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Minutes of Council Meetings

Inaugural Meeting of the 8th Council

Council Chambers, 15th Floor

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

July 4, 2018

Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the 8 th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on July 4, 2018 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. Greetings from the Chair of the 7th Council

5. Registrar's Report

6. Governance Committee Report

6.1 Election of Chair of Council

6.2 Election of Vice-Chair of Council

6.3 Appointment of Committee Members

7. Committee Meetings to Nominate Chairs

8. Governance Committee Report (Continued)

8.1 Appointment of Committee Chairs

8.2 Appointment of Executive Committee Members

9. Appointment of Speakers for the Term of the 8th Council

10. Future Meetings of Council and the Executive Committee - 2018-2021

10.1 Proposed Schedule of Meeting Dates

11. Adjournment

Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the 8th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on July 4, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Present : Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouni, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter (until 2 p.m.); Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT (until 2 p.m.); Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh (until 2 p.m.); Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Regrets: Marie-Thérèse Hokayem

Guests: Angela De Palma (Former Chair of Council) and

Matthew Kavanagh (Former Chair of the Governance Committee)

Presiding Officer: Lori Lukinuk

Staff: Kim Bauer; Chantal Bélisle, OCT; Tan Crombie; Roch Gallien, OCT; Joe Jamieson, OCT (Deputy Registrar); Richard Lewko;
Charlie Morrison; Naomi Shopland; Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

The Registrar provided a brief biographical introduction for each Council member.

2. Agenda

It was moved by Michelle Miner-Seal, seconded by Nicole van Woudenberg and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the July 4, 2018 Inaugural Meeting of the 8 th Council be approved .

Stephen Zimmermann moved a motion, and it was seconded by Jonathan Rose, requesting an amendment to the agenda to include a question and answer period for candidates running for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair.

The speaker informed Mr. Zimmermann that the Chair and Vice Chair Voting Procedures were created by the Governance Committee and approved by Council clearly indicate that there be no questions to candidates. She ruled his motion out of order.

Stephen Zimmermann challenged the Presiding Officer.

A vote was taken to determine if the decision of the Presiding Officer should be sustained and

CARRIED

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ronna Warsh

Against: Jane Ishibashi; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Result

For : 27

Against : 6

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Greetings from the Chair of the 7th Council

The outgoing Chair of Council, Angela De Palma, addressed the members of the 8th Council. She spoke specifically about the purpose and significance of the "talking stick" that had been presented to Council in 1997 at its inaugural meeting by the British Columbia College of Teachers, as well as the gavel presented to Council by the General Teaching Council of Scotland. She congratulated all the members on being elected or appointed to Council.

5. Registrar's Report

The Registrar's Report was received. The Registrar spoke to his report and informed members that his reports during the 8th Council term would be structured around the College's four strategic priorities, which play a role in focusing the operational planning and resource allocation of the organization.

The Registrar noted that there was currently one appointed member vacancy. In addition, he noted that the positions for Supervisory Officer and English-Language Roman Catholic Board Secondary had failed to generate eligible candidates in the last election. He advised that the Governance Committee would interview eligible candidates for these positions and make recommendations to Council in November.

A question and answer period ensued.

6. Governance Committee Report

The report of the Governance Committee was received. The Chair of the Governance Committee, Matthew Kavanagh, and the Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee, Sara Nouini, spoke to the report.

The Chair noted that the Governance Committee met on June 18th to review the committee membership questionnaires received from Council members. The questionnaire requested that members indicate their interest in standing for the position of Chair or Vice-Chair of Council, and their interest in serving on the various committees of Council. Newly elected and appointed members were asked to consider committee options on the basis of interest, expertise and time commitment. Returning elected and appointed members were encouraged to continue their participation on a previous committee in order to provide much-needed continuity.

The committee considered the following factors in its deliberations for each of the committees:

  • continuity of committee membership
  • a minimum of two committees for each Council member
  • council member prioritization
  • related experience, background and availability
  • bilingual capacity
  • gender balance
  • language
  • workload
  • new member mentoring
  • writing ability in an adjudicative context

6.1 Election of Chair of Council

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted that the Chair of Council is a full-time position effective July 4, 2018 to June 30, 2021. She noted that expressions of interest to serve as Chair of Council had been received from five Council members:

  • Diane Ballantyne, OCT (e)
  • Tim Gernstein, OCT (e)
  • Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT (e)
  • Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT (e)
  • Stephen Zimmermann, OCT (e)

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee called for further nominations from the floor. No further nominations were received.

Sara Nouini advised Council members that each Chair candidate would be entitled to address Council for a maximum of five minutes. Names were drawn by the Presiding Officer, Lori Lukinuk to determine the speaking order of the candidates.

Each of the Chair candidates addressed Council members.

Ballots were distributed electronically to Council members. The ballot count was overseen by the Chair of the Governance Committee and conducted electronically. At the conclusion of the balloting process, Nicole van Woudenberg received the highest number of votes cast.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Nicole van Woudenberg as Chair of the 8 th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers, effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

Nicole van Woudenberg assumed the role of Chair at 10:19 a.m. and thanked members for their support. She also thanked former Chair of Council, Angela De Palma, and former Vice-Chair of Council Myreille Loubert for their work.

6.2 Election of Vice-Chair of Council

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted that expressions of interest to serve as Vice-Chair of Council had been received from seven Council members:

  • Irene Dembek, OCT (e)
  • Rebecca Forte, OCT (e)
  • Tim Gernstein, OCT (e)
  • Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT (e)
  • Sara Nouini, OCT (e)
  • Alicia Nunn, OCT (e)
  • Stephen Zimmermann, OCT (e)

The Chair of the Governance Committee called for further nominations from the floor. No further nominations were received.

The Chair of the Governance Committee advised Council members that each Vice-Chair candidate would be entitled to address Council for a maximum of three minutes. Names were drawn by the Presiding Officer to determine the speaking order of the candidates.

Each of the Vice-Chair candidates addressed Council members.

Ballots were electronically distributed to Council members. Ballots were distributed four times to determine the successful Vice-Chair candidate. The ballot count was overseen by the Chair of the Governance Committee and conducted electronically. At the conclusion of the balloting process, Tim Gernstein received the highest number of votes cast.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Tim Gernstein, OCT as Vice-Chair of the 8 th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

Tim Gernstein assumed the role of Vice- Chair at 11:19 a.m. and thanked members for their support.

6.3 Appointment of Committee Members

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Accreditation Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Paige Bennett, OCT (e)

Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT (e)

Rebecca Forte, OCT (e)

Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT (e)

Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT (e)

Jean-Luc Bernard , OCT (a)

Marie-Thérèse Hokayem (a)

Colleen Landers (a)

Tom Potter (a)

to the Accreditation Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Accreditation Appeal Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT (e)

Melissa Gaffen, OCT (e)

Alicia Nunn, OCT (e)

Bill Petrie (a)

Jonathan Rose (a)

to the Accreditation Appeal Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Editorial Board and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Chantal Côté, OCT (e)

Melissa Gaffen, OCT (e)

Tim Gernstein, OCT (e)

Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT (a)

Godwin Ifedi (a)

to the Editorial Board effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Finance Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Shannon Marcus, OCT (e)

Ravi Vethamany, OCT (e)

Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT (e)

Colleen Landers(a)

Bill Petrie (a)

to the Finance Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Governance Committee and noted that Tim Gernstein's name would be added to the list because of his role as the Vice-Chair of Council. He asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Tim Gernstein, OCT (e) (Vice-Chair of Council)

Irene Dembek , OCT (e)

John Hamilton , OCT (e)

Sara Nouini , OCT (e)

Tom Potter (a)

Jonathan Rose (a)

Ronna Warsh (a)

to the Governance Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Human Resources Committee and noted that Nicole van Woudenberg's name would be added to the list because of her role as the Chair of Council.

He asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. Jane Ishibashi withdrew her name from the list and nominated Michelle Miner-Seal to the Human Resources Committee. It was seconded by Jacqueline Karsemeyer.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Nicole van Woudenberg (e) (Chair of Council)

Paige Bennett , OCT (e)

Alicia Nunn , OCT (e)

Michelle Miner-Seal (a)

Marlène Marwah (a)

to the Human Resources Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Investigation Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. There were no additional nominations.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Tim Gernstein, OCT (e)

Erin Glen, OCT (e)

Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT (e)

Shannon Marcus, OCT (e)

Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT (e)

Stephen Zimmermann, OCT (e)

James Knopp (a)

Colleen Landers (a)

Michelle Miner-Seal (a)

to the Investigation Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Quality Assurance Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

1. That Council appoint:

Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT (e) (Chair of Council)

Diane Ballantyne , OCT (e)

Stephen Zimmermann , OCT (e)

Godwin Ifedi (a)

Marlène Marwah (a)

to the Quality Assurance Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against :

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Registration Appeals Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Chantal Côté, OCT (e)

Sara Nouini, OCT (e)

Stéphane Vallée, OCT (e)

Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT (a)

To the Registration Appeals Committee effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 1

It was noted that one appointed member position was left vacant on the Registration Appeals Committee in anticipation of a newly appointed member being appointed to Council.

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Standards of Practice and Education Committee and asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

Charles Dimitry Abraham , OCT (e)

Susan E. Elliott-Johns , OCT (e)

Erin Glen , OCT (e)

Mary-Anne Mouawad , OCT (e)

Nicola Powadiuk , OCT (e)

Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad , OCT (a)

Marie-Thérèse Hokayem (a)

James Knopp (a)

Ronna Warsh (a)

to the Standards of Practice and Education Committee effective July 4, 2018.

7. Committee Meetings to Nominate Chairs

The Chair of the Governance Committee noted that Council is responsible for the appointment of committee Chairs who will serve for the duration of the term of the eighth Council.

He noted that the Council meeting would recess so that each committee could convene for the purpose of nominating a Chair for their respective committees. He advised that candidates for committee chair would have up to two minutes to address committee members, with candidate speeches to be followed by a secret ballot, if required. The balloting process was explained to the members.

Staff distributed a schedule of committee meeting times and locations.

8. Governance Committee Report (Continued)

8.1 Appointment of Committee Chairs

Each committee met to nominate a candidate for chair.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

1. Colleen Landers (a) as Chair of the Accreditation Committee;

2. Alicia Nunn, OCT (e) as Chair of the Accreditation Appeal Committee;

3. Ravi Vethamany, OCT (e) as Chair of the Discipline Committee;

4. Godwin Ifedi (a) as Chair of the Editorial Board;

5. Bill Petrie (a) as Chair of the Finance Committee;

6. Irene Dembek, OCT (e) as Chair of the Fitness to Practise Committee;

7. Tom Potter (a) as Chair of the Governance Committee;

8. Michelle Miner-Seal (a) as Chair of the Human Resources Committee;

9. Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT (e) as Chair of the Investigation Committee;

10. Diane Ballantyne, OCT (e) as Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee;

11. Sara Nouini, OCT (e) as Chair of the Registration Appeals Committee;

12. Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT (e) as Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee;

for the term of the 8th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2018.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

8.2 Appointment of Executive Committee Members

The Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee noted that the Executive Committee consisted of the Chair of Council, the Vice-Chair of Council and the chairs of the following committees:

• Investigation

• Discipline

• Fitness to Practise

• Registration Appeals

• Finance

• Standards of Practice and Education

• Accreditation

and up to two elected or appointed members at large to ensure a minimum number of elected or appointed members.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Executive Committee for the term of the 8th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2018:

Chair of Council

Vice-Chair of Council

Chair of the Investigation Committee

Chair of the Discipline Committee

Chair of the Fitness to Practise Committee

Chair of the Registration Appeals Committee

Chair of the Finance Committee

Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee

Chair of the Accreditation Committee

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

9. Appointment of Speakers for the Term of the 8th Council

Council received the names and bios of the recommended parliamentary speakers. The Registrar spoke to this item, and answered questions.

It was moved by Michael Salvatori and seconded by Jonathan Rose, and

CARRIED ,

That Council appoint Lori Lukinuk and Ric Murray as Presiding Officers for the term of the Eighth Council of the Ontario College of Teachers, effective July 4, 2018

10. Future Meetings of Council and the Executive Committee - 2018-2021

10.1 Proposed Schedule of Meeting Dates

It was moved by Nicole van Woudenberg, seconded by Sara Nouini and

CARRIED,

That the proposed dates as outlined in document GC20180704-53, Attachment 1 be amended by the addition of a Special Meeting of Council via teleconference on September 27, 2018 to fill the two (2) vacant elected Council positions.

eScribe vote:

For: Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 28

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 4

A discussion ensued. Council members shared their concerns that the March 2019 meeting would fall on the Thursday and Friday before spring break.

It was moved by Rebecca Forte, seconded by Nicola Powadiuk but

LOST,

That the proposed dates as outlined in Document GC20180704-53, Attachment 1 be amended to change the March 7-8, 2019 Council meeting to March 28-29, 2019.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose

Against: Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Sara Nouini, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Result

For : 12

Against : 15

Abstain: 2

Absent: 4

A debate ensued.

It was moved by Stephen Zimmermann but it was

WITHDRAWN

That the proposed dates as outlined in Document GC20180704-53, Attachment 1 be amended to change the March 7-8, 2019 Council meeting to February 28- March 1, 2018.

It was moved by Stephen Zimmermann, seconded by Jane Ishibashi, and

CARRIED,

That the proposed dates as outlined in Document GC20180704-53, Attachment 1 be amended to change the March 7-8, 2019 Council meeting to February 28- March 1, 2019 and that the date of the February 21, 2019 Executive Committee meeting be moved to a date to be determined.

eScribe vote:

For: Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against: Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal;

Result

For : 18

Against : 8

Abstain: 3

Absent: 4

It was moved by Rebecca Forte, seconded by Alicia Nunn, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the meeting dates for Council and Excutive Committee from July 2018 to June 2021 as outlined in document GC20180704, 53, Attachment 1, as amended.

eScribe vote:

For: Charles Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Bill Petrie; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Jonathan Rose; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Against:

Result

For : 29

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

James Knopp shared with Council news of his appointment to the position of Adjudicator with the federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, and his resignation from Council.

The Chair of Council, Nicole van Woudenberg provided some closing comments. She thanked Council members for their work and noted that she was looking forward to working with returning and new Council members over the next term.

11. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 3:44 p.m.

Signed:

Chair, Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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