Volunteer with the College

The College always welcomes people who would like to get involved in health regulation in British Columbia. Please get in touch with us by email at reception@cobc.ca if you are interested in volunteering.


Inquiry Committee Member – Registrant

The inquiry committee of COBC is looking for an optician to join the team. 

Our Committees provide guidance and direction in the different areas that the College is mandated to focus on. The Committee is made up of 5 individuals, but we are looking for 1 new registrant member to join the team. The Inquiry Committee is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints received by members if the public, opticians, or other care providers.

The work is ongoing and the Committee meets regularly each month to discuss open case files, and resolve matters. The Committee takes an education based approach, and seeks to re-educate opticians who may have practiced outside the standards of practice, or legislative requirements. The main focus and mandate of the Committee is to ensure the public receives competent, ethical and safe vision care, and act when it’s alleged that standard has not been provided.

POTENTIAL FUTURE POSITIONS: (Apply now to join the pool)

Board Members

Licensed Opticians who are interested in contributing to the governance of Opticianry in B.C. are invited to run in the Board elections. Licensed Opticians who are nominated for election have the opportunity to make a difference through regulating the practice of optician ensuring BC opticians continue to help the public achieve better vision. Those who have the knowledge and expertise to help the Board make important decisions or initiate action on opticianry issues are highly encouraged to become involved with the College as a Board member.

Committee Members:

  • Quality Assurance Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Inquiry Committee
  • Patient Relations Committee

Committee members are Licensed Opticians or members of the public who are passionate about the profession and want to ensure safe and effective vision care to the public. Committees are integral to the work of the COBC. Join one of five committees: registration, inquiry, quality assurance, discipline, and patient relations.

All Committees are currently filled with volunteers, but the College is interested in all members who have a passion for the College’s work in regulating the profession in the public interest. When Committee positions become available, potential Committee members will be contacted.