Governance & Representation

Doctors of BC is a democratic Association representing more than 16,000 physician members. Our dual-structure governance model centers on a Representative Assembly to ensure members’ views are fully represented and a Board of Directors that has the legal and fiduciary responsibility to manage the affairs of the Association.   

The 9-person Board oversees the activities and internal affairs of the Association and sets strategic direction and policy. The 108-member Representative Assembly (RA) provides wide-ranging representation from: all geographical areas of the province, Family Physicians/FPs and specialists, those practicing in rural and First Nations communities, medical students, residents, members in their early years of practice, and the Canadian Medical Association.

The two bodies strike a balance between an efficient, nimble governance body (the Board), and a body that will ensure members’ views are fully represented (the RA).