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MINUTES

Inaugural Meeting of the 6th Council

Council Chambers, 15th Floor,

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

July 4, 2012
Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on July 4, 2012 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. Registrar's Report

5. Nomination Committee Report

5.1 Election of Chair of Council

5.2 Election of Vice-Chair of Council

5.3 Appointment of Committee Members

6. Committee Meetings to Nominate Chairs

7. Nomination Committee Report (Continued)

7.1 Appointment of Committee Chairs

7.2 Appointment of Executive Committee Members

8. Appointment of Presiding Officers

9. Future Meetings of Council

9.1 Proposed Schedule of Meeting Dates

10. Adjournment

Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on July 4, 2012 in the Council Chambers, 15 th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Present : Danny Anckle, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Belllini, OCT, Dave Bird, 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), 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, Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Louis Sloan, OCT, Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT, John Tucker,
Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg,
Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Vimla Kunthasami, OCT,
Colin Leow, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT,
Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Registrar, Michael Salvatori, called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. and welcomed all present.

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

2. Agenda (GC20120704-76)

It was moved by Robert Gagné, seconded by Marc Dubois, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the July 4, 2012 Inaugural Meeting of the 6th Council be approved.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Registrar's Report

The Registrar advised members that his report was organized around five strategic operational priorities:

  • promote and enhance member relevancy

· foster workforce well-being and collaboration

· enhance systems and technology tools

· increase collaboration with regulatory bodies acting in the public interest

· Inspire public confidence in the profession through enhanced communication with the public.

5. Nomination Committee Report (GC20120704-77)

The Chair of the Nomination Committee, Danny Anckle, spoke to the report.

He noted that the Nomination Committee had met on June 15th to review the committee membership questionnaires received from Council members. The questionnaire requested members to indicate their interest in standing for the position of Chair or Vice-Chair of Council and to indicate their interest to serve 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 previous committees 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

· ensuring that each member would have his or her choices accommodated wherever possible

· bilingual requirements of the committee

· relevant experience, background and availability of the member

· gender and geographic balance

5.1 Election of Chair of Council

The Chair of the Nomination Committee noted that the Chair of Council is a full-time position effective from July 4, 2012 to June 30, 2015. He noted that Liz Papadopoulos had expressed an interest to serve as Chair of Council.

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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Liz Papadopoulos as Chair of the 6th Council effective July 4, 2012.

The Registrar congratulated Liz Papadopoulos on being elected Chair of Council.

Liz Papadopoulos assumed the role of Chair at 9:30 a.m. and thanked members for their support.

5.2 Election of Vice-Chair of Council

The Chair of the Nomination Committee noted that expressions of interest to serve as Vice-Chair of Council had been received from two Council members: Marc Dubois and Vicki Shannon

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

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle to determine the speaking order of the candidates.

Each of the Vice-Chair candidates addressed Council members.

Ballots were distributed to Council members. The ballot count was conducted by staff of the College and overseen by the Chair of the Nomination Committee. At the conclusion of the balloting process, Marc Dubois received the most number of votes cast.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Marc Dubois as Vice-Chair of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective
July 4, 2012.

It was moved by Matthew Kavanagh, seconded by Myreille Loubert, and

CARRIED,

That the ballots associated with the position of Vice-Chair be destroyed.

5.3 Appointment of Committee Members

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Accreditation Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Angela De Palma, OCT

Gale Dores, OCT

Allyn Janicki, OCT

Matthew Kavanagh, OCT

Kara Smith, OCT

Monique Châteauvert (a)

Clyde Glasgow (a)

Mel Greif (a)

Bill Kirkwood (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Accreditation Appeal Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective
July 4, 2012:

Myreille Loubert, OCT

Mary Lou Mackie, OCT

Demetri Vacratsis, OCT

Marie-Louise Chartrand (a)

Dobi-Dawn Frenette (a)

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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Discipline Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT

Christine Bellini, OCT

Dave Bird, OCT

Irene Dembek, OCT

Monika Ferenczy, OCT

Vicki Shannon, OCT

Louis Sloan, OCT

Wes Vickers, OCT

Danny Anckle (a)

Robert Gagné (a)

Mel Greif (a)

Pauline Smart (a)

John Tucker (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Editorial Board for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Christine Bellini, OCT

Monika Ferenczy, OCT

Kara Smith, OCT

Danny Anckle (a)

Bill Kirkwood (a)

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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Election Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Ahmed Bouragba, OCT (e)

Maria Bouwmeester, OCT (e)

Matthew Kavanagh, OCT (e)

Robert Gagné (a)

Mel Greif (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Finance Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Dave Bird, OCT

Terry Price, OCT

Vicki Shannon, OCT

Marie-Louise Chartrand (a)

Pauline Smart (a)

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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Fitness to Practise Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Ahmed Bouragba, OCT

Angela De Palma, OCT

Shanlee Linton, OCT

Louis Sloan, OCT

Shabnum Budhwani (a)

Marie-Louise Chartrand (a)

Bill Kirkwood (a)

The Chair of the Nomination Committee noted the names of Council members selected to serve on the Human Resources Committee and noted that
Liz Papadopoulos's name would be added to the list, as the Chair of Council. He asked if there were any additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Human Resources Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Marc Dubois, OCT

Wes Vickers, OCT

Robert Gagné (a)

John Tucker (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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. No additional nominations were received.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Investigation Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Maria Bouwmeester, OCT

Jacqueline Gray, OCT

Myreille Loubert, OCT

Mary Lou Mackie, OCT

Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Terry Price, OCT

Monique Châteauvert (a)

Clyde Glasgow (a)

Susan Robertson (a)

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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Nomination for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT

Ahmed Bouragba, OCT

Irene Dembek, OCT

Marc Dubois, OCT

Danny Anckle (a)

Monique Châteauvert (a)

John Tucker (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Quality Assurance Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Dave Bird, OCT

Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Louis Sloan, OCT

Clyde Glasgow (a)

Bill Kirkwood (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Registration Appeals Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective
July 4, 2012:

Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT

Marc Dubois, OCT

Kara Smith, OCT (e)

Monique Châteauvert (a)

Susan Robertson (a)

The Chair of the Nomination 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 Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Standards of Practice and Education Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Gale Dores, OCT

Jacqueline Gray, OCT

Allyn Janicki, OCT

Shanlee Linton, OCT

Demetri Vacratsis, OCT

Shabnum Budhwani (a)

Dobi-Dawn Frenette (a)

Clyde Glasgow (a)

Susan Robertson (a)

6. Committee Meetings to Nominate Chairs

The Chair of the Nomination Committee noted that Council is responsible for the appointment of committee Chairs who will serve for the duration of the term of the sixth 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. Candidate speeches will 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.

The meeting recessed at 10:10 a.m. and resumed at 10:55 a.m.

7. Nomination Committee Report (GC20120704-77) (Continued)

7.1 Appointment of Committee Chairs

Each committee met to select a chair.

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint:

1. Bill Kirkwood as Chair of the Accreditation Committee;

2. Marie-Louise Chartrand as Chair of the Accreditation Appeal Committee;

3. John Tucker as Chair of the Discipline Committee;

4. Christine Bellini as Chair of the Editorial Board;

5. Mel Greif as Chair of the Election Committee;

6. Marie-Louise Chartrand as Chair of the Finance Committee;

7. Louis Sloan as Chair of the Fitness to Practise Committee.

8. John Tucker as Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

9. Terry Price as Chair of the Investigation Committee.

10. Danny Anckle as Chair of the Nomination Committee.

11. Clyde Glasgow as Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee.

12. Marc Dubois as Chair of the Registration Appeals Committee.

13. Gale Dores as Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee;

for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012.

It was moved by Shanlee Linton, seconded by Maria Bouwmeester, and
CARRIED,

That the ballots associated with the positions of chairs of committees be destroyed.

7.2 Appointment of Executive Committee Members

The Chair of the Nomination Committee noted that the Executive Committee consisted of the Chair and 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

It was moved by Danny Anckle, Chair of the Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint the following members to serve on the Executive Committee for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012:

Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, Chair of Council

Marc Dubois, OCT, Vice-Chair of Council & Chair of the Registration Appeals Committee

Terry Price, OCT, Chair of the Investigation Committee

John Tucker, Chair of the Discipline Committee

Louis Sloan, OCT, Chair of the Fitness to Practise Committee

Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee

Gale Dores, OCT, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee

Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Accreditation Committee

The Chair of the Nomination Committee thanked all members of Council for making the selection of committees possible. He paid tribute to the members of the Nomination Committee who had contributed to the work of Council: Alexander (Sandy) Bass (Vice-Chair of the Committee), Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Terry Price and outgoing members Hanno Weinberger and Sharon Young Kipp.

8. Appointment of Presiding Officers (GC20120704-78)

The Registrar noted the candidates for the roster of presiding officers for the sixth Council, noting that each of these individuals was experienced in meeting management and parliamentary procedure to assist during meetings of Council.

It was moved by Vicki Shannon, seconded by John Tucker, and
CARRIED,

That Council appoint Peter Lipman, OCT and Douglas McCarthy as Presiding Officers for the term of the 6th Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective July 4, 2012.

9. Future Meetings of Council

9.1 Proposed Schedule of Meeting Dates (GC20120704-79)

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Jacqueline Gray, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the Council and Executive Committee meeting dates from July 2012 to June 2015 as outlined in document GC20120704-79.

10. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Signed:

Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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