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Council ensures that policies are established in accordance with the
College’s objects as set out in the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
Council provides oversight and direction to the Registrar, the College’s
chief executive officer.
During their three-year term, Council members protect the public interest,
serve their profession, grow as leaders and develop skills in board
The Chair of Council is a full-time position and is responsible for
representing Council publicly as well as presiding over Council and
Executive Committee meetings. There are at least four Council meetings each
year. Each Council member attends Council meetings and, in addition, serves
on at least two committees, each of which meets three or four times a year.
All committees of Council are composed of elected and appointed members.
Some committees — such as Accreditation or Discipline — require additional
time to serve on panels. Most committee chairs also serve on the Executive
Committee, which meets about five times a year.
On average, Council members dedicate 25 to 60 days a year to Council
business, depending on their committee assignments. Meetings are held in
The College provides thorough education sessions to orient new Council
members to the College and its activities, current issues, policies and
procedures before they assume their Council and committee responsibilities.
The College reimburses an elected member’s employer for the member’s
absence while attending Council and committee meetings during regular
workdays. If summer meetings are required, the member is compensated
directly at a rate of $150 per day. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses
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