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Minutes of Council Meetings

Council Meeting

Council Chambers, 15th Floor,

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

June 2-3, 2016

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 2-3, 2016 the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Call to Order/Welcome

  2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time.

  3. Conflict of Interest.

  4. Public Presentations.

  5. Minutes

5.1 Meeting, March 3-4, 2016. 4

  1. Business Arising.

6.1 Recommendations from the June 2015 Report of the Public Interest Committee – Referral to the Discipline and Investigation Committees

6.2 Conference Call Protocol for Council Member Participation at Council and Committee Meetings – Referral to Executive Committee

6.3 Conference Spokesperson Policy – Referral to Executive Committee.

  1. Registrar’s Report.

7.1 Report.

7.2 Financial Report as March 31, 2016.

  1. Chair’s Report.

8.1 Report.

  1. Committee Reports.

9.1 Executive Committee.

9.2 Investigation Committee.

9.3 Discipline Committee.

9.4 Fitness to Practise Committee.

9.5 Registration Appeals Committee.

9.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee.

9.7 Accreditation Committee.

9.8 Governance Committee.

  1. New Business.

10.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee.

  1. Committee Reports (Continued).

11.1 Finance Committee.

11.1.1 Audited Financial Statements as at December 31, 2015

11.1.2 Report

11.1.3 Appointment of Auditor.

11.2 Accreditation Appeal Committee.

11.3 Human Resources Committee.

11.4 Editorial Board.

11.5 Quality Assurance Committee.

  1. Correspondence. 

  2. New Business (Continued).

13.1 Appointment of Central Region Part-time/Full-time Member.

13.2 Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation

13.3 Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 347/02 Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs

13.4 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 21 – Annual Membership Fees

  1. Notices of Motion.

14.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 7 – Committee Vacancies.

  1. Committee Reports (Continued).

15.1 Governance Committee (Continued).

  1. Next Meeting(s) of Council 

  2. Adjournment.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 2-3, 2016 the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Present: Brian Beal, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, OCT, Ann Ciaschini, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair), Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, OCT, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi (via teleconference), Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, James Knopp, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Shannon Marcus, OCT, Richard Michaud, OCT, Sara Nouini, OCT, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT, Terry Price, OCT, Robert Ryan, OCT, Anthony Samchek, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Jennifer Stewart, OCT, Stéphane Vallée, OCT, Ravi Vethamany, OCT, Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT, William Ngassam, OCT, Tom Potter

Guests: Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Public Interest Committee (from 3:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.)

Michael Hawtin, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Auditors

(from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

Presiding

Officers: Jim Dunsdon, Lori Lukinuk, Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Chantal Bélisle, OCT, Tan Crombie, Roch Gallien, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Richard Lewko, David Millar, OCT, Charlie Morrison, Fred Towers

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

The Chair advised that this was the first meeting of Council since September 2011 that there was a full complement of Council members.

The Chair welcomed and introduced James Knopp to the meeting and noted that he had been appointed to Council by the Province for a three-year term as of February 10, 2016.

The Chair noted that this was Terry Price’s last meeting of Council and that his term ends on 
June 30, 2016.

It was noted that Robert Gagné and Myreille Loubert comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time (GC20160602-35)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the June 2-3, 2016 Council meeting be approved.

It was noted that Council members would be entitled to a half day of preparation time.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Public Presentations

There were no public presentations.

5. Minutes

The Presiding Officer noted that the Minutes would be approved by consensus if there were no objections or corrections.

5.1 Meeting, March 3-4, 2016 (GC20160602-37)

The Minutes of the Council Meeting held on March 3-4, 2016 were approved by unanimous consent.

6. Business Arising

6.1 Recommendations from the June 2015 Report of the Public Interest Committee – Referral to the Discipline and Investigation Committees (GC20160602-38) (GC20160602-45) (GC20160602-46)

Terry Price, Chair of the Investigation Committee, and Robert Gagné, Chair of the Discipline Committee, agreed that the referral motions should be postponed to clarify implications related to the recently introduced Bill 200.

It was moved by Myreille Loubert, seconded by Robert Gagné, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the Discipline and Investigation Committees’ motions, contained in their respective June 2016 Council reports, related to the publication of the College’s full Discipline Committee decisions in the legal database CanLII and the publication of summaries of discipline decisions involving incompetence to the September 2016 Council meeting.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

6.2 Conference Call Protocol for Council Member Participation at Council and Committee Meetings – Referral to Executive Committee (GC20160602-39)

The Chair advised that the Executive Committee had reviewed the Conference Call Protocol for Council and Committee Meetings at its February 11, 2016 meeting and also at its May 5, 2016 meeting.

It was moved by Angela De Palma, Chair of the Executive Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to the Conference Call Protocol for Council Member Participation at Council and Committee Meetings as outlined in document GC20160602-39, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

6.3 Conference Spokesperson Policy – Referral to Executive Committee (GC20160602-40)

The Chair advised members that the Council Spokesperson Policy was adopted by Council at its meeting in September 1997 and that the policy had not been updated since then. She noted that at the March 3-4, 2016 Council meeting the Council Spokesperson Policy was referred to the Executive Committee for study and report to the June 2-3, 2016 Council meeting.

It was moved by Angela De Palma, Chair of the Executive Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to the Council Spokesperson Policy as outlined in document GC20160602-40, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, 
Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

7. Registrar’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20160602-41)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar spoke to his report and responded to questions.

The Registrar reported on the CBC Marketplace story that looked at how Canadian jurisdictions deal with complaints against teachers. He noted that the College’s Media Relations team had engaged in various conversations with the CBC over a three month period to address their questions. He advised that based on the program’s focus on discipline matters at the investigation stage, which by law the College is prohibited from discussing, and the advice of other regulators, the College chose to provide all answers in written form, several of which subsequently appeared verbatim on Marketplace’s website.

7.2 Financial Report as March 31, 2016 (GC20160602-42)

The Ontario College of Teachers’ Financial Report as at March 31, 2016 was received. The Controller, Fred Towers, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

8. Chair’s Report

8.1 Report (GC20160602-43)

The Chair’s Report was received. The Chair, Angela De Palma, spoke to her report and responded to questions. She included information about visiting international delegations and social media education.

9. Committee Reports

9.1 Executive Committee (GC20160602-44)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair, Angela De Palma, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Angela De Palma, Chair of the Executive Committee, “That Council approve the amendments to the Council Member Travel Policy as outlined in documentGC20160602-44, Attachment 1.”

It was moved by Michael Salvatori, seconded by Colleen Landers, and

CARRIED,

That the second paragraph under exclusions on Page 13, be amended by deleting: “either prior to departure or on return will not be reimbursed” and inserting “unrelated to their commute will not be reimbursed.”

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 32

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 4

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to the Council Member Travel Policy as outlined in documentGC20160602-44, Attachment 1, as amended.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, 
Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

9.2 Investigation Committee (GC20160602-45)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report.

The Chair welcomed James Knopp to the committee. He thanked Brian Beal and former Council member Ruth Ann Penny for agreeing to be roster members for the committee for the purpose of being on panels where principals and vice-principals are involved in an investigation. He also thanked Myreille Loubert for being a roster member and a member of the committee as was necessary.

It was moved by Terry Price, Chair of the Investigation Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Robert Ryan as the Chair of the Investigation Committee effective July 1, 2016.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, 
Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For: 32

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 4

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Robert Ryan to the Executive Committee effective July 1, 2016.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, 
Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

Tim Gernstein, on behalf of the Investigation Committee, thanked Terry Price for his service and leadership on the Investigation Committee.

9.3 Discipline Committee (GC20160602-46)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Gagné, spoke to the report and responded to questions. He noted that the motions related to the publication of decisions would be deferred to the September Council meeting to allow for further investigation to determine whether Bill 200 would impact the decisions recommended by the committee.

9.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20160602-47)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Shanlee Linton, spoke to the report.

9.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20160602-48)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Brian Beal, spoke to the report.

9.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20160602-51)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Richard Michaud spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Richard Michaud, Vice-Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the revised Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 31

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 5

9.7 Accreditation Committee (GC20160602-52)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Nicole van Woudenberg, spoke to the report.

It was agreed to discuss the Governance Committee Report at this time.

9.8 Governance Committee (GC20160602-55)

The report of the Governance Committee was received. The Chair, Matthew Kavanagh, spoke to the report.

A lengthy discussion and answer session ensued on the topic of member and voter participation in Council elections. It was agreed to continue with the discussion the following day. (See page 17)

10. New Business

10.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee (GC20160602-59) 
(Timed Item: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.)

The Report of the Public Interest Committee was received. Bill Kirkwood spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the following recommendations to the Discipline Committee for study and review, and report to a future Council meeting:

  1. Reprimands issued by the Discipline Committee be delivered in a public forum and transcribed by a court reporter, and
  1. The text of reprimands issued by the Discipline Committee be included in the text of a Discipline Committee panel’s written reasons for its decision.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Irene Cheung, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh

Against: Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Tim Gernstein, Matthew Kavanagh, Shanlee Linton, Bill Petrie, Terry Price, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Wes Vickers

Result

For: 22

Against: 10

Abstain: 2

Absent: 3

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

11. Committee Reports (Continued)

11.1 Finance Committee

(Timed Item: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.)

11.1.1 Audited Financial Statements as at December 31, 2015 (GC20160602-50)

The Finance Committee Chair, Marie-Louise Chartrand, introduced and welcomed Michael Hawtin, Partner, from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Michael Hawtin spoke to the Auditor’s Report.

The Chair of the Finance Committee thanked Michael Hawtin for his report. Michael Hawtin left the meeting at this time.

11.1.2 Report (GC20160602-49)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Marie-Louise Chartrand, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council accept the December 31, 2015 Audited Financial Statements of the Ontario College of Teachers.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, 
Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 33

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

11.1.3 Appointment of Auditor

It was moved by Marie Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint KPMG as auditors for the 2016 fiscal year.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, 
Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers

Result

For: 32

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 4

The Chair of the Finance Committee thanked Terry Price for his contributions to the Finance Committee.

11.2 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report.

11.3 Human Resources Committee (GC20160602-53)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, 
Wes Vickers, spoke to the report.

11.4 Editorial Board (GC20160602-54)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Myreille Loubert, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

11.5 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20160602-56)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Ryan, spoke to the report.

12. Correspondence (GC20160602-57)

The following item of correspondence was received for information:

  • Letter to the Minister of Education re Proposed Amendments to the Teachers' Qualifications Regulation, O. Reg. 176/10, re Annual Membership Fee and Additional Qualifications Name Changes (GC20160602-57)

13. New Business (Continued)

13.1 Appointment of Central Region Part-time/Full-time Member (GC20160602-59)

The Registrar advised Council that the elected Central Region Part-time/Full-Time position will become vacant on July 1, 2016 when elected member, Terry Price’s term of office expires. He advised that Jacqueline Karsemeyer, was the runner up in this category in the 2015 Council election and is eligible and interested in serving in the position. 

It is moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT to fill the Council vacancy in the Central Region Part-time/Full-Time position, effective July 1, 2016.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 32

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 5

13.2 Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation (GC20160602-60)

The Registrar advised that the College had worked with the Ministry of Education to develop regulatory amendments to Regulation 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications. These amendments were made as a result of direction provided by Council at past Council meetings related to previously held certification by internationally educated teachers, the collection of the first annual membership fee, changes to the names of additional qualifications, the addition of additional qualifications, and the clarification of the provision of additional qualifications in English or French.

A question and answer session followed

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister that amendments be made to Regulation 176/10,Teachers’ Qualifications, related to previously held certification by internationally educated teachers, collection of first annual membership fee, changes to the names of additional qualifications, addition of additional qualifications, and the clarification of the provision of additional qualifications in English or Frenchas outlined in document GC20160602-60C, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For: 32

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 5

The Registrar advised that the Black-cornered regulation would be signed and sent to the Ministry immediately following the meeting.

13.3 Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 347/02 Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (GC20160602-61)

The Registrar advised that the proposed amendments to Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs will streamline the processes that are used to review changes made to accredited programs of professional education. The Registrar explained how the amendments related to the establishment and direction of accreditation panels, and the addition to program and substantial change review processes.

It was moved by Myreille Loubert, seconded by Robert Gagné, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister that amendments be made to Regulation 347/02,Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, related to the establishment and direction of accreditation panels, and the addition to program and substantial change review processesas contained in document GC20160602-61C, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers

Result

For: 29

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 7

The Registrar advised that the Black-cornered regulation would be signed and sent to the Ministry immediately following the meeting.

13.4 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 21 – Annual Membership Fees (GC20160602-62)

The Registrar reminded Council members that at its March 3-4, 2016 meeting, Council had approved a recommendation requesting the Minister of Education amend the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation(O.Reg.176/10) to stipulate that applicants are required to pay the annual membership fee (AMF) prior to obtaining certification. In order to align the College Bylaws with the Regulation, a Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the June 2-3, 2016 Council meeting.

It was moved by Myreille Loubert, seconded by Robert Gagné, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the College Bylaws Section 21 – Annual Membership Fees be amended by deletion and substitution as follows:

21.02 The first annual membership fee payable by a member shall become payable in the year of andprior to the issuance of that certificate of qualification and registration. at the time of admission of the member to the College.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers

Result

For: 29

Against: 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 7

14. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the September 29-30, 2016 Council Meeting:

14.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 7 – Committee Vacancies (GC20160602-55)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the September 29-30, 2016 Council Meeting:

Moved by Matthew Kavanagh, Chair of the Governance Committee:

That Council amend the College bylaws by addition of the following:

7.07 If the chair position of a statutory, regulatory, standing, special or ad hoc committee becomes vacant, the Council shall, as soon as reasonably possible, appoint a chair from among the members appointed to the committee.

And renumber the remaining sections accordingly.

The Chair noted that the Annual Meeting of Members would start at 5:30 p.m. and take place in the Hearing Rooms on the 12th Floor.

The Chair thanked Terry Price for his commitment to the teaching profession and for his contribution to the College. She noted that Terry Price had been appointed as a public appointee to the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario.

Terry Price addressed Council. He thanked his colleagues and staff for the positive experience he had at the College throughout his tenure.

The meeting recessed at 4:35 p.m.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 2-3, 2016 the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: Friday, June 3, 2016

Present: Brian Beal, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, (via teleconference), Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, OCT, Ann Ciaschini, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair), Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, OCT, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, James Knopp, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Shannon Marcus, OCT, Richard Michaud, OCT, Sara Nouini, OCT, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT, Terry Price, OCT, (via teleconference), Robert Ryan, OCT, Anthony Samchek, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Jennifer Stewart, OCT, Stéphane Vallée, OCT, Ravi Vethamany, OCT, Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT, Godwin Ifedi, William Ngassam, Tom Potter

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk, Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Chantal Bélisle, OCT, Tan Crombie, Roch Gallien, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, David Millar, Charlie Morrison

The meeting resumed at 10:15 a.m.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

15. Committee Reports (Continued)

15.1 Governance Committee (Continued)

The discussion on the Governance Committee report included:

  • merging the northeast and northwest regions into one northern region with three regional positions (one part-time/full-time and two full-time positions). The remaining regional position resulting from the merger would be allocated to the French-language public board system allowing for a position for each of the elementary and secondary panels;
  • outreach regarding nomination and voting periods;
  • The election of a chair before a new member has joined the committee.

Council members requested background information on the current Council distribution. It was agreed to provide historical background information on the current Council distribution for elected and appointed members at the September Council briefing session.

The Chair of the Governance Committee agreed that the committee would review the feedback received from Council members at its next meeting. These topics would include:

  • Committee composition considerations for 8th Council
  • Principal/Vice-Principals on Executive Committee
  • The number of Chair & Vice-Chair positions held by a member.
  • Outreach to new candidates.

It was moved by Matthew Kavanagh, Chair of the Governance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the 2018 Council election be held on 
April 9, 2018.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Irene Cheung, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Robert Gagné, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Terry Price, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Tim Gernstein

Result

For: 31

Against: 1

Abstain: 0

Absent: 5

16. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • September 29-30, 2016

17. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

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