The CFIA-VM Group executive is seeking nominations for the following positions for a 2-year term:

  • Atlantic Representative – incumbent Dr. Krista Puddester
  • Ontario Representative – incumbent Dr. Ayman Soryal
  • Quebec Representative – incumbent Dr. Valérie Coupal
  • 1 Member-at-Large – incumbent Dr. Larry Spitzke
  • 1 Member-at-Large – vacant

Submit your nomination by December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET using the form below.

Members are encouraged to participate in this union leadership opportunity, especially if they identify as a member of an equity-seeking group.

The nomination and election process is governed by our Group bylaws.

Here is a summary of the process:

  • Nominations must be supported by at least 3 CFIA-VM Group members
  • The Elections Committee will review the nominations to make sure nominees are eligible
  • If necessary, the Elections Committee will hold a vote

As a member of the group executive, your role is to:

  • further the professional interests of the members
  • protect the status and standards of our profession
  • represent the views of the members on matters affecting them
  • ensure that the interests of the Group are represented in all proceedings of the employer and of the union

This is a voluntary role, and you will be eligible for union leave to participate in all union activities.


Can’t access the form? Try using a personal device. Or submit your name, membership number, role you are nominating for, region, email, phone, 200-word biography, and the names and emails of 3 nominators to