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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 31, 2011 in the InterContinental Hotel, Willard Room, 2nd Floor, 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. New Business

4. Conflict of Interest

5. Minutes

6. Business Arising

7. Registrar’s Report

8. New Business (Continued)

9. Chair’s Report

10. Committee Reports

11. Correspondence

12. New Business (Continued)

13. Notices of Motion

14. Next Meeting(s) of Council

15. Adjournment

Present: Danny Anckle, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Carlo Cappello, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Rebecca Coulter, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, Martha Dutrizac, OCT, Dean Favero, OCT, Nick Forte, OCT, Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Garry Humphreys, Allyn Janicki, OCT, (from 9:10 a.m.), Annilee Jarvis, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Clint Lovell, OCT, Bill Matheson, Darlene Mead, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Ruth Ann Penny, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Susan Robertson, Robert Ryan, OCT, Pauline Smart, Mara Torcaso, OCT, Jacques Tremblay, OCT, John Tucker, Henry Tyndorf, OCT, Hanno Weinberger, OCT, Sharon Young Kipp, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Tanya Roberts, OCT

Presiding Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

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

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Douglas McCarthy, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed all present.

The Presiding Officer noted the documents distributed at the meeting.

It was noted that Ruth Ann Penny and John Tucker comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda (GC20110331-3)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the March 31, 2011 Council meeting be approved.

3. New Business

3.1 Appointment of Southcentral Region Full-Time Position (GC20110331-42, -43 ) (Timed Item: 9:05 a.m.)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Chair, Danny Anckle, spoke to the report and introduced Allyn Janicki to members of Council.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Allyn Janicki to fill the Council vacancy for the Southcentral region full-time position.

The Chair of Council welcomed Allyn Janicki to the meeting. Allyn Janicki joined the meeting at 9:10 a.m.

4. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

5. Minutes

5.1 Meeting, December 9-10, 2010 (GC20110331-4, -5)

It was noted on page 3, paragraph 3, that the date should read March 31- April 1, 2011.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on December 9-10, 2010 be approved as corrected.

5.2 Special Meeting, February 23, 2011 (GC20110331-6, -7)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held via teleconference on February 23, 2011 be approved.

6. Business Arising

6.1 Nomination Committee Report — Selection Process for Committee Chairs (GC20110331-8)

The Nomination Committee Report — Selection Process for Committee Chairs was received. The Chair of the Nomination Committee, Danny Anckle, spoke to the report and noted that the report contained five scenarios for Council’s consideration.

It was agreed to hold a briefing session at the June 2011 Council meeting to review the scenarios presented in the Nomination Committee Report — Selection Process for Committee Chairs.

The Registrar was requested to provide the history and context for the present formation of the Executive Committee.

6.2 Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 72/97 — General­ — Composition of the Executive Committee (Postponed Motion) (GC20110331-9, -10)

The report on the Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 72/97 — General­ — Composition of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, Clyde Glasgow, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be postponed to the June 2-3, 2011 Council meeting after the briefing session on the Selection Process for Committee Chairs:

That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that O. Reg. 72/97, General be amended to revise section 19 to read as follows, and to take effect with the beginning of the sixth Council:

19. (1) The Council shall appoint members of the Executive Committee in accordance with the following rules:

  1. The Council shall appoint the chair and vice-chair of the Council as members of the Executive Committee.
  2. The Council shall appoint up to three additional persons to the Executive Committee all of whom shall be members of the Council elected under clause 4(2)(a) of the Act.
  3. The Council shall appoint at least two additional persons to the Executive Committee both of whom shall be members of the Council appointed under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act.
  4. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee appointed under subsections (1) to (3) shall be members of the Council elected under clause 4(2)(a) of the Act.

(2) If both the chair and vice-chair of the Council appointed to the Executive Committee under subsection 19(1)(1) are members of the Council appointed under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act, subsections (2) and (3) do not apply and the Council shall appoint four additional persons to the Executive Committee who shall be members of the Council elected under clause 4(2)(a) of the Act and one additional person who shall be a member of the Council appointed under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act.

6.3 Election Committee Report — First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) and/or French-language Council Member Representation — Additional Membership (GC20110331-11, -12)

The Election Committee Report on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) and/or French-language Council Member Representation — Additional Membership was received. The Chair of the Election Committee, Mel Greif, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Mel Greif, Chair of the Election Committee, “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.

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.”

It was moved by Nick Forte, seconded by Carlo Cappello, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Finance, Nomination and Election committees, and be considered at the December 2011 Council meeting.

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.

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.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

7. Registrar’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20110331-13)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar spoke to the strategic operational priorities established for 2011 including the new priority to increase collaboration with regulatory bodies acting in the public interest. He provided an overview of organizational statistics and information on the undertakings from the December 2010 meeting of Council.

He noted:

  • The annual membership fee collection process in 2011, which includes a pilot project of fee payment through Internet banking;
  • The ongoing construction at 101 Bloor Street West and the application to the City to install illuminated rooftop signage;
  • The Transition to Teaching Study contained in the March 2011 issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession and on the College website.
  • Phase Five of the Teachers’ Qualification Regulation review;
  • Participation in the Annual Federation of Associations of Regulatory bodies conference;
  • The advertising of upcoming accreditation reviews on the College website and the opportunity for the public to provide input through an electronic portal;
  • The Language proficiency assessment project.

The Registrar advised that as of this day all staff members had been relocated to 101 Bloor Street.

Council members were advised that the release date for the Professional Advisory on the use Electronic Communication and Social Media would be April 12, 2011.

The Registrar agreed that he would make a presentation on the professional advisory on the use of electronic communication and social media at the June 2011 Council meeting.

The Registrar advised that he would provide information on exterior signage for the new College premises at a future Council meeting.

7.2 Report to Council — Duration of Experience for Supervisory Officer’s Qualification, Duration of Experience for Principal’s Qualification, Classroom Teaching Experience (GC20110331-14)

The Report was received. The Registrar spoke to the following three items:

  1. The duration of teaching experience that is required as a prerequisite to enter the Supervisory Officer’s qualification.
  2. The duration of teaching experience that is required as a prerequisite to enter the Principal’s Qualification.
  3. Classroom Teaching Experience.

7.3 Financial Report — December 31, 2010 (GC20110331-15)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at December 31, 2010 was received. The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

7.4 Financial Report — February 28, 2011 (GC20110331-16)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at February 28, 2011 was received. The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

8. New Business (Continued)

8.1 Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation, 176/10, Clarification re Prerequisites for Entry into Honour Specialist in Technological Education (s.28) and Principal Qualifications Courses (s.32)(GC20110331-53, -53C) (Timed Item: 1:10 p.m.)

The Registrar advised that as a result of recent changes to the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation, some regulatory housekeeping amendments were needed to provide clarification with respect to prerequisites for entry into two additional qualification courses — Honour Specialist in Technological Education and Principal’s Qualifications.

In implementing the new teachers’ qualifications regulation, it was noted that the provisions dealing with the Honour Specialist Qualification in Technological Education (s.28.(1)) and Principal’s Qualifications (s.32 (d)) inadvertently did not accurately represent Council’s policy directions or College practices.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that subclause 28(1) (a)(i) of Ontario Regulation 176/10 be revoked and the following substituted:

(i) one qualification in grades 9 and 10 in a technological education subject listed in Schedule B, one qualification in grades 11 and 12 in the same subject, and two other qualifications, each of which is in a different technological education subject listed in Schedule B, in grades 9 and 10 or grades 11 and 12, or a combination of the two

That Council approve that subsection 32(2) of Ontario Regulation 176/10 be revoked and the following substituted:

(2) To fulfil a requirement in subclause (1) (d) (ii), (iii) or (iv) relating to the completion of graduate post-secondary credits or their equivalent, the credits or their equivalent must have been completed by the candidate in addition to any credits that he or she was required to complete to be granted a general certificate of qualification and registration.

9. Chair’s Report

9.1 Report (GC20110331-17)

The Chair’s Report was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report.

10. Committee Reports

10.1 Executive Committee (GC20110331-18, -19)

The reports of the Executive Committee were received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the reports.

10.2 Investigation Committee (GC20110331-20)

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

10.3 Discipline Committee (GC20110331-21)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Jacques Tremblay, spoke to the report.

10.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20110331-22)

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

10.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20110331-23, -24)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Dean Favero, spoke to the report.

10.6 Finance Committee (GC20110331-25, -26)

The reports of the Finance Committee were received. The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the reports.

10.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee(GC20110331-27, -28, -52)

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

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that a new qualification entitled Safe Schools be added to Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation

That Council recommend that a new qualification entitled Classroom Management be added to Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

That Council recommend that the Schedule C Science and Technology, Grades 7 and 8 Additional Qualification Course Guideline not be divided into two separate qualifications.

That Council recommend that consultation occur to further explore the relevance of a Schedule D three-part specialist qualification related to Science and Technology.

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that a new qualification entitled, Teacher Leadership be added to Schedule D of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, “That Council approve that the Standards of Practice and Education Unit provide a presentation to the Council on the ethical standards and standards of practice.”

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, Chair of the Executive Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Registrar for consideration:

That Council approve that the Standards of Practice and Education Unit provide a presentation to the Council on the ethical standards and standards of practice.

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that an Additional Qualification Course for Teaching Onondagabe added to Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

That Council recommend that an Additional Qualification Course for Teaching Seneca be added to Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

That Council recommend that an Additional Qualification Course for Teaching Tuscarora be added to Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

That Council recommend that the name of the Teaching Delaware Additional Qualification Course be changed to Teaching Lenape in Schedule C of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

10.8 Accreditation Committee (GC20110331-30)

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

10.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report at this time.

10.10 Human Resources Committee

There was no report at this time.

10.11 Editorial Board (GC20110331-31)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Annilee Jarvis, spoke to the report.

10.12 Election Committee (GC20110331-32, -33)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Chair, Mel Greif, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Mel Greif, Chair of the Election Committee, “That Council investigate the merits of having individuals employed in instructional positions in private schools be Ontario Certified Teachers.”

It was moved by Mel Greif, seconded by Dean Favero, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be postponed indefinitely:

That Council investigate the merits of having individuals employed in instructional positions in private schools be Ontario Certified Teachers.

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, Chair of the Executive Committee, “That the Registrar provide a report to Council for information on the history and structure of the private and independent school systems in Ontario.”

It was moved by Dean Favero, seconded by Marc Dubois, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put re private and independent school systems in Ontario.

A vote was taken on the motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That the Registrar provide a report to Council for information on the history and structure of the private and independent school systems in Ontario.

10.13 Nomination Committee (GC20110331-34, -35, -36, -37)

The reports of the Nomination Committee were received. The Chair, Danny Anckle, spoke to the reports.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, “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)”

It was moved by Nick Forte, seconded by Gary Humphreys, “That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Finance, Nomination and Election committees, and be considered at the December 2011 Council meeting: 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)

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, seconded by Dean Favero, and

CARRIED,

That the above motion be amended by the deletion of the word “Finance” to read:

That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Nomination and Election committees, and be considered at the December 2011 Council meeting.

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)

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Nomination and Election committees, and be considered at the December 2011 Council meeting.

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)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

10.14 Quality Assurance (GC20110331-38)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Clyde Glasgow, spoke to the report.

11. Correspondence (GC20110331-39, -40, -41)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter from the Minister of Education re Confidentiality Provisions of the Ontario College of Teachers’ Act (GC20110331-39 )
  • Letter to the Minister of Education re Amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers Act (GC20110331-40)
  • Letter to the Minister of Public Safety re the Criminal Records Act and Response (GC20110331-41)

12. New Business (Continued)

12.1 Not-for-Profit Corporation Act — Impact on College Legislation (GC20110331-44, -45)

The report on the Exemption from the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 was received. The Registrar spoke to the report and noted that the College would need to secure an exemption from this legislation so that it can continue to operate without the additional legislative requirements that this Act would impose.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council request amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 as follows:

1. That the current section 2. (3) be revoked and replaced with:

2. (3) The Not-for-profit Corporations Act and Corporations Information Act do not apply to the College, except as specifically made applicable by this Act or the regulations.

2. That the current subsection 1. under section 40 (1) be amended to strike out “The Corporations Act” and replaced with “The Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

12.2 Teachers’ Qualification Regulation — Phase Five — Status Update (GC20110331-46)

The Registrar noted that phase five was the final phase of the review of the Teachers’ Qualification Regulation.

Michelle Longlade, Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation made a presentation to Council. She informed Council of a series of calls for submissions released by the College on March 21st and 22nd. The purpose of this initiative was to solicit input and feedback from education stakeholder groups about the College’s implementation plans for phase five of the teachers’ qualifications review. The College’s proposed plans are based on Council’s recommendations in four key areas:

  1. General and Technological Education Qualifications
  2. The Format and Delivery of Initial Teacher Education Programs
  3. A Regulation Identifying Providers of Additional Qualifications
  4. Hours of Work Experience: Technological Qualifications

She noted that each call for submissions contains background information pertaining to the teachers’ qualifications review, a discussion of current regulations and proposed changes, and an invitation to provide a submission to the College by April 22, 2011.

The Registrar advised that the College would report its findings from this initiative at the June 2011 Council meeting.

12.3 Proposed Bylaw Amendments: Section 20 — Executive Committee Delegation & Section 3.06(b) — Council Meetings (GC20110331-47, -48)

It was noted that Notices of Motion on the proposed amendments to the College bylaws had been received at the December 2010 Council meeting.

Clyde Glasgow, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, spoke to the proposed amendments to the College bylaws.

It was moved by Clyde Glasgow, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by removing section 20 — Executive Delegation.

That Council approve that section 3.06 (b) of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by deleting the words “which have received prior review by the Executive Committee” to read as follows: “(b) recommendations in reports by committees”.

12.4 Council Meeting Date — October 2011 (GC20110331-49)

It was noted that the October 2011 Council meeting date would need to be rescheduled to ensure that Council members have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process of voting in the Ontario Provincial election which is scheduled for the first Thursday in October.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the October 2011 Council meeting be held on October 3-4, 2011.

12.5 101 Bloor Street Costing & Cost of Vacating 121 Bloor Street

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Rebecca Coulter, and

CARRIED,

That Council consider the following motion:

That the Finance Committee provide to Council at the June 2011 meeting a complete accounting of the cost of 101 Bloor Street and the cost of vacating 121 Bloor St. Both reports should include but not be limited to:

  1. Budget versus Actual Costs
  2. Detailed Rationale for over expenditures
  3. Projected additional costs beyond the date of the report.

The Chair of the Finance Committee, John Tucker, provided Council members with information on the building plan budgeted amount and the actual amounts, including costs to complete. He also noted the estimated costs of vacating 121 Bloor Street.

It was agreed that information on the budgeted, actual and projected costs of 101 Bloor Street and the estimated costs of vacating 121 Bloor Street would be posted on CouncilNet prior to the June 2011 Council meeting.

It was moved by Terry Price, and

WITHDRAWN,

That Council consider the following motion:

That the Finance Committee provide to Council at the June 2011 meeting a complete accounting of the cost of 101 Bloor Street and the cost of vacating 121 Bloor St. Both reports should include but not be limited to:

  1. Budget versus Actual Costs
  2. Detailed Rationale for over expenditures
  3. Projected additional costs beyond the date of the report.

13. Notices of Motion

There were no Notices of Motion.

14. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • June 2, 2011 — Annual Meeting of Members
  • June 2-3, 2011

15. Adjournment

It was agreed that members would claim up to a full day of preparation time for the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed: Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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