SALPN Council Election Resources

Member Nomination and Election Process

Each year an online Council nomination process occurs during the months before the SALPN Annual General Meeting (AGM). Interested SALPN members will submit a nomination for the Council election voted on by their peers. Two positions are available for nomination in 2023:

  1. Vice-Chair, and
  2. LPN Council Member

The SALPN will announce all election winners at the AGM.

Who is Eligible for a Nomination?

  • Members who hold a practising license or non-practising certificate

Who is NOT Eligible for a Nomination?

  • anyone currently employed with the SALPN
  • anyone employed with the SALPN in the previous five (5) years
  • anyone currently or formerly employed with the SALPN in either of the following positions:
    • Executive Director
    • Registrar
  • Anyone who is on the Council and is currently serving their second term;
  • Anyone who was a member of the Council in the previous three years;
  • Anyone who holds an equivalent governance position with an employer of members or union representing members;
  • Anyone convicted of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code (Canada).

Education & Experience

There are no mandatory requirements or qualifications to run for Council. However, the ability to operate a laptop and use systems like Outlook, Word, Zoom, and other web-based applications is important.

An understanding of the following areas is helpful.

  • Human resources in a non-unionized setting
  • How to read a financial statement
  • Board governance
  • Cultural competence

Perspectives or experience from the following areas is an asset.

  • Indigenous Background and Lived Experiences
  • Specialized Areas of Practice (Operating Room, Dialysis, Orthopedics)
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Long Term Care
  • Private or Special Services (e.g., telehealth, cosmetics, private nursing, travel nursing)

Education and support are provided to members of the Council.

  • Education and training related to governance and issues impacting regulation.
  • Laptop
  • Per Diems as shown below & reimbursement of travel expenses

Time SpentClaimable Amount
0-29 minutes$30.00
30-59 minutes$100.00
1 hour – 1 hour 59 minutes$150.00
2-4 hours$200.00
4+ hours$375.00

Time Commitment

The Council meets at least four times a year, often for two days. They could also hold additional meetings if necessary. Meetings are typically held at the SALPN office but may be virtual.

Council Members who volunteer to serve on SALPN Committees, such as the Finance Committee, Nominations Committee or more, may be required to attend additional meetings.

Reviewing materials and preparing for each meeting may require 2 – 8 hours. Meeting materials are provided 5-7 days beforehand.

Council Members must check their emails at least twice per week.

What does the Council actually do?

The SALPN Council sets the direction and long-term goals of the SALPN and oversees the regulation of LPNs in Saskatchewan. The Council does not manage the day-to-day operations of the SALPN nor the means of achieving the goals.

They set SALPNs fiscal policies, review financial statements, and monitor SALPN’s financial health. They’re also responsible for setting strategic plans, establishing, maintaining and monitoring policies, bylaws, standards of practice, code of ethics and practice guideline documents. Also, approve nursing education programs in Saskatchewan.

The Council is responsible for making decisions in the public’s best interest.

Current Election: Positions open for 2023 Member Nominations 

Nominations open in 2023. 

  1. Vice-Chair (4-year commitment)
  2. Council Member (3-year commitment)

What are the dates of the Council meetings in 2023?

  • April 18 & 19, 2023
  • May 10, 2023 – Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

Council Informational Documents & Video

SALPN Governance Video
Everything you need to know about the SALPN Council and what they do.