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Minutes of Council Meetings

Special Meeting of Council Via Teleconference

September 27, 2018

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers Held Via Teleconference on September 27, 2018

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Business

4.1 Report of the Governance Committee

5. Adjournment

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers Held Via Teleconference on September 27, 2018

Present : Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT (Vice-Chair); Erin Glen, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Colleen Landers; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT (from 4:15 p.m.); Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Jonathan Rose, OCT; Michael Salvatori, OCT (Registrar); Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT (Chair); Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Regrets: Charles-Dimitry Abraham, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; John Hamilton, OCT; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Alicia Nunn, OCT; Nicola Powadiuk, OCT; Ronna Warsh

Staff: Kim Bauer; Tan Crombie; Richard Lewko; Charlie Morrison

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Chair of Council, Nicole van Woudenberg, called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. and welcomed all present. She indicated that the Registrar, Michael Salvatori, would confirm attendance by roll call and requested that if possible, members use the mute function on their telephones during the meeting.

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time (GC20180927-55)

The Chair of Council requested that, in the absence of a duly constituted Steering Committee, members identify a mover and a seconder for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. She indicated that membership on the Steering Committee would be confirmed at the next regular meeting of the Executive Committee.

It was moved by Rebecca Forte, seconded by Colleen Landers, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the September 27, 2018 Special Meeting of Council be approved.

The Chair noted that preparation time for the meeting would be reflected on the agenda for the November 8, 2018 Council meeting.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Business

4.1 Report of the Governance Committee (GC20180927-56)

The Chair of the Governance Committee, Tom Potter, spoke to the report. He thanked committee members for their work, and reviewed the timeline and process followed by the committee. He summarized the committee's recommendations to fill the two elected-member vacancies on Council.

It was moved by the Chair of the Governance Committee, and unanimously

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Mary Ellen Gucciardi, OCT to the English-language Roman Catholic board Secondary position.

eScribe vote:

For: Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Colleen Landers; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Jonathan Rose, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Result

For : 22

Against :0

Abstain:

Absent: 9

It was moved by the Chair of the Governance Committee, and unanimously

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Gerry O'Reilly, OCT to the Supervisory Officer position.

eScribe vote:

For: Diane Ballantyne, OCT; Paige Bennett, OCT; Chantal Côté, OCT; Irene Dembek, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Rebecca Forte, OCT; Melissa Gaffen, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Erin Glen, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Colleen Landers; Marlène Marwah; Michelle Miner-Seal; Mary-Anne Mouawad, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Bill Petrie; Tom Potter; Jonathan Rose, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Stephen Zimmermann, OCT

Result

For : 23

Against :0

Abstain:

Absent: 8

5. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

Signed: Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT

Chair of Council

Signed: Michael Salvatori, OCT

Registrar

Dated:

Dated:

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