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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 Hears applications for reinstatement of members whose teaching certificate was revoked for disciplinary reasons.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.


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.


Special – Provides guidance on issues of governance and risk management. Ensures that the Council and the College function in accordance with the relevant legislation and regulations and the bylaws of the College. Ensures that Council fulfils its fiduciary responsibilities.

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.

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 motions during Council meetings. 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 (Robert Gagné) and one elected member, one of whom is the Vice-Chair of Council (Myreille Loubert, OCT).

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