Serving on Council
Who serves on Council?
The College Council is the governing body of the Ontario College of Teachers. College members elect 23 of the 37 Council members.
Elected members serve three-year terms and are elected from the English, French, Catholic, public, elementary and secondary school systems in all regions of the province.
Principals and vice-principals, supervisory officers, private schools and faculties of education elect Council members to four of the 23 positions.
The provincial government appoints the remaining 14 members of Council from parents, various professions and the general public.
Find out more about serving on Council here.
CATEGORY: French-language Catholic secondary
Invitation to apply
College members who hold the qualifications required to teach a course or class in the last two years of the Intermediate division or in the Senior division and who are employed by a French-language Roman Catholic school board or school authority, as a full time secondary classroom teacher and work in a French-language instructional unit (*French-language instructional units do not include immersion programs), are invited to apply to serve in this vacant Council position.
You may submit an expression of interest if:
- you are a member in good standing with the College and live in Ontario
- you are employed as a secondary school teacher and hold the qualifications required to teach a course or class in the last two years of the intermediate division or in the senior division
- you are employed in a French-language instructional unit
- you are a full-time classroom teacher*
- you are available to participate in Council and committee meetings from the time of your appointment until June 30, 2018
- you are not on a leave of absence for any reason other than illness, compassion, family or parental.
If you hold a position as an employee or appointed or elected director, official or member of the executive at the provincial level, or as a president at the local level, in the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation or the Ontario Ministry of Education, you may apply. However, you must resign that position and meet the employment requirements of this Council position before taking office.
If you meet the criteria and would like to serve on the Council of your professional governing body, please forward your resumé by e-mail to Myrtle Herzenberg, Council and Committees Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017.
If you are selected by Council to serve
Your employer will be reimbursed for temporary replacement salary expenses incurred for time that you are engaged in College business. You will be directly reimbursed for travel and accommodation costs associated with Council and committee business.
The Governance Committee will review all applications, meet with short-listed candidates and recommend a nominee to Council.
Please contact Myrtle Herzenberg toll-free in Ontario at 1-888-534-2222, ext 685 for further information on the duties associated with Council service.
* A full-time classroom teacher is defined as a person who is part of an employer’s regular teaching staff and is assigned in a regular timetable to provide one or more instructional services in a school on a full-time basis. Guidance counselors, librarians, co-ordinators or consultants who co-ordinate subjects and programs for students or for the teachers of subjects and programs are considered to provide instructional services.