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Council Meeting

Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

March 26-27, 2015

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 26-27, 2015 in the Council Chambers, 15 th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Public Presentations

3.1 Request for Revision of Requirement for Participation in Council – Eduardo Marentes, OCT (Timed Item: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:10 p.m.)

4. Conflict of Interest

5. Minutes

5.1 Meeting, December 4-5, 2014

6. Business Arising

6.1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation

7. Registrar’s Report

7.1 Report

7.2 Financial Report as December 31, 2014

8. New Business

8.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee (Timed Item: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.)

9. Chair’s Report

9.1 Report

10. Committee Reports

10.1 Executive Committee

10.2 Investigation Committee

10.3 Discipline Committee

10.4 Fitness to Practise Committee

10.5 Registration Appeals Committee

10.6 Finance Committee

10.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee

10.8 Accreditation Committee

10.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee

10.10 Human Resources Committee

10.11 Editorial Board

10.12 Election Committee

11. Address by the Minister of Education (Timed Item: Thursday, March 29, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.)

12. Committee Reports (Continued)

12.1 Election Committee

12.2 Nomination Committee

12.3 Quality Assurance Committee

12. Committee Reports (Continued)

12.14 Quality Assurance Committee (Continued)

13. Correspondence

14. New Business (Continued)

14.1 Proposed College Bylaws Amendment to Finance Committee Mandate re Audit Committee

14.2 Proposed TQR Amendments - Removal of requirement that applicant hold certification at the time of application from their jurisdiction of origin (GC20150326-25)

14.3 Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members – Establishment of the Governance Committee and extension of the nomination package review period

14.4 Amendments to Ontario Regulation 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications (Implementation of enhanced teacher education program and Schedule C conditions

15. Notices of Motion

15.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendments to Facilitate Electronic Voting at Council and Committee Meetings

15.2 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 14 - Remuneration

16. Next Meeting(s) of Council

17. Adjournment

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 26-27, 2015 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: March 26, 2015

Present : Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Evie Basztyk-Benishek, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT (until 3:30 p.m.), Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Merzak Damou, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Godwin Ifedi, Allyn Janicki, OCT,
Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, (via teleconference), Monique Lapalme Arseneault, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Adannaya Nwaogu, OCT (until 4:40 p.m.), Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Louis Sloan, OCT, Kara Smith, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Marie-Claude Yaacov, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Ronna Warsh

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk, Peter Lipman, OCT

Public
Presentation:
Eduardo Marentes, OCT, (from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm)

Guests: Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Public Interest Committee

The Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education
(4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.)

Staff: Kim Bauer, Susan Bramon, (from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

The documents distributed at the meeting were noted.

It was noted that Marie-Louise Chartrand and Marc Dubois comprised the Steering Committee.

The Chair welcomed the participants in the gallery. She congratulated Chantal Bélisle on her appointment as the Director of Investigations and Hearing. She thanked the retiring Director of Investigations and Hearings, Francine Dutrisac, for the work she had done at the College, both as the Director of Investigation and Hearings and of French Language Services.

The Chair introduced and welcomed newly appointed Council member, Marie-Claude Yaacov. She noted that Marie-Claude Yaacov had been appointed to Council for a three-year term from March 11, 2015.

Gale Dores spoke to the fundraising activity for Council. She advised that funds raised would be for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, an organization that serves Aboriginal children and families.

2. Agenda (GC20150326-01, Revised)

It was noted that the Agenda had been revised to include a public presentation at
1:10 p.m.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the March 26-27, 2015 Council meeting be approved.

3. Public Presentations

3.1 Request for Revision of Requirement for Participation in Council Elections – Eduardo Marentes, OCT
(GC20150326-30)
(Timed Item: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:10 p.m.)

The Presiding Officer welcomed Eduardo Marentes to the meeting.

A handout entitled “2013 Annual Report – Membership in the College” was distributed to members.

In his presentation to Council, Mr. Marentes requested that the election rules be amended to enable all College members to run for Council.

It was agreed that the new Governance Committee would research the possibility of permitting all Ontario Certified Teachers to run in future Council elections, including those who are not employed.

The Chair noted that one of the College’s strategic priorities was to broaden engagement with members in non-traditional settings and she expressed the hope that Mr. Marentes would respond to further questions if needed.

The Presiding Officer thanked Mr. Marentes for his presentation.

4. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

5. Minutes

5.1 Meeting, December 4-5, 2014 (GC20150326-02)

On page 7 under the heading “Investigation Committee” a correction will be made to note that the motion was amended by substitution and on page 13 under the heading of “Investigation Committee” it will be noted that the motion was withdrawn “without objection”.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on
December 4-5, 2014 be approved as corrected.

6. Business Arising

6.1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation (GC20150326-04)

The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation was received. The Chair, Jacqueline Gray spoke to the report and responded to questions.

She noted that the committee, in their deliberations, had noted three realities:

1. The need to ensure comparable treatment in release time or per diem payments for all Council members.

2. Recognition that an element of public service is implied for all Council members.

3. Recognition that the College does not have the authority in legislation to determine the rate of remuneration for appointed members.

She noted that the committee focused on specific areas where latitude would be available for Council to amend existing policy.

It was moved by Jacqueline Gray, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation, and

CARRIED,

That Council amend the Guidelines for the Compensation of Council Members, Roster Members, Members at Large and Institutional Nominees as outlined in document GC20150326-04, Appendix 1, and that the changes be effective July 1, 2015.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bellini, Christine

Bass, Sandy

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Châteauvert, Monique

Budhwani, Shabnum

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Mackie, Mary Lou

Dembek, Irene

Vickers, Wes

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 
 

For : 22

Against : 6 Abstain: 4

Absent: 3

It was moved by Jacqueline Gray, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation, and

CARRIED,

That Council amend the accommodation section of the Council Member Travel Policy as indicated in document 20150326-04, Appendix 2, and that the changes be effective July 1, 2015.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Mackie, Mary Lou

Bass, Sandy

Vickers, Wes

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 
 

For : 28

Against : 2

Abstain: 3 Absent: 2

7. Registrar’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20150326-05)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar spoke to his report and the attachment to his report (Updates to Council on Legislation and Education Matters) and advised that:

· The Minister of Education was moving to amend Ontario Regulation 345/96 made under the Ontario College of Teachers Act to increase the minimum number of French-speaking appointed members of Council from two to three and to require that at least one appointed member be First Nation, Métis and Inuit.

· The Ontario Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) in its 2013 annual report, cited the College for its exemplary work to communicate the change to the teacher education program that will affect certification outcomes beginning September 1, 2015 and in its registration practices report cited the College as one of seven out of 34 regulators that did not receive any recommendations for improvement.

· The results of a survey that was sent to Ontario Certified Teachers and stakeholders about French language services provided by the College had been received. The Registrar advised that the survey instrument and complete report had been posted to CouncilNet. He advised that an internal survey of French language services at the College would be undertaken and completed by the end of April. He advised that he would report back to Council on the results of the internal survey and French language services at the College.

The Registrar congratulated the newly appointed Director of Investigations and Hearings, Chantal Bélisle, on her position. He thanked the outgoing Director of Investigations and Hearings, Francine Dutrisac for her contributions to the College.

He also noted the retirement of Michael Kaptein, Controller, and of Michelle Longlade, Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation, and thanked them for their contributions to the College.

The Registrar invited feedback from Council members on the professional development process to ensure that members of Council are kept current in matters related to education and other legislation that impacts on their role as members of Council. He noted that any feedback he received would be included in the Registrar’s Report to Council.

The Registrar undertook to investigate if the French public awareness initiative advertisements could be shown in cinemas as well as the English advertisements.

7.2 Financial Report as December 31, 2014 (GC20150326-06)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at December 31, 2014 was received.

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

8. New Business

8.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee (GC20150326-23)
(Timed Item: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.).

The Presiding Officer welcomed Bill Kirkwood, the Chair of the Public Interest Committee, to Council.

The Report of the Public Interest Committee was received. Bill Kirkwood spoke to the report and touched on topics such as professional development and currency, Temporary Letters of Approval, Letters of Permission, the development of professional advisories and the accreditation process. He advised that the committee will provide advice, where applicable, to Council in June.

A question and answer session followed.

The Chair of Council thanked Bill Kirkwood for his report.

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

9. Chair’s Report

9.1 Report (GC20150326-07)

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

She advised that Council had met with Scott Ferguson just prior to the Council meeting to review risk management and strategic plans. She noted that the Guide for Strategic Planning would be forwarded to the new Governance Committee and that this guide would be a resource to provide continuity for future Councils.

Just prior to the Council meeting, she advised that with the assistance of the Standards of Practice and Accreditation Department, Council had also participated in an exercise to develop strategies to facilitate the ongoing professional learning of Ontario Certified Teachers and to operationalize the strategic priorities.

The Chair of Council undertook to provide Council members with the results of the survey related to the role of the Chair.

10. Committee Reports

10.1 Executive Committee (GC20150326-08)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair,
Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report and noted that the letters on how to communicate with parents, supervisors and employers regarding their work on Council were available on CouncilNet.

10.2 Investigation Committee (GC20150326-09)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report and thanked Francine Dutrisac for her support to the committee. He welcomed Chantal Bélisle to her new position.

10.3 Discipline Committee (GC20150326-10)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Gagné, spoke to the report and thanked Francine Dutrisac for her support to the committee. He welcomed Chantal Bélisle to her new position.

10.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20150326-11)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair,
Louis Sloan, spoke to the report and thanked Francine Dutrisac for her support to the committee. He welcomed Chantal Bélisle to her new position.

10.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20150326-12)

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

10.6 Finance Committee (GC20150326-13)

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

10.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20150326-14)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Gale Dores, spoke to the report and responded to questions. She noted that Jim Palmer, who had made a public presentation on the importance of music teaching qualifications at the December 2014 Council meeting, had shared his perspective with the committee.

It was moved by Gale Dores, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve amendments to the Schedules contained in Ontario Regulation 176/10, Teachers Qualifications, to specify those subjects that are for teaching in English-language schools only, or for teaching in French-language schools only.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

It was moved by Gale Dores, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the name of the Native Studies Additional Qualification Course be changed to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies in Schedules A, D and E of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

It was moved by Gale Dores, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the name of the Environmental Science/Environmental Studies Additional Qualification Course be changed to Environmental Education in Schedule D of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

10.8 Accreditation Committee (GC20150326-15)

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

10.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report.

10.10 Human Resources Committee

There was no report.

10.11 Editorial Board (GC20150326-17)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Vice-Chair,
Myreille Loubert, spoke to the report.

10.12 Election Committee (GC20150326-18)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Chair, Matthew Kavanagh, spoke to the report and noted that the committee had recommended him for the position of Chair and had elected Adannaya Nwaogu as Vice-Chair.

The following motion was suspended until after the address by the Minister of Education: “ That Council approve the appointment of Matthew Kavanagh as Chair of the Election Committee.”

11. Address by the Minister of Education
(Timed Item: Thursday, March 29, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.)

The Chair welcomed and introduced the Minister of Education, the Honourable Liz Sandals, who addressed Council and praised the College for championing the teaching profession and its work to implement the recommendations of the Jeffery Baldwin inquest with respect to members’ duty to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. She noted that Bill 103 had not yet been reintroduced and believed it would take time to do so.

The Vice-Chair, Marc Dubois, thanked the Minister for addressing Council members.

12. Committee Reports (Continued)

12.1 Election Committee (GC20150326-18)

The suspended motion was considered.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the appointment of Matthew Kavanagh as Chair of the Election Committee.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 31

Against : 0

Absent: 4

12.2 Nomination Committee (GC20150326-19)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Chair, Irene Dembek, spoke to the report and welcomed Evie Basztyk-Benishek to the committee.

12.3 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20150326-20)

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

It was agreed to consider the motion in the report the following day.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.


Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 26-27, 2015 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: March 27, 2015

Present : Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Evie Basztyk-Benishek, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Merzak Damou, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Godwin Ifedi, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, (via teleconference) Monique Lapalme Arseneault, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Adannaya Nwaogu, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Louis Sloan, OCT, Kara Smith, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Marie-Claude Yaacov, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Ronna Warsh

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk, Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, David Tallo, (from 9:30 a.m.), Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Peter Lipman resumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

12. Committee Reports (Continued)

12.14 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20150326-20) (Continued)

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

That Council approve the guidelines to be used as a resource for Council members to assist them in identifying potential and actual conflicts of interest, bias and perceived bias as outlined in document GC20150326 -20, Attachment 1.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

13. Correspondence (GC20150326-21, -22)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

· Letter to Minister of Education re Amendments to the College’s Election of Council Members Regulation and the Teachers’ Qualification Regulation and Response (GC20150326-21)

· Letter of Invitation to the Minister of Education to Address Council
(GC20150326-22)

14. New Business (Continued)

14.1 Proposed College Bylaws Amendment to Finance Committee Mandate re Audit Committee
(GC20150326-24)

The Registrar noted that a Notice of Motion contained in the Finance Committee Report had been read into the Minutes of the December 2014 Council meeting for consideration at this meeting.

The Chair of the Finance Committee, Marie-Louise Chartrand, advised that the proposed amendment was to ensure that the bylaws of the College more accurately reflect the duties of the Finance Committee as the Audit Committee.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve amendments to the College bylaws by the addition of the following words “and the annual audited financial statements” to section 5.02(d) and the addition of section 5.02 (e) to read:

5.02 (d) The Finance Committee shall monitor and report to Council on the financial activities of the College and shall recommend to Council an annual budget, the appointment of an auditor and the annual audited financial statements.

5.02 (e) The Finance Committee shall also act as the Audit Committee of the College for the purposes of reviewing the annual audit scope, audit fees and audit findings.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

14.2 Proposed TQR Amendments - Removal of requirement that applicant hold certification at the time of application from their jurisdiction of origin (GC20150326-25)

The Briefing Note “Out-of-Province Applicants – Requirement to Hold Certification” was received.

The Director of Membership Services, Linda Zaks-Walker, provided an overview of the briefing note and the amendments to the Teachers’ Qualification Regulation. She advised that the purpose of the amendment was to facilitate the application process for internationally educated teacher applicants who were formerly certified by a teacher regulatory authority outside of Canada, but do not hold certification from the original jurisdiction at the time of application to the College.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that Ontario Regulation 176/10, the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation be amended to allow for the application for certification of internationally educated teachers who were formerly certified by a teacher regulatory authority outside of Canada, as outlined in the document titled “Out-of-Province Applicants – Requirement to Hold Certification” (GC20150326-25, Attachment 1).

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

14.3 Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members – Establishment of the Governance Committee and extension of the nomination package review period (GC20150326-26, -26C)

The Registrar noted that there were two proposed amendments to the Election Regulation:

1. The Nomination and Election Committees will be replaced by the Governance Committee as of July 1, 2015 and as a result consequential regulatory amendments were required to remove references to the Election Committee in Ontario Regulation 293/00 Election of Council Members.

2. Council had previously requested that the Minister extend the nomination review period from five days to 10 days in order to facilitate the administration of nomination forms submitted immediately prior to the deadline.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to Ontario Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members, as outlined in document GC20150326-26C, Attachment 1, Revised.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

14.4 Amendments to Ontario Regulation 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications (Implementation of enhanced teacher education program and Schedule C conditions) (GC20150326-27, -27C)

Projects Management Lead, David Tallo, advised that the purpose of the amendments is to permit applicants who do not meet the enhanced program requirements due to having completed a one-year teacher education program to use Schedule C AQs to satisfy a condition relating to insufficient program duration.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to Ontario

Regulation 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications, as outlined in document GC20150326-27C, Attachment 1, Revised.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Yaacov, Marie-Claude

 
 

For : 32

Against : 0

Absent: 3

15. Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes for consideration at the
June 4-5, 2015 Council Meeting:

15.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendments to Facilitate Electronic Voting at Council and Committee Meetings (GC20150326-28)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that the College Bylaws Section 3 – Council Meetings be amended by deletion and substitution as follows:

3:10 Every vote at a Council meeting, other than a Council meeting held by teleconference, shall be by a show of hands, but if any Council member so requests, a roll call vote shall be taken Every vote at a Council meeting held by teleconference shall be a roll call vote. In the event of a roll call vote, the Presiding Officer shall require the Registrar to request each member in turn to record his or her vote and such vote will be recorded in the minutes of that meeting .

3:10 Every vote at a Council meeting shall be taken via vote tabulation software and will be recorded in the minutes of that meeting.

15.2 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to
Section 14 - Remuneration (GC20150326-29)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that the College Bylaws Section 14 – Remuneration be amended by deletion and substitution as follows:

Section 14 - Remuneration

14.0 1 Members of Council and committees, and roster members or other persons who are appointed to Council committees or panels, and who are not Council members, other than persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in- Council, shall be reimbursed by the College for reasonable travel and other expenses properly incurred by the member in attendance at a Council or a committee meeting, in accordance with the Travel and Expense Policy of the College.

14.0 2 Any member of the College appointed by the Council to act on behalf of the College, or performing business on behalf of the College upon the direction of the Council or the Registrar, shall be reimbursed by the College for reasonable travel and other expenses reasonably incurred in the course of College business, in accordance with the Travel and Expense Policy of the College.

Section 14 – Expenses

14.01 Members of Council and committees, and roster members or other persons who are appointed to Council committees or panels, and who are not Council members, other than persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, shall be reimbursed by the College for reasonable travel and other expenses properly incurred by the member in attendance at a Council or a committee meeting, in accordance with policies adopted by Council.

14.02 Any member of the College appointed by the Council to act on behalf of the College, or performing business on behalf of the College upon the direction of the Council or the Registrar, shall be reimbursed by the College for reasonable travel and other expenses reasonably incurred in the course of College business, in accordance with policies adopted by Council.

14.03 The College may provide computers or other electronic devices, and related accessories to members of Council directly related to the conduct of the Council business, in accordance with policies adopted by Council.

14.04 The College may provide funding for professional development activities of the Council, directly related to the conduct of the Council business in accordance with policies adopted by Council.

Section 14.1 – Remuneration

14.1.01 Members of the Council and committees, roster members or other persons who are appointed to Council committees or panels, other than persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, may be granted remuneration for completion of their work in the conduct of the Council or committees business, in accordance with policies adopted by Council.

16. Next Meeting(s) of Council

· June 4, 2015 Annual Meeting of Members

  • June 4-5, 2015

17. Adjournment

The Chair thanked:

· Michael Kaptein, Controller, for his contributions to the College. She especially noted the work he had done to achieve tax savings for the College.

· Francine Dutrisac, Director of Investigations and Hearings, for her contributions to the College and wished her well in her retirement.

· Peter Lipman, Presiding Officer, for his contributions in assisting the smooth running of Council meetings, and for his training in parliamentary procedure, and wished him well in his retirement.

The Chair reminded members to complete the survey re the public presentations process and also to complete the survey on the work of the Chair.

Peter Lipman addressed Council and thanked the members for working so well with him.

The meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Signed:

Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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