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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on October 4, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, June 6-7, 2013

5. Business Arising

5.1 Council Member Harassment and Discrimination Policy

5.2 Stakeholders and Members of the Public Addressing Council

6. Registrar's Report

 6.1 Report

6.2 Financial Report as at August 21, 2013

7. Chair's Report

7.1 Report

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee

8.2 Investigation Committee

8.3 Discipline Committee

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee

8.6 Finance Committee

8.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee

8.8 Accreditation Committee

8.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee

8.10 Human Resources Committee

8.11 Editorial Board

8.12 Election Committee

8.13 Nomination Committee

8.14 Quality Assurance Committee

9. Correspondence

10. New Business

10.1 Amendments to the Accreditation Regulation re the Extended Teacher Education Program

10.2 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 – Information to be provided to the College (business address description)

10.3 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 23 re Accreditation Fees

10.4 College Bylaws: Proposed Additions re Regulatory Committees and proposed Process for the Selection of Chairs of Regulatory, Standing and Special Committees (Sections 5, 6 and 7)

11. Notices of Motion

11.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 – Information to be provided to the College (email addresses)

12. Next Meeting(s) of Council

13. Adjournment

Present: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Maria Bouwmeester, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, Allyn Janicki, OCT, (via teleconference), Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Monique Lapalme Arseneault, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT,  Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT,  Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT (from 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Louis Sloan, OCT,  Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Shabnum Budhwani, John Tucker

Presiding
Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Michael Kaptein (from 10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.), Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Iona Mitchell (in place of Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT), Charlie Morrison

Regrets: Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar)  

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Douglas McCarthy, called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair welcomed and introduced new Council member, Monique Lapalme Arseneault, to the meeting and noted that she had been appointed to Council for a two-year term.

The Chair thanked Council members and staff for their participation in the two-day strategic planning retreat which had been held in King City.

It was agreed that preparation time for the retreat would be one day.

The Chair noted that World Teachers’ Day was on October 5th and she wished teachers all over the province a happy World Teachers’ Day.
It was noted that Marc Dubois and Bill Kirkwood comprised the Steering Committee.

It was agreed that preparation time for the Council meeting would be half a day.

The presiding officer noted the documents distributed at the meeting.

2. Agenda (GC20131004-75)

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the October 4, 2013 Council meeting be approved.

3.  Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, June 6-7, 2013 (GC20131004-76)

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on
June 6-7, 2013 be approved.

5. Business Arising

 5.1  Council Member Harassment and Discrimination Policy (GC20131004-78)

The Council Member Harassment and Discrimination Policy was received. The Registrar, Michael Salvatori, and Richard Lewko, Director of Corporate and Council Services, spoke to the revisions to the policy since it was first presented to Council in November 2012.

It was agreed to amend the policy by substituting the word “respondent” for “Council member” on page 9 under section 2(b).

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve the Council Member Harassment and Discrimination Policy as outlined in document GC20131004-78, Attachment 1, as amended.

Roll Call Vote:


For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

 

 

Bass, Sandy

 

 

Bellini, Christine

 

 

Bernard, Jean-Luc

 

 

Bouragba, Ahmed

 

 

Bouwmeester, Maria

 

 

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

 

 

Châteauvert, Monique

 

 

Dembek, Irene

 

 

De Palma, Angela

 

 

Dores, Gale

 

 

Dubois, Marc

 

 

Ferenczy, Monika

 

 

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

 

 

Gagné, Robert

 

 

Glasgow, Clyde

 

 

Gray, Jacqueline

 

 

Greif, Mel

 

 

Janicki, Allyn

 

 

Kavanagh, Matthew

 

 

Kirkwood, Bill

 

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

 

 

Linton, Shanlee

 

 

Loubert, Myreille

 

 

Mackie, Mary Lou

 

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

 

Price, Terry

 

 

Robertson, Susan

 

 

Sloan, Louis

 

 

Smart, Pauline

 

 

Smith, Kara

 

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

 

Vickers, Wes

 

 

For: 33

Against: 0

Absent: 3

5.2 Stakeholders and Members of the Public Addressing Council (GC20131004-79)

The report from the Chair of Council “Facilitating External Speakers at Council Meetings” was received.

The Registrar reminded members that this report was in response to Council’s request for the Chair to explore and report to Council on the feasibility and format of providing an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to address Council.

The Chair spoke to the report and responded to questions of the report.

It was moved by Marc Dubois, seconded by Louis Sloan, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve that the recommendations for facilitating external speakers at Council and committee meetings be referred to the Executive Committee for study and report.

Roll Call Vote:


For</