treasurer Duties

  • Develop a budget
  • Review finances
  • Meet with PARIM’s investment advisor
  • Attend all PARIM Executive, Board, and Advisory meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

The following two positions will be elected at the AGM but serve on the Board of Directors (and not on the Executive Committee):

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) representative

PARIM RDoC Duties

  • Attend RDoC meetings (4 per year) in Ottawa and teleconferences (if any)
  • Liaise between PARIM and RDoC
  • Attend PARIM Board meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Director-at-Large Board member

PARIM Director-at-Large Duties

  • Attend all PARIM Board meetings
  • Chair the Social & Wellness Committee
  • Liaise between PARIM and members
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Board Elections

The rest of the Board is elected in July. The Board members elected in July each represent a grouping of programs. See here for the groupings. 

All residents will receive notification by email when the nomination period begins in early July, and ballots will also be sent by email.

PARIM Program Representative Duties include:

  • Attend all PARIM Board, Advisory Council and relevant committee meetings
  • Chair one PARIM Committee or sit on two Committees.
  • Act as an advocate for PARIM members
  • Act as a liaison between their program grouping and the Board