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Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
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Committees of Council

- elected
- appointed


Regulatory– Reviews and accredits teacher education programs at Ontario faculties of education. Sets policy direction for the accreditation of additional qualification courses including principal and supervisory officer qualification programs.

Accreditation Appeal

Regulatory– Considers and rules on appeals about accreditation of teacher education programs and courses.


Statutory– Conducts hearings into and rules on matters of professional misconduct or incompetence. Imposes penalties ranging from counseling, reprimands and admonishments to suspension and revocation, as appropriate. Hears applications for reinstatement of members whose teaching certificate was revoked for disciplinary reasons.

Editorial Board

Special– Oversees editorial and advertising policy and considers copy for Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession, the College’s official publication.


Special– Sets the calendar and policies for the election of Council members and reviews the conduct of the election. Reviews election regulations, bylaws, boundaries and population distribution to ensure ongoing relevancy. Recommends changes to Council to improve election processes and procedures.


Statutory– Conducts College business between Council meetings. Reviews committee reports and items coming before Council and makes recommendations as appropriate. Presents reports on policy initiatives to Council. Establishes ad hoc committees as necessary and appoints members to special and ad hoc committees and fills committee vacancies when they occur.


Standing– Advises Council on College finances and functions as audit committee. Reviews and decides disposition of College investments. Reviews and makes recommendations about College budget. Recommends appointment of College auditor.

Fitness to Practise

Statutory– Conducts hearings and rules on physical or mental capacity of members. Suspends, revokes or imposes terms, conditions or limitations on the member's Certificate of Qualification and Registration, as appropriate. Hears applications for reinstatement or variances of earlier orders.

Human Resources

Special– Provides ongoing advice to the Registrar and Council on human resources policies and programs. Monitors salary administration. Advises Council on the process for hiring the Registrar and Deputy Registrar.


Statutory– Receives and investigates complaints about College members related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity. Examines documents and information collected in an investigation into a member’s conduct or actions. Decides how to properly deal with complaints.


Special– Identifies, informs and proposes people to serve as Council chair and vice-chair and as members and chairs of all statutory, regulatory, standing and ad hoc committees.

Quality Assurance

Special– Assesses the College’s progress in meeting its legislated objectives and reports to Council.

Registration Appeals

Statutory– Considers and rules on appeals from applicants denied College membership. Assesses applicant qualifications against College registration criteria. May deny applications or direct the Registrar to issue a Certificate of Qualification and Registration.

Standards of Practice and Education

Standing– Advises Council on developing, reviewing and implementing ethical and practice standards and a professional learning framework to maintain the standards. Reviews staff research and policy proposals, and makes recommendations to Council. Participates in public and member-focused consultations on the standards and policy proposals.


Facilitates the movement of materials and motions from the Executive Committee to Council. Meets with the Chair, the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar and other College staff prior to most Council meetings. Reviews the agenda, is briefed about any amendments or additions and reviews the motions that will be brought forward at the subsequent meeting. The Steering Committee consists of one appointed and one elected member, one of whom is the Vice-Chair of Council.

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