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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 8-9, 2011 in Hearing Rooms #1 & #2, 12th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Minutes

5. Business Arising

6. Registrar’s Report

7. Chair’s Report

8. Committee Reports

9. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

11. Correspondence

12. New Business

13. Notices of Motion

14. Next Meeting(s) of Council

15. Adjournment

Session 1: December 8, 2011

Present: Danny Anckle, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Carlo Cappello, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Rebecca Coulter, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, Martha Dutrizac, OCT, Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Nick Forte, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Garry Humphreys, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Annilee Jarvis, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Clint Lovell, OCT, Darlene Mead, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Ruth Ann Penny, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Tanya Roberts, OCT, Susan Robertson, Robert Ryan, OCT, Mara Torcaso, OCT, Pauline Smart, Henry Tyndorf, OCT, Hanno Weinberger, OCT, Sharon Young Kipp, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Irene Dembek, OCT, Dean Favero, OCT, Robert Gagné

Presiding Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT,Douglas McCarthy

Guests: Joseph W. Atkinson, OCT (from 3:45 p.m.), Courtney Leigh Edwards and guest (from 3:45 p.m.)

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Peter Lipman, called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair welcomed and introduced Monika Ferenczy, the new representative for the French-language Public Board Elementary and Secondary Position, to Council.

The Presiding Officer noted the documents distributed at the meeting.

It was noted that Ruth Ann Penny and Mel Greif comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda (GC20111208-126, revised)

It was agreed to amend the agenda by indicating that a break would be taken at 2:45 p.m. instead of at 3:15 p.m.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the December 8-9, 2011 Council meeting be approved as amended.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, October 3-4, 2011 (GC20111208-127)

The following corrections were noted:

The paragraph on committee appointments would be placed under the Executive Committee report (Item 8.1) and not under the Chair’s report (Item 7.1).

It was also noted that under item 8.1 the words “could be identified as French speaking because they had submitted their applications in French” would replace the phrase “were from French speaking students”.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on October 3-4, 2011 be approved as corrected.

5. Business Arising

5.1 Establishment of Two New Scholarships or Awards (GC20111208-129)

At its meeting in October, Council referred the motions relating to the establishment of two new scholarships or awards to the Executive Committee for further study and report to the December 8-9, 2011 Council meeting. The Chair reported that the Sub-Committee on Scholarships would meet again and report to the Executive Committee and Council at their respective March 2012 meetings. She noted that Mel Greif had been appointed to the sub-committee to replace John Tucker.

5.2 First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) and/or French-language Council Member Representation — Additional Membership (GC20111208-130)

The Registrar noted that at its meeting on March 31, 2011 Council had referred the motions relating to First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) and/or French-language Council Member Representation — Additional Membership to the Finance, Nomination and Election committees, to be considered at the December 2011 Council meeting.

A lengthy discussion ensued on the merits of having the Minister appoint a First Nations, Métis or Inuit (FNMI) member to Council.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education approve a regulation change designating one of the current 14 appointed positions as a First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) appointee.

It was moved by Steering, but it was

LOST,

That Council request that the Minister of Education approve an amendment to the Ontario College of Teachers Act adding an additional elected position for a French-language public school system representative.

5.3 Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 345/96 Appointments to Council, re French-speaking Members’ Appointments to Council (GC20111208-131)

The Registrar noted that at its meeting on March 31, 2011 Council had referred the motion relating to the recommendation to amend Ontario Regulation 345/96 Appointments to Council, to the Nomination and Election committees for consideration at the December 2011 Council meeting.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that Ontario Regulation 345/96 Appointments to Council, sections 1.(2) and 1.(3) be amended by substituting “three-French-speaking members” in place of “two French-speaking members”, to read as follows:

1. (2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall ensure that at least three members of the Council appointed under clause 4 (2) (b) of the Act are French speaking. O. Reg. 83/03, s. 1.

(3) Despite subsection (2), if there are fewer than three French-speaking members of the Council on the day that subsection comes into force, the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint French-speaking persons to the Council, when vacancies occur after that day, until the requirements of subsection (2) are satisfied. O. Reg. 83/03, s. 1.

(emphasis added)

6. Registrar’s Report

6.1 Report (GC20111208-132)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar provided an update on the progress of the independent review being conducted by the Hon. Patrick LeSage. The Registrar noted that staff had donated over $30,000 to the United Way. He reminded Council members that the deadline for nominations for the 2012 Council election was December 9th and that the final list of candidates would be posted on the College web site on January 11, 2012. He spoke to the strategic operational priorities established for 2011. He also provided an overview of organizational statistics and information on the undertakings from the October 3-4, 2011 meeting of Council.

6.2 Financial Report — October 31, 2011 (GC20111208-133)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at October 31, 2011 was received. The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of presiding officer.

7. Chair’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20111208-134)

The Chair’s Report was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report and noted that the Minister of Education, Laurel Broten, had been invited to address Council at its December meeting, but had been unavailable to do so at this time.

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee (GC20111208-135)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report.

She noted that the committee had met just prior to Council to confirm appointments to committees.

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20111208-136)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Nick Forte, spoke to the report and responded to questions of the report.

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20111208-137)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. Darlene Mead spoke to the report.

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20111208-138)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Hanno Weinberger, spoke to the report.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee

There was no report.

8.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20111208-142)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Sharon Young Kipp, spoke to the report.

8.7 Accreditation Committee (GC20111208-143)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Ruth Ann Penny, spoke to the report.

8.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee (GC20111208-144)

The report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Susan Robertson, spoke to the report. She welcomed Terry Price to the committee and paid tribute to John Tucker for the work he had done on the committee.

8.9 Human Resources Committee (GC20111208-145)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Mel Greif, spoke to the report. He noted that the committee had recommended that a full time translation assistant position be added to the staff complement for 2012.

8.10 Editorial Board (GC20111208-146)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Annilee Jarvis, spoke to the report and welcomed Bill Kirkwood to the committee. She noted that in the December issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession there was an article featuring Monika Ferenczy’s appointment to Council.

8.11 Election Committee

There was no report.

8.12 Nomination Committee (GC20111208-147)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Chair, Danny Anckle, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Darlene Mead, OCT as the Chair of the Discipline Committee.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Darlene Mead, OCT to the Executive Committee.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Pauline Smart (appointed) to the Executive Committee.

9. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.)

The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, welcomed former Registrar, Joe Atkinson, and the award recipient, Courtney Leigh Edwards and her guest to the Council meeting.

She stated that the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship, named for the second Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, provided $2,000 to a student accepted into one of Ontario’s consecutive or concurrent programs proceeding to their final year who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and community involvement. She noted that the purpose of the scholarship is tosupport excellence in teacher education through the awarding of scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist in the education of teachers or those wishing to become teachers.

Joseph W. (Joe) Atkinson noted the achievements of the 9th recipient of the award, Courtney Leigh Edwards, a teacher candidate at the University of Ottawa. He then presented the 2011-2012 Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship award to her.

Courtney Leigh Edwards addressed Council and thanked them for honouring her with the award.

The meeting recessed at 4:00 p.m.

Session 2: December 9, 2011

Present: Danny Anckle, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Carlo Cappello, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Rebecca Coulter, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, (via teleconference) Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, Martha Dutrizac, OCT, Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Nick Forte, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Robert Gagné, (via teleconference), Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Garry Humphreys, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Annilee Jarvis, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Clint Lovell, OCT, Darlene Mead, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Ruth Ann Penny, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Tanya Roberts, OCT, Susan Robertson, Robert Ryan, OCT, Mara Torcaso, OCT, Pauline Smart, Henry Tyndorf, OCT, Hanno Weinberger, OCT, Sharon Young Kipp, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Dean Favero, OCT

Presiding Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT,Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Michael Kaptein, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

The meeting resumed at 9:05 a.m.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer. He noted that because two members of Council had joined the meeting via teleconference roll call voting would take place.

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

10.1 Finance Committee (GC20111208-140) (Timed Item: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.)

10.1.1 Report

The report of the Finance Committee was received. Darlene Mead, Vice Chair of the Committee spoke to the report.

It was noted that on page 2 of the report it should read $134 and not $135.

10.1.2 Ontario College of Teachers 2012 Budget (GC20111208-141)

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, and Controller, Michael Kaptein, reviewed the 2012 Budget with Council members on a page-by-page basis. It was noted that the one-year budget had been predicated on a three-year membership fee. The Deputy Registrar and Controller responded to questions after each page had been presented.

The Registrar undertook to regularly provide more information in his report on how the French-language services component was being integrated across the College.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of presiding officer.

It was moved by Darlene Mead, Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, “That Council approve the 2012 budget as presented with a set fee of $138.00 effective for three years beginning January 1, 2012.”

It was moved by Alexander (Sandy) Bass, seconded by Marie-Louise Chartrand, “That Council amend the motion by deleting “$138.00 effective for three years beginning January 1, 2012” and substituting “$134.00 for one year beginning January 1, 2012”.

The Presiding Officer noted that the amendment related to the membership fee and not to the 2012 Budget and requested that the motion be divided. There was unanimous consent to split the motion.

Discussion ensued on the amendment to the motion.

It was moved by Carlo Capello, seconded by Henry Tyndorf, and

CARRIED,

That the question be called on the amendment to the motion on the membership fee.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Anckle, Danny

Bass, Sandy, OCT

Budhwani, Shabnum

Coulter, Rebecca, OCT

Cappello, Carlo, OCT

Dubois, Marc, OCT

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Lovell, Clint, OCT

Châteauvert, Monique

Mead, Darlene, OCT

Dembek, Irene, OCT

Papadopoulos, Liz, OCT

Dores, Gale, OCT

Price, Terry, OCT

Dutrizac, Martha, OCT

Torcaso, Mara, OCT

Ferenczy, Monika, OCT

Forte, Nick, OCT

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Greif, Mel

Humphreys, Garry

Janicki, Allyn, OCT

Jarvis, Annilee, OCT

Kirkwood, Bill

Penny, Ruth Ann, OCT

Roberts, Tanya, OCT

Robertson, Susan

Ryan, Robert, OCT

Smart, Pauline

Tyndorf, Henry, OCT

Weinberger, Hanno, OCT

Young Kipp, Sharon, OCT

For: 26

Against: 8

Absent: 1

A vote was taken on the motion as amended, and it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the membership fee be set at $134.00 for one year beginning January 1, 2012.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Bass, Sandy, OCT

Anckle, Danny

Budhwani, Shabnum

Cappello, Carlo, OCT

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Coulter, Rebecca, OCT

Dembek, Irene, OCT

Dores, Gale, OCT

Dutrizac, Martha, OCT

Dubois, Marc, OCT

Ferenczy, Monika, OCT

Janicki, Allyn, OCT

Forte, Nick, OCT

Jarvis, Annilee, OCT

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Lovell, Clint, OCT

Gagné, Robert

Mead, Darlene, OCT

Glasgow, Clyde

Price, Terry, OCT

Greif, Mel

Ryan, Robert, OCT

Humphreys, Garry

Torcaso, Mara, OCT

Kirkwood, Bill

Papadopoulos, Liz, OCT

Penny, Ruth Ann, OCT

Roberts, Tanya, OCT

Robertson, Susan

Smart, Pauline

Tyndorf, Henry, OCT

Weinberger, Hanno, OCT

Young Kipp, Sharon, OCT

For: 13

Against: 21

Absent: 1

A vote was taken on the main motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the membership fee be set at $138.00 effective for three years beginning January 1, 2012.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Anckle, Danny

Bass, Sandy, OCT

Budhwani, Shabnum

Coulter, Rebecca, OCT

Cappello, Carlo, OCT

Dores, Gale, OCT

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Dubois, Marc, OCT

Châteauvert, Monique

Janicki, Allyn, OCT

Dembek, Irene , OCT

Jarvis, Annilee , OCT

Dutrizac, Martha, OCT

Lovell, Clint, OCT

Ferenczy, Monika, OCT

Mead, Darlene, OCT

Forte, Nick, OCT

Price, Terry, OCT

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Ryan, Robert, OCT

Gagné, Robert

Torcaso, Mara, OCT

Glasgow, Clyde

Greif, Mel

Humphreys, Garry

Kirkwood, Bill

Papadopoulos, Liz, OCT

Penny, Ruth Ann, OCT

Roberts, Tanya, OCT

Robertson, Susan

Smart, Pauline

Tyndorf, Henry, OCT

Weinberger, Hanno, OCT

Young Kipp, Sharon, OCT

For: 23

Against: 11

Absent: 1

It was moved by Darlene Mead, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2012 budget as outlined in document GC20111208-141.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Anckle, Danny

Bass, Sandy, OCT

Budhwani, Shabnum

Cappello, Carlo, OCT

Châteauvert, Monique

Coulter, Rebecca, OCT

Dembek, Irene , OCT

Dores, Gale, OCT

Dubois, Marc, OCT

Dutrizac, Martha, OCT

Ferenczy, Monika, OCT

Forte, Nick, OCT

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Greif, Mel

Humphreys, Garry

Janicki, Allyn, OCT

Jarvis, Annilee , OCT

Kirkwood, Bill

Lovell, Clint, OCT

Mead, Darlene, OCT

Papadopoulos, Liz, OCT

Penny, Ruth Ann, OCT

Price, Terry, OCT

Roberts, Tanya, OCT

Robertson, Susan

Ryan, Robert, OCT

Smart, Pauline

Torcaso, Mara, OCT

Tyndorf, Henry, OCT

Weinberger, Hanno, OCT

Young Kipp, Sharon, OCT

For: 33

Against:0

Abstain: 1 Absent: 1

Darlene Mead thanked John Tucker for the work he had done on the budget plan. She also thanked the Deputy Registrar and the Controller for their support in the budget process.

The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, thanked Darlene Mead for her role on the committee.

10.2 Quality Assurance Committee

There was no report.

11. Correspondence (GC20111208-148, -149, 150)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter of Congratulations and Invitation to Address Council, to New Minister of Education, Laurel Broten (GC20111208-148)
  • Letter to Thames Valley Education Foundation re Donation to Learn to Read Fund in Honour of Bill Bryce and Response (GC20111208-149)
  • Letter to Minister of Education re Per Diem Rate Change (GC20111208-150)

12. New Business

12.1 College Bylaws —Proposed Housekeeping Amendments (Reg. 176/10 replaces Reg. 184/97) (GC20111208-151)

The Registrar noted that Regulation 176/10 has replaced Regulation 184/97. He advised that in order to reflect this change in the College bylaws an amendment to section 23 — Other Fees and Penalties, sections 23.12 and 23.13 is required.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 23 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the deletion of the words “Regulation 184/97” and the substitution of the words “Regulation 176/10”, to read as follows:

23.12 The application fee for accreditation of an additional qualification listed in Regulation 176/10 including Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program (SOQP) shall be $99.06.

23.13 The renewal fee for application for accreditation of an additional qualification listed in Regulation 176/10 including Principal‘s Qualification Program (PQP) and the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program shall be $99.06.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Anckle, Danny

Bass, Sandy, OCT

Budhwani, Shabnum

Cappello, Carlo, OCT

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Coulter, Rebecca, OCT

Dembek, Irene , OCT

Dores, Gale, OCT

Dubois, Marc, OCT

Dutrizac, Martha, OCT

Ferenczy, Monika, OCT

Forte, Nick, OCT

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Greif, Mel

Humphreys, Garry

Janicki, Allyn, OCT

Jarvis, Annilee , OCT

Kirkwood, Bill

Lovell, Clint, OCT

Mead, Darlene, OCT

Papadopoulos, Liz, OCT

Penny, Ruth Ann, OCT

Price, Terry, OCT

Roberts, Tanya, OCT

Robertson, Susan

Ryan, Robert, OCT

Smart, Pauline

Torcaso, Mara, OCT

Tyndorf, Henry, OCT

Weinberger, Hanno, OCT

Young Kipp, Sharon, OCT

For: 34

Against:0

Absent: 1

12.2 Regulatory Bodies — Variances to Budget Lines (GC20111208-152)

It was agreed to defer the following motion to the March 29-30, 2012 Council meeting:

That Staff investigate by surveying other similar organizations the procedure by which variances to budget lines are reported and approved by Council. The results of the review are to be presented to the Finance Committee for review and to the June 2012 Council meeting for action.

13. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the December 9, 2011 Special Meeting of Council.

13.1 College Bylaws —Amendment to Section 21 — Annual Membership Fees (GC20111208-153)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that College Bylaws section 21.04 a. and b. be amended by the deletion of "$120" and "2009" to be substituted by "$138" and "2012" to read:

21.04 The annual fee shall be:

  • $138 for 2012
  • $138 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws.

13.2 6th Council Member Orientation Process

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the March 29-30, 2012 Meeting of Council.

Moved by Sharon Young Kipp, seconded by Nick Forte:

That Council approve that the Executive Committee, in partnership with the Registrar, review the orientation process for the new 6th Council.

14. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • March 29-30, 2012

15. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Signed: Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed: Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

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