Call for Nominations

  2020 Council Mosaic  

Take your career — and your profession — to new frontiers… join the CCS Council!

We’re accepting applications for the following positions (2020-2022 term):
•    Vice-President (President-Elect)
•    Treasurer
•    Several Council positions

Note: You can nominate yourself or a fellow CCS member

The CCS is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re seeking individuals who reflect the broadest range of CCS membership, including but not limited to diversity of leadership experience, geography, gender, age, cultural heritage and professional sub-speciality.

We’re especially interested in candidates with expertise in any of the following areas:
•    Leadership development/mentorship
•    Principles of equity, diversity and inclusion
•    Business development
•    Continuing professional development
•    Advocacy

The CCS strategic plan offers insight into CCS priorities for the coming years.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have previous experience volunteering with the CCS, for example having served on at least one CCS standing committee.

Submission requirements

Each application must include the following. All materials must be submitted by the deadline.

•    Nomination form
•    Letter of support. A short letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining how you believe the nominee will be able to contribute
•    Conflict of interest disclosure. Each nominee must submit or update a COI disclosure questionnaire for the fiscal year 2019-20
•    Personal statement that identifies and addresses one critical issue facing the CCS. The personal statement is given considerable weight in the selection process. 
•    Up-to-date, brief CV of no more than 10 pages

Selection and notification
All submissions will be received and reviewed by the CCS Governance Committee. Recommendations will be presented to the CCS Council at the June Council meeting, for final approval. All nominees will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by July 1, 2020.

The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020, at 17:00 Eastern time. If you have any questions about the process or require further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send all completed nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Late submissions will NOT be accepted.


“By joining the CCS Council, you get to contribute to the Canadian cardiovascular community and meet a diverse group of interesting individuals from across the country in different fields... it's like being in the Jedi Council in Star Wars or the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek. One can do good and have fun at the same time!"



 “As a community-based cardiologist, my involvement on Council has been professionally fulfilling. It’s a way to provide the perspective of a community cardiologist so that the CCS can continue to represent our often-unheralded group. Community cardiologists and serving any role within the CCS is extremely important and well-received.”



“Five words to describe what serving on the CCS Council has meant to me? Mentoring, collegiality, networking, leadership and opportunity!”

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Dr. Chi-Ming Chow
CCS Council member since 2018

Dr. Rodney Zimmerman
CCS Treasurer (outgoing)
CCS Council member since 2016

    Dr. Heather Ross
CCS President 2014-2016
CCS Vice President 2012-2014