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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held via teleconference on June 19, 2009 in Council Chamber A, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Business

5. Adjournment

Present via Teleconference: Danny Anckle, Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Tammy Bush, Don Cattani (Chair), Monique Châteauvert, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, E. Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gord Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Bill Kirkwood, Bill Matheson, Ruth Ann Penny, John Tucker (until 12:34 p.m.), Henry Tyndorf, Hanno Weinberger, Sharon Young Kipp, Michael Salvatori (Registrar)

Regrets: Greg Anderson, Madhu Bhardwaj, Brian Doubleday, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Peter Joong, Anne Marie Levesque, Alison Morawek, Heather Nagy, Jacques Pavesi, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart, Jacques Tremblay,

Staff: Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Charlie Morrison, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar)

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Chair, Don Cattani, called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. and welcomed all present.

2. Agenda (GC20090619-146, revised)

It was noted that the Agenda had been revised to include an item under Business: Item 4.4 Charles Pascal Report: With Our Best Future in Mind — Implementing Early Learning in Ontario.

It was moved by Ruth Ann Penny, seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the Special Meeting of Council held on June 19, 2009 be approved.

Voting Poll:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Gabrielle Blais

Paul Brazeau

Tammy Bush

Don Cattani

Monique Châteauvert

Cynthia Farrar

Dean Favero

Laura Featherstone

Rosemary Fontaine

Nick Forte

Euril (Clyde) Glasgow

Mel Greif

Brent Hamelin

Gord Hough

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Bill Matheson

Ruth Ann Penny

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Hanno Weinberger

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 24

Against: 0

Absent: 13

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Business

4.1 Report of the Deputy Registrar Selection Committee

It was moved by Garry Humphreys, seconded by Mel Greif, and

CARRIED,

That Council move into an in camera session pursuant to section 8 (3)(d) of the College’s Act, with members of Council, the Registrar and appropriate staff present.

Voting Poll:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Gabrielle Blais

Paul Brazeau

Tammy Bush

Don Cattani

Monique Châteauvert

Cynthia Farrar

Dean Favero

Laura Featherstone

Rosemary Fontaine

Nick Forte

Euril (Clyde) Glasgow

Mel Greif

Brent Hamelin

Gord Hough

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Bill Matheson

Ruth Ann Penny

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Hanno Weinberger

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 24

Against: 0

Absent: 13

Council moved into an in camera session at 12:09 p.m.

Staff left the room at this time with the exception of the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar and the Director of Corporate and Council Services, Richard Lewko and the recorder, Charlie Morrison.

Council moved out of the in camera session at 12:29 p.m.

The Chair reported that the following motion had been passed during the in camera session:

That Council approve the appointment of Joe Jamieson as Deputy Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers effective September 14, 2009.

4.2 Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Section 6.05 Human Resources Committee (GC20090619-147)

Rosemary Fontaine, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position, spoke to the proposed amendment relating to the composition of the Human Resources Committee and answered questions.

It was moved by Rosemary Fontaine, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 6.05 (b) of the College’s bylaws be amended by deleting “or Vice-Chair of the Council” to read:

6.05 Human Resources Committee:

(b) One (1) member of the committee shall be the Chair of the Council and there shall be an additional four (4) members of Council.

Voting Poll:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Gabrielle Blais

Paul Brazeau

Tammy Bush

Don Cattani

Monique Châteauvert

Cynthia Farrar

Dean Favero

Laura Featherstone

Rosemary Fontaine

Nick Forte

Euril (Clyde) Glasgow

Mel Greif

Brent Hamelin

Gord Hough

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Bill Matheson

Ruth Ann Penny

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Hanno Weinberger

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 24

Against: 0

Absent: 13

4.3 Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Section 2.01 College Seal (GC20090619-148)

The Registrar spoke to the proposed amendment to the College seal and answered questions. He noted that the Quality Assurance Committee had reviewed the proposed new seal and agreed that the changes were more representative of the College’s diverse membership.

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, and

CARRIED,

That the Council approve that Section 2.01 of the College bylaws be amended by substitution by replacing “The seal depicted below shall be the seal of the College”

with “The seal depicted below shall be the seal of the College.”

Voting Poll:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Gabrielle Blais

Paul Brazeau

Tammy Bush

Don Cattani

Monique Châteauvert

Cynthia Farrar

Dean Favero

Laura Featherstone

Rosemary Fontaine

Nick Forte

Euril (Clyde) Glasgow

Mel Greif

Brent Hamelin

Gord Hough

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Bill Matheson

Ruth Ann Penny

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Hanno Weinberger

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 24

Against: 0

Absent: 13

4.4 Charles Pascal Report: With Our Best Future in Mind — Implementing Early Learning in Ontario

The Chair of Council informed Council members that the Pascal Report on early learning in Ontario had been released on Monday, June 15, 2009. He advised members that a copy of the full report and an executive summary would be sent to them.

The Registrar noted that the College is currently reviewing the report and is in the process of formulating a response to the report. The College is expecting that the Minister will comment on her government’s implementation plans when she addresses Council on July 2, 2009.

5. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Don Cattani

Signed: Registrar, Michael Salvatori

Dated:

Dated:

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