ACPO Council

Executive Council

Eric Da Silva, C. Chem 
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Past President
Lili Cretu, C. Chem.
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Nick Battram
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Robert Johnson, C. Chem.
Nicole Millette, C.Chem.
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Jason Oatley, C. Chem

District Councillors

District 1 – “Kingston-Cornwall”
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Leeds-Grenville, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
Ashish Sarker, C.Chem.

District 8 – “Oakville-Burlington”
Halton County
Horace Faulknor, C. Chem.
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District 2 – “Ottawa”
Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Prescott-Russell
Ovie Ekewenu, C. Chem.
District 9 – “Wellington-Waterloo”
Waterloo, Wellington, Bruce, Grey
Subash Mojumdar, C. Chem.

District 3 – “Belleville-Peterborough”
Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, and Kawartha Lakes
Nick Battram, C. Chem
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District 10 – “London-Windsor”
Huron, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Elgin, City of Chatham-Kent, Essex
Nicole Millette, C.Chem.
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District 4 – “Northern Ontario”
Renfrew, Nipissing, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Sudbury, and remaining Northern Districts
Ian Morgan, C. Chem
Courtney Moore, C. Chem

District 11 – “Sarnia”
Lambton County
Robert Johnson, C. Chem.
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District 5 – “Scarborough-Oshawa”
City of Scarborough, Regional Municipality of Durham
Khalid Zahoor, C. Chem.
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District 12 – “Outside Ontario”
Outside Ontario and Canada
Lili Cretu, C. Chem.
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District 6 – “Toronto-North York”
Toronto, East York, North York
Eric Da Silva, C. Chem
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District 13 – “Etobicoke-York”
York Regional Municipality, Etobicoke
Taras (Terry) Obal, C. Chem.

District 7 – “Brampton-Mississauga”
Dufferin, Peel, Simcoe
Walt Wang, C. Chem
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District 14 – “Hamilton-Niagara”
Brant, Greater Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk, Niagara
Jason Oatley, C. Chem

Duties of a Councillor

We polled our members of council and our executive board to find out what activities they believe are essential to their position. From their replies, we have distilled the list down to six key functions that are indispensable to performing effectively on Council.


  1. Be a role model for the professional chemist, particularly with respect to professionalism and ethics.

Communication with members

  1. Maintain proper communication with members; contact each district member at least once a year.
  2. Pay special attention to new members during their first year of joining the association.
  3. Respond effectively to members’ inquiries.
  4. Assist and inform members on networking, job search, training, etc.
  5. Trace lost members.
  6. Contact members who are about to be or have been suspended.

Communication with council

  1. Effectively represent the interests of members at council.
  2. Report on district activities.
  3. Advise council on direction to take and about members’ expectations.
  4. Advise council on matters of fees and expenditures.

Communication with the public

  1. Elevate the profile of the ACPO with the public, government officials, universities, and industry.

Membership – Growth of the ACPO

  1. Solicit potential new members; visit chemical laboratories and industries.
  2. Encourage members to identify possible new members.

Participate in ACPO activities

  1. Write articles for the Chartered Chemist News – at least once a year – and encourage members to contribute also.
  2. Participate fully in the activities of the ACPO and its committees.
  3. Help in the planning of seminars and courses for members in their districts.
  4. Work towards obtaining licensure for the association.

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