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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 7-8, 2001 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Committee Reports

5. Business Arising

6. New Business

7. Registrar’s Report

8. Committee Reports

9. Notices Of Motion

10. Next Meetings

11. Adjournment

SESSION I

Date: June 7, 2001

Present: Bernard J. Adam, Samy Appadurai, Guill Archambault, Jackie Breithaupt, Douglas Brown, Sterling Campbell, Larry M. Capstick (Chair), Doug Carter, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Pat Daly (until 3:30 p.m.), Karl Dean, Margaret Dempsey, Jerry DeQuetteville, Solette N. Gelberg, Audrey Hadfield, Nancy Hutcheson, Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise (Vice-Chair) (until 3:30 p.m.), Diane Leblovic, Mark Lefebvre, Dick Malowney, Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell (from 1:15 p.m.), Larry Mongeon, Harry Mulvale, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Rich Prophet, David Somer (from 1:15 p.m.), Frances Thorne, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson (Registrar)

Regrets: Iain Munro

Presiding Officer: George Merrett

Guests: Bryan Graham (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Margaret Aubé, Peter Brown, Linda Grant, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Judith Mathieu, Charlie Morrison, Patrick O’Neill, Lynda Palazzi, Carol Springer, W. Douglas Wilson

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, George Merrett, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and welcomed all present.

Council was reminded that Steering consists of Marilyn Laframboise and Solette N. Gelberg. It was noted that Marilyn Laframboise, Vice-Chair, would leave at 3:30 p.m. and that Dick Malowney would assume her chair.

The Chair, Larry M. Capstick, noted that there would be a special meeting of the Executive Committee this day at 5:00 p.m. regarding the Minister’s press release about Recertification and Entry to Practice and the College’s media response.

2. Approval of Agenda (GC20010607-66)

Diane Leblovic requested a new item be added under New Business — Report of Lecture at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the June 7-8, 2001 meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved as amended.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, March 22-23, 2001 (GC20010607-67)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the March 22-23, 2001 Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

3.2 Special Meeting, May 4, 2001 (GC20010607-69)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the May 4, 2001 Special Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

4. Committee Reports

4.1 Finance Committee — Timed Item

4.1.1 2002 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers (GC20010607-88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 108, 109, 110)

Solette N. Gelberg, Chair of the Finance Committee, presented a line-by-line analysis of the proposed 2002 budget of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Peter Brown, Controller, presented financial data, including fiscal implications of various budgetary scenarios. Bryan Graham, Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, provided advice on an appropriate level of financial reserves in order to sustain College operations. The Chair and staff answered questions from council members regarding the budget information.

The meeting recessed at 4:55 p.m.

SESSION II

Date: June 8, 2001

Present: Bernard J. Adam (until 12:00 noon), Samy Appadurai (until 12:00 noon), Guill Archambault, Jackie Breithaupt , Douglas Brown (until 2:35 p.m.), Sterling Campbell, Larry M. Capstick (Chair), Doug Carter, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Pat Daly (until 12:00 noon), Karl Dean (until 2:35 p.m.), Margaret Dempsey, Jerry DeQuetteville, Solette N. Gelberg, Audrey Hadfield, Nancy Hutcheson, Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise (Vice-Chair), Diane Leblovic, Mark Lefebvre, Dick Malowney, Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell, Larry Mongeon, Elizabeth Papadopoulos (until 2:25 p.m.), Rich Prophet, David Somer, Frances Thorne, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson (Registrar)

Regrets: Harry Mulvale, Iain Munro

Guests: Bryan Graham (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Presiding Officer: George Merrett

Staff: Peter Alexander, Margaret Aubé, Peter Brown, Linda Grant, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Judith Mathieu, Charlie Morrison, Patrick O’Neill, Lynda Palazzi, Carol Springer, W. Douglas Wilson

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

It was moved by Rich Prophet, but

LOST,

That Council change the order of the day to have the In camera Session open.

4. Committee Reports (continued)

4.1 Finance Committee (continued)

4.1.1 2002 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers (continued) (GC20010607-88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 108, 109, 110)

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair, Finance Committee, “that Council approve the 2002 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers”.

It was moved by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, seconded by Jerry DeQuetteville, but

LOST,

That the 2002 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers be referred to the Finance Committee for study and report to the November 2001 Council meeting.

It was moved by David Somer, seconded by Rich Prophet, but

LOST,

That the 2002 Budget (GC20010607-89) be amended so that budget line 2 — revenue, other fees read $1,100,000.

It was moved by Ernie Checkeris, seconded by Patrick Daly, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2002 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers.

A recorded vote was requested by Jerry DeQuetteville.

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

Guill Archambault

Samy Appadurai

Sterling Campbell

Jackie Breithaupt

Doug Carter

Douglas Brown

Karl Dean

Larry Capstick

Jerry DeQuetteville

Ernie Checkeris

Nancy Hutcheson

Janet Cornwall

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

Patrick Daly

Rich Prophet

Margaret Dempsey

Solette N. Gelberg

Audrey Hadfield

Martin Kings

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Mark Lefebvre

Dick Malowney

Elayne McDermid

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

David Somer

Frances Thorne

For: 21

Against: 8

Absent: 2

5. Business Arising

5.1 Finance Committee - Annual Membership Fee (Referral Motion) (GC20010607-71, 106)

Pending Motion:

That Subsection 21.04 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution so that 21.04 would read:

"21.04 The annual fee shall be:

  1. $110 for 2002

  2. $110 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws."

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair of the Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That the motion be amended by substituting $104 for $110 in sub-section (a) and (b) to read:

That sub-section 21.04 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution so that 21.04 would read:

"21.04 The annual fee shall be:

  1. $104 for 2002

  2. $104 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws."

A recorded vote was requested by Rich Prophet.

For

Against

Samy Appadurai

Bernard J. Adam

Jackie Breithaupt

Guill Archambault

Douglas Brown

Sterling Campbell

Larry Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Karl Dean

Janet Cornwall

Jerry DeQuetteville

Patrick Daly

Nancy Hutcheson

Margaret Dempsey

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

Solette Gelberg

Rich Prophet

Audrey Hadfield

Martin Kings

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Mark Lefebvre

Dick Malowney

Elayne McDermid

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

David Somer

Frances Thorne

For: 20

Against: 9

Absent: 2

5.2 Finance Committee - Revised Council Member Travel Policy (Referral Motion) (GC20010607-72, 100)

Solette Gelberg, Chair of the Finance Committee, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Karl Dean, seconded by Marilyn Laframboise, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Council Member Travel Policy (GC20010607-72) be approved.

5.3 Accreditation Committee Report, October 27, 2000 re Lakehead University (Deferred Item) — Update

The Registrar provided an update on the Accreditation Committee Report, October 27, 2000 regarding Lakehead University.

The meeting recessed at 10:10 a.m.

6. New Business

6.1 Report of Lecture at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Diane Leblovic reported that she had attended a lecture on behalf of the Chair, on the topic Society and Early Childhood Development at OISE.

6.2 In Camera Session with the Minister of Education re: Teacher Testing — Timed Item

Council moved into an In camera Session from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon with members of Council, legal counsel and staff present.

The meeting resumed at 1:00 p.m.

It was moved by David Somer, seconded by Karl Dean, and

CARRIED,

That the Council move into an In camera Session with members of Council, legal counsel and staff present.

Council moved into an In camera Session at 1:10 p.m.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council move out of the In camera Session

Council moved out of the In camera Session at 2:10 p.m.

7. Registrar’s Report (GC20010607-73)

The Registrar’s Report was received. J.W. (Joe) Atkinson spoke to the report and answered questions.

He reported that the Public Register was now available on-line. He agreed to bring back a report about how to update information on the Public Register, in particular, deceased member information.

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee/Chair's Report (GC20010607-74, 75)

The report of the Executive Committee/Chair’s Report was received. Larry M. Capstick spoke to the report and answered questions. He agreed to provide copies of the Toronto Star articles on teacher misconduct to Council members.

8.2 Discipline Committee (GC20010607-76, 77)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Mark Lefebvre, spoke to the report and informed Council that Nancy Hutcheson had been appointed Vice-Chair.

8.3 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20010607-78, 79)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Margaret Dempsey, spoke to the report and stated that Guill Archambault had been appointed Vice-Chair.

8.4 Investigation Committee (GC20010607-80, 81)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Karl Dean, spoke to the report.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20010607-82, 83)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Doug Carter, spoke to the report.

8.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20010607-84)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Diane Leblovic, spoke to the report.

8.7 Accreditation Committee (GC20010607-85)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Frances Thorne, spoke to the report.

8.8 Finance Committee (continued)

8.8.1 Appointment of Auditor (GC20010607-86, 94)

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That PricewaterhouseCoopers be reappointed Auditor for the 2001 fiscal year.

8.2.2 Financial Report - April 2001 (GC20010607-87)

The Chair, Solette N. Gelberg, spoke to the report.

8.9 Human Resources Committee (GC20010607-95)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report and answered questions.

9. Notices Of Motion (GC20010607-88)

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes:

9.1 Amendment to the Bylaws

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair, Finance Committee,

That Section 22.01 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution so that the section would read:

"22.01 A person who submits an application for a certificate of registration shall pay, for the consideration by the Registrar of the application under section 18 of the Act, an application fee of $74.77."

This amendment shall not go into effect until the 2002 application year.

9.2 Amendment to the Bylaws

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair, Finance Committee,

That Section 22.02 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the deletion of the words “ obtained in Canada but” so that the section would read:

"22.02 Where consideration of an application for registration involves an evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications obtained outside Ontario, the applicant shall pay an evaluation fee of $210.28 in addition to the application fee."

That Section 22.03 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers is deleted.

These amendments shall not go into effect until the 2002 application year.

9.3 Amendment to the Bylaws

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair, Finance Committee,

That Section 23.02 of the Bylaws be amended by substitution so that the section would read:

"23.02 A person whose certification of registration was suspended shall pay, for the removal of the suspension, a reinstatement fee of $74.77."

This amendment shall not go into effect until the 2002 membership year.

10. Next Meetings

As a result of the introduction of legislation regarding teacher testing, it is anticipated that a Special Meeting of the Executive Committee and a Special Meeting of Council will be held this summer.

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for November 8-9, 2001.

11. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Larry M. Capstick

Dated

Signed: Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson

Dated

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