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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on April 4-5, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Minutes

5. Business Arising

6. Registrar's Report

7. Chair's Report

8. Committee Reports

9. Correspondence

10. New Business

11. Notices of Motion

12. Next Meetings of Council

13. Adjournment

Session 1: April 4, 2013

Present: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Maria Bouwmeester, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT,  Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT,  Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT,  Vicki Shannon, OCT,  Louis Sloan, OCT,  Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT, John Tucker, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Dobi-Dawn Frenette (attempted to join the meeting via teleconference)

Presiding
Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

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, Douglas McCarthy, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Presiding Officer informed members that seats previously held by appointed Council members Danny Anckle, Garry Humphreys and Susan Robertson remain vacant.

It was noted that Marc Dubois and Bill Kirkwood comprised the Steering Committee.

The Chair advised that prior to the Council meeting members of Council had participated in a facilitated session related to the development of principles to guide a communication strategy to promote public awareness.

It was agreed that Council members would claim a half day for preparation time for this meeting.

2. Agenda (GC20120704-76)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the April 4-5, 2013 Council meeting be approved.         

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

Meeting, November 15-16, 2012 (GC20130404-02)

The following correction was noted:

Page 5: second paragraph under the heading “recommendation 26”, replace the word “of” with the word “or”.
It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on November 15-16, 2012 be approved as corrected.

5. Business Arising

5.1  Guidelines for the Provision of Laptop Computers and Accessories for Council Members (GC20130404-04, revised)

The Registrar noted that at the November 15-16, 2012 meeting of Council the proposed Guidelines for the Provision of Personal Computers for Council Members was referred to the Executive Committee for study and report to the April 2013 Council meeting.

The Executive Committee reviewed the guidelines at their March 7, 2013 meeting and made a recommendation to Council on this matter.  (See Executive Committee Report, document GC20130404-10.)

The Director of Corporate and Council Services, Richard Lewko, outlined the changes to the guidelines which related to the type of equipment to be purchased and the timing of the purchase.

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve the Guidelines for the Provision of Laptop Computers and Accessories for Council Members as outlined in document GC20130404-04, Attachment 1.

5.2  Independent Review of the College’s Disciplinary Processes: Recommendation referred to the Quality Assurance Committee (GC20130404-05)

The report on the Independent Review of the College’s Disciplinary ProcessesRecommendation 49 which was referred to the Quality Assurance Committee was received.  The Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, Clyde Glasgow, provided an overview of the committee’s work on this recommendation.  He noted that at its June 2012 meeting, Council had requested that the Quality Assurance Committee study Recommendation 49 and report back at its November 2012 meeting.

He further noted that at the November 2012 Council meeting the following motion had been passed: That Council direct the Quality Assurance Committee to consider Council member input prior to drafting its recommendations regarding the Independent Review recommendation 49.

In addition to the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, other members of the committee also provided input into the work of the committee on this recommendation. 

It was moved by Steering, “That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that members of the Investigation, Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees should be prohibited from holding any elected or appointed union/association positions during their tenure on those committees.” (Recommendation 49)

It was moved by Clyde Glasgow, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, That Council amend the above motion by substitution to incorporate the intent of Recommendation 49 in principle and recommends to the Minister the following:

  • that the restrictions be applied to all Council members,
  • that the College’s Regulations be amended so that the restriction be applied to all Council members effective July 1, 2015,  and
  • that additional prohibited positions for appointed and elected positions with federations or professional associations include positions directly related to the protection of the profession, other than at the school level.”

It was moved by Louis Sloan, seconded by Matthew Kavanagh, but it was
LOST,

That Council postpone consideration of Recommendation 49 until the following morning.

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

That Council amend the above motion by substitution to incorporate the intent of Recommendation 49 in principle and recommends to the Minister the following:

  • that the restrictions be applied to all Council members,
  • that the College’s Regulations be amended so that the restriction be applied to all Council members effective July 1, 2015,  and
  • that additional prohibited positions for appointed and elected positions with federations or professional associations include positions directly related to the protection of the profession, other than at the school level.

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

That Council incorporate the intent of Recommendation 49 in principle and recommends to the Minister the following:

  • that the restrictions be applied to all Council members,
  • that the College’s Regulations be amended so that the restriction be applied to all Council members effective July 1, 2015,  and
  • that additional prohibited positions for appointed and elected positions with federations or professional associations include positions directly related to the protection of the profession, other than at the school level.

The Chair of Council undertook to write to the Minister of Education and outline Council’s position on this matter.

The Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee thanked the committee and Council for the work it had done in consideration of Recommendation 49.

6. Registrar's Report

6.1 Report (GC20130404-06)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar outlined the operational progress towards the College’s strategic priorities and provided an update on the implementation of the recommendations from the College’s independent review of its disciplinary functions.  

6.2 Financial Report as at December 31, 2012 (GC20130404-07)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at December 31, 2012 was received.  The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

6.3 Financial Report as at February 28, 2013 (GC20130404-08)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at February 28, 2013 was received.  The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

7. Chair's Report

7.1 Report (GC20130404-09)

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

8. Committee Reports

Executive Committee (GC20130404-10)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report.  She advised members that a special meeting of the Executive Committee had taken place prior to the Council meeting at which time the committee had appointed Mel Greif to the Discipline Committee.

The Chair also noted that the Executive Committee had passed a motion that profiled the College in the naming of the two new scholarships which would be awarded to: (1) an Ontario teacher candidate in the primary/junior or junior/intermediate division and that the scholarship be named the Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship;  and (2) that a scholarship be awarded to an Ontario teacher candidate in the intermediate/senior division and that the scholarship be named the Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship.

She advised that the criterion of academic achievement for the two new scholarships would carry more weight than community involvement.

She informed Council members that the application form for all three scholarships (the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship, the Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship and the Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship) would include a question  that will request applicants to reflect on the Standards of Practice and the Ethical Standards of the Teaching Profession and that this question would replace the question: “Please explain, in 500 words or less, why you want to become a teacher.”

She advised that the Executive Committee also determined to review the criteria of the scholarships at least once during its term of Council and report any recommendations to Council.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20130404-11)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report and expressed the hope that Susan Robertson would be reappointed to Council and to the committee, where she had been a valued member.

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20130404-12)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the report and thanked Marie-Louise Chartrand and Bill Kirkwood for their contributions to the Discipline Committee.  He also recognized the contributions to the committee of former Council member, Danny Anckle, whose term had expired on February 28, 2013.

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20130404-13)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Louis Sloan, spoke to the report.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20130404-14)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Marc Dubois, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

Finance Committee (GC20130404-15)

The report of the Finance Committee was received.  The Chair, Marie-Louise Chartrand, spoke to the report and advised that Terry Price had been elected as the vice-chair of the committee.  A discussion ensued on the option to purchase floors 5 and 6 of 101 Bloor Street West. Members were advised that the Finance Committee would consider the feasibility of this option prior to its expiration in June 2015.

8.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20130404-16)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Gale Dores, spoke to the report and expressed the hope that Susan Robertson would be reappointed to Council and to the committee, where she had been a valued member.

8.8    Accreditation Committee (GC20130404-17)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Bill Kirkwood, spoke to the report and advised that the committee had also met on March 8, 2013.  He noted that at that meeting the decision of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to treat appointed members as employees of the College had impacted on the committee and that Allyn Janicki had had to make a presentation on behalf of impacted member, Mel Greif.

8.9    Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report at this time.

8.10 Human Resources Committee (GC20130404-18)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the report.

8.11 Editorial Board (GC20130404-19)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Christine Bellini, spoke to the report.

8.12 Election Committee (GC20130404-20)

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

It was moved by Mel Greif, Chair of the Election Committee, and
CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education approve an amendment to Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members extending the nomination review period to 10 days.

8.13 Nomination Committee (GC20130404-21)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Irene Dembek, spoke to the report and thanked former Council member, Danny Anckle, for his contributions to the committee.

8.14 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20130404-22)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Clyde Glasgow, spoke to the report.
A discussion ensued on the committee’s recommendation to request an amendment through the Minister of Education to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan rules governing the definition of re-employed pensioner.
The Registrar agreed to communicate with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in order to receive confirmation that both elected and appointed members of Council, and those persons appointed as a roster or panel member for a statutory or regulatory committee would be exempt from the rules governing the definition of re-employed pensioner.

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, thanked the Quality Assurance Committee for considering the information related to the Professional Advisory, Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility, and for bringing a motion to Council on this matter.

The Deputy Registrar informed Council that this was the College’s fourth professional advisory. He advised that the purpose of professional advisories was to inform professional judgment and practice.

The Deputy Registrar provided an overview of both the development process of the current advisory, the background of the expert readers and critical readers identified by stakeholders who were asked to provide feedback, and the feedback provided. (See attachment GC20130404-22, Attachment 1.)

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

That Council approve the Professional Advisory, “Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility” as outlined in documentGC20130404-22C, Attachment 2. The Chair welcomed former Council member, Danny Anckle, to the meeting.

9. Correspondence (GC20130404-23 to -26)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to Minister of Education re November 2012 Council Meeting Outcomes (GC20130404-23)
  • Letter of Invitation to the Minister of Education (Broten) re addressing members at the April 2013  Council Meeting and Scheduler’s Response (GC20130404-24)
  • Letter of Invitation to the Minister of Education (Sandals) re addressing members at the April  2013 Council Meeting (GC20130404-25)
  • Letter of Congratulations to Premier Kathleen Wynne (GC20130404-26)

The Chair advised that she would extend an invitation to the Minister of Education to address the June 2013 Council meeting since she had not been able to attend the April Council meeting.

The Chair requested that members of Council wear purple the following day in support of epilepsy awareness.  She informed members that money raised by Council members would be forwarded to the Hospital for Sick Children.

The meeting recessed at 4:55 p.m.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on April 4-5, 2013 in the Council Chambers,
15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session II: April 5, 2013

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

Presiding
Officers:        Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

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

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer. 

The Chair reported that three former Council members, Danny Anckle, Garry Humphreys and Henry Tyndorf had been honoured for their service to the College the previous evening.

The Deputy Registrar advised that the Professional Advisory, as approved by Council, would be posted to the College’s website.7

10. New Business

College Bylaws Housekeeping Amendments – Information to be provided to the College (Removal of a duplicate passage) (Section 31.04) (GC20130404-27)

The Registrar advised that a review of section 31 of the College bylaws revealed a duplication where section 31.02 and 31.04 effectively reflect the same reporting requirement.

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED by unanimous consent,

That Council approve that section 31 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by deleting the following section:

31.04  If there is a change to the information provided under section 31.01, the member shall notify the Registrar in writing of the change within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the change.

College Bylaws Proposed Amendment to Section 25 – Contents of the Register (Reinstatement notice on public register) (Section 25.01) (GC20130404-28)

The Registrar advised that section 25 of the College bylaws required an amendment following recommendations made by the independent external review of the College’s disciplinary processes.

The Director of Investigations and Hearings, Francine Dutrisac, explained the purpose of the proposed bylaw amendment. She advised that the bylaw amendment would give the College the authority to add a notation on the public register to indicate where a member has been reinstated following a cancellation or revocation of their certificate. She noted that this was in keeping with the recommendations for increased transparency in the College’s disciplinary process and the independent review recommendation 38 to ensure that information about a member’s suspension or revocation remain on the register indefinitely.

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED by unanimous consent,

That Council approve that section 25 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by adding the following subsection:

25.01 In addition to the information prescribed by section 23 of the Act, the register shall contain:

b. subject to any order of the Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committees, if a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity has been made:

vii. if a member is reinstated following cancellation or revocation of the member’s certificate a notation to that effect.

College Bylaws Proposed Amendment to Section 26 – Information to be removed from the Register (Removal of Discipline Committee findings and orders with terms, conditions and limitations) (Section 26.01) (GC20130404-29)

The Director of Investigations and Hearings explained that several amendments to bylaw 26.01(a) and 26.01(b) were proposed in order to ensure that language is consistent with College practice so that terms, conditions and limitations are removed from the public register when they have been fulfilled.

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED by unanimous consent,

That Council approve that section 26 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the following additions and deletions, to read as follows:

26.01 Notwithstanding section 23 of the Act, and other provision of the bylaws:

if:

    i. a finding of professional misconduct was made against a member, and

    ii. the penalty imposed was limited to a reprimand, admonishment, counselling, or a fine, and

    iii. at least three (3) years have elapsed since the order became final,

the finding of professional misconduct and the order shall be removed from the register, subject to any order of the Discipline Committee.

if:

    i. a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity was made against a member or conditions were imposed by the Registration Appeals Committee or the Registrar;

    ii. the order imposed was limited to terms, conditions or limitations imposed upon a member's certificate, and

    iii. the terms, conditions, or limitations have been fulfilled or removed from the certificate

the content of the terms, conditions, or limitations and related finding if applicable shall be removed from the register, subject to any order of the Discipline, Fitness to Practise, or Registration Appeals Committees.

Council Member Interim Suspension – Addition to Regulation 72/97 (General) (GC20130404-30)

The briefing note on Council Member Interim Suspension – Addition to Regulation 72/97 (General) was received.  The Registrar spoke to the details of the briefing note.

The Registrar advised that amendments to sections 6 and 28-32 of Regulation 72/97 were proposed in order to allow the Executive Committee to temporarily suspend Council members, who engage in objectionable behaviour, while a hearing on their conduct takes place.  He stated that the hearing process would be the same as that currently in regulation for dealing with complaints against Council members.

It was moved by Steering, “That Council approve the recommended legislative amendments #1 to #5 outlined in the Council Member Interim Suspension document GC20130404-30, Attachment 1.”

It was moved by Louis Sloan, seconded by Allyn Janicki, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve that the above motion be amended by substituting “two-thirds vote” for the words “majority vote” in recommendations #1 and #2.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Absent

Stefanie Achkewich

Marie-Louise Chartrand

 

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Monique Châteauvert

 

Christine Bellini

Robert Gagné

 

Jean-Luc Bernard

Mary Lou Mackie

 

Ahmed Bouragba

Kara Smith

 

Maria Bouwmeester

 

 

Shabnum Budhwani

 

 

Irene Dembek

 

 

Angela De Palma

 

 

Gale Dores

 

 

Marc Dubois

 

 

Monika Ferenczy

 

 

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

 

 

Clyde Glasgow

 

 

Jacqueline Gray

 

 

Mel Greif

 

 

Allyn Janicki

 

 

Matthew Kavanagh

 

 

Bill Kirkwood

 

 

Shanlee Linton

 

 

Myreille Loubert

 

 

Liz Papadopoulos

 

 

Terry Price

 

 

Vicki Shannon

 

 

Louis Sloan

 

 

Pauline Smart

 

 

John Tucker

 

 

Demetri Vacratsis

 

 

Wes Vickers

 

 

 

 

 

For: 29

Against: 5

Absent: 0

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

That Council approve the recommended legislative amendments #1 to #5 outlined in the Council Member Interim Suspension document GC20130404-30, Attachment 1, as amended.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Absent

Stefanie Achkewich

 

 

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

 

 

Christine Bellini

 

 

Jean-Luc Bernard

 

 

Ahmed Bouragba

 

 

Maria Bouwmeester

 

 

Shabnum Budhwani

 

 

Marie-Louise Chartrand

 

 

Monique Châteauvert

 

 

Irene Dembek

 

 

Angela De Palma

 

 

Gale Dores

 

 

Marc Dubois

 

 

Monika Ferenczy

 

 

Robert Gagné

 

 

Clyde Glasgow

 

 

Jacqueline Gray

 

 

Mel Greif

 

 

Allyn Janicki

 

 

Matthew Kavanagh

 

 

Bill Kirkwood

 

 

Shanlee Linton

 

 

Myreille Loubert

 

 

Mary Lou Mackie

 

 

Liz Papadopoulos

 

 

Terry Price

 

 

Vicki Shannon

 

 

Louis Sloan

 

 

Pauline Smart

 

 

Kara Smith

 

 

John Tucker

 

 

Demetri Vacratsis

 

 

Wes Vickers

 

 

 

 

 

For: 33

Against: 0

Absent: 1

Professional Advisory – Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility (GC20130404-31)

The Deputy Registrar acknowledged the work staff had done in the development of the professional advisory.

The Deputy Registrar provided an outline of anticipated launch strategies for releasing the advisory.

He advised that the symposiums on safety in learning environments would include:

  • the College’s advice on safety in learning environments to its members
  • research regarding school lockdown procedures, the use of social media in crisis situations, and violence prevention 
  • safe school effective practices in Ontario.

He advised that representatives from the American Educators’ Safe School Network and the Canadian Safe School Network would share their expertise on these issues.

Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee (GC20130404-32)

The Registrar advised that changes to the regulations and bylaws have necessitated changes to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee. He noted that some of the proposed amendments align the procedures with current regulation and the bylaws while other amendments reflect current practice and procedures. He stated that there were also amendments that reflected grammatical changes or duplication of information.

The Director of Corporate and Council Services, Richard Lewko, reviewed the side-by-side proposed changes to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee and responded to questions related to the amendments.

It was moved by Steering, “That Council approve the revisions to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee as outlined in document GC20130404-32, Attachment 1.”

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Louis Sloan, and
CARRIED,

That Council refer the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee (GC20130404-32, Attachment 1), to the Executive Committee for review and report to the
June 6-7, 2013 Council Meeting.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Absent

Stefanie Achkewich

Christine Bellini

 

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Jean-Luc Bernard

 

Ahmed Bouragba

Robert Gagné

 

Maria Bouwmeester

Mel Greif

 

Shabnum Budhwani

Myreille Loubert

 

Marie-Louise Chartrand

Mary Lou Mackie

 

Monique Châteauvert

Vicki Shannon

 

Irene Dembek

Pauline Smart

 

Angela De Palma

Kara Smith

 

Gale Dores

Demetri Vacratsis

 

Marc Dubois

 

 

Monika Ferenczy

 

 

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

 

 

Clyde Glasgow

 

 

Jacqueline Gray

 

 

Allyn Janicki

 

 

Matthew Kavanagh

 

 

Bill Kirkwood

 

 

Shanlee Linton

 

 

Liz Papadopoulos

 

 

Terry Price

 

 

Louis Sloan

 

 

John Tucker

 

 

Wes Vickers

 

 

For: 24

Against: 10

Absent: 0

11.  Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes for consideration at the
June 2013 Council Meeting:

Stakeholders and Members of the Public Addressing Council

Moved by Marc Dubois, seconded by Louis Sloan:

That Council approve that the Chair of Council explore and report to Council on the feasibility and a format to allow, at future Council meetings, an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to address Council.

Strategic Planning Retreat for Council and Staff

Moved by Liz Papadopoulos, seconded by Bill Kirkwood:

That Council conduct a Strategic Planning Retreat with staff on October 1 & 2, 2013 with costs to come from the Council and Committees Budget.

12.  Next Meetings of Council

13.  Adjournment

John Tucker announced that the “dress-up” theme for the next Council meeting would be the “three b’s of summer”.  It was suggested that money raised at that time would go towards a summer camp for children dealing with cancer.

Irene Dembek, Vice-Chair of the Nomination Committee, advised members that they had been provided with information related to committee vacancies and requested that appointed members respond to the questionnaire. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m.

Signed:

Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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