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Council Chambers, 15th Floor,
101 Bloor Street West, Toronto
December 5-6, 2013

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 5-6, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15 thFloor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome.

2. Agenda.

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Minutes.

4.1 Meeting, October 4, 2013.

5. Business Arising.

6. Registrar's Report

6.1 Report

6.2 Financial Report as at September 30, 2013.

7. Chair's Report

7.1 Report

8. Committee Reports.

8.1 Executive Committee.

8.2 Investigation Committee.

8.3 Discipline Committee

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee.

8.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee.

8.7 Accreditation Committee.

8.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee.

8.9 Human Resources Committee.

8.10 Editorial Board.

8.11 Election Committee.

8.12 Nomination Committee.

8.13 Quality Assurance Committee.

9. Correspondence.

10. New Business.

10.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 - Information
to be provided to the College (email addresses)

10.2 Appointment of Presiding Officer

12. For Information.

12.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee.

13. Presentations of Scholarship Awards.

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

14.1 Finance Committee.

14.1.1 Report

14.1.2 Ontario College of Teachers 2014 Budget

15. Notices of Motion.

15.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 21-Annual Membership Fees

16. Next Meeting(s) of Council

17. Adjournment

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 5-6, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15thFloor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: December 5, 2013

Present : Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT,
Christine Bellini, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand,
Monique Châteauvert, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT,
Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT,
Dobi-Dawn Frenette (until 3:45 p.m.), Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, (until 4:00 p.m.), Allyn Janicki, OCT,
Bill Kirkwood, Monique Lapalme Arseneault, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT, (via teleconference), Louis Sloan, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, (until 4:00 p.m.), Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Maria Bouwmeester, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Robert Gagné,
Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT

Presiding

Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

Guests: Lori Lukinuk, Professional Registered Parliamentarian

Scholarship Award Recipients:
Jennifer Jacqueline Lauren Cook; Shyla Michele Pogany;
Emma Caroline Dunn

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Michael Kaptein, (from 1:55 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT,
Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Peter Lipman, called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair introduced and welcomed Lori Lukinuk, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, to the meeting.

The Chair advised members that any money raised by them would be donated to the Philippines tropical storm Haiyan.

It was agreed that preparation time for the Council meeting would be half a day.

The Presiding Officer noted the documents distributed at the meeting. He also advised that the appointed members' seats previously occupied by Danny Anckle and
John Tucker remain vacant.

It was noted that Marc Dubois and Bill Kirkwood comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda (GC20131205-113)

The Presiding Officer informed members that item 10.3 Consequential Certification TQR Amendments - Enhanced Teacher Education Program would not be coming forward.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the December 5-6, 2013 Council meeting be approved, as amended.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, October 4, 2013 (GC20131205-114)

It was noted that on page 12, the word "and" had been misplaced under
31.01 (a).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on
October 4, 2013 be approved, as corrected.

5. Business Arising

There were no business arising items.

6. Registrar's Report

6.1 Report (GC20131205-116)

The Registrar's Report was received. The Registrar spoke to his report and responded to questions.

6.2 Financial Report as at September 30, 2013 (GC20131205-117)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at September 30, 2013 was received.

7. Chair's Report

7.1 Report (GC20131205-118)

The Chair's Report was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

The Chair announced that Matthew Kavanagh's baby son had been born at noon.

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee (GC20131205-119, -139)

The reports of the Executive Committee were received. The Chair,
Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the reports.

The Professional Advisory Framework was received. The Deputy Registrar,
Joe Jamieson, spoke to the Professional Advisory Framework.

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, Chair of the Executive Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the Professional Advisory Framework as outlined in document GC20131205- 119, Attachment 1.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 29

Against : 0

Absent: 6

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20131205-120)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report.

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20131205-121)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Vice-Chair,
Monika Ferenczy, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the appointment of Robert Gagné as Chair of the Discipline Committee.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 28

Against : 0

Absent: 7

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the appointment of Robert Gagné to the Executive Committee.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 29

Against : 0

Absent: 6

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20131205-122)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair,
Louis Sloan, spoke to the report.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20131205-123)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair,
Marc Dubois, spoke to the report. He thanked Policy Analyst, Céline Martineau, for her assistance in helping the committee develop a template for decision writing.

8.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee
(GC20131205-126)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Gale Dores, spoke to the report and advised that the committee had met on December 4th. She thanked staff from the Standards of Practice and Education Unit for the report they had submitted to the Quality Assurance Committee for their review of the unit and committee's work.

8.7 Accreditation Committee (GC20131205-127)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair,
Bill Kirkwood, spoke to the report and advised that the committee had met on November 19and 20. He noted that at that meeting the committee had reviewed the appeal decision of the l'Université d'Ottawa.

8.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report for the committee.

8.9 Human Resources Committee

There was no report for the committee.

8.10 Editorial Board (GC20131205-128)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Christine Bellini, spoke to the report.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

8.11 Election Committee (GC20131205-129)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Chair, Mel Greif, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Mel Greif, Chair of the Election Committee, and

CARRIED,

That the 2015 Council election be held on April 7, 2015.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 29

Against : 0

Absent: 6

8.12 Nomination Committee (GC20131205-130)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Vice-Chair,
Ahmed Bouragba, spoke to the report.

8.13 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20131205-131)

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

9. Correspondence (GC20131205-132)

The following item of correspondence was received for information:

· Letter to the Minister of Education re Amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers Act re Panel Composition and Membership Status (GC20131205-132)

10. New Business

10.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 - Information to be provided to the College (email addresses) (GC20131205-134)

The Registrar noted the reason for the modification to the bylaws.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 31 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by adding the following sub-section (k) to read as follows:

31.01 A member shall notify the Registrar in writing, or in another form acceptable to the Registrar of the following:

---------

(k) the member's email address.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 28

Against : 0

Absent: 7

It was moved by Louis Sloan, seconded by Terry Price, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Agenda be amended to deal with the timed item: Appointment of Presiding Officer, at this time.

10.2 Appointment of Presiding Officer (GC20131205-133)
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:15 p.m.)

The Registrar introduced Lori Lukinuk to the meeting and noted that she was a professional registered parliamentarian and was experienced in meeting management and parliamentary procedure to assist during meetings of Council.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Lori Lukinuk, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, as a presiding officer for the remainder of the Sixth Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective December 5, 2013.

12. For Information

12.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee (GC20131205-138)

The Chair noted that the Report of the Public Interest Committee was for Council members' information. She advised that the Public Interest Committee needed three members to constitute quorum and that the seat previously held by
Gail Lilley has remained vacant since her term of office ended in July 2013. At this time the committee is unable to meet.

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Allyn Janicki, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the Agenda be amended to deal with the timed item for the following day: Item 8.6 Report of the Finance Committee, at this time.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

   

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bellini, Christine

Bass, Sandy

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Bouragba, Ahmed

Dores, Gale

Budhwani, Shabnum

Dubois, Marc

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Ferenczy, Monika

Châteauvert, Monique

Greif, Mel

De Palma, Angela

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

Glasgow, Clyde

Loubert, Myreille

Gray, Jacqueline

Mackie, Mary Lou

Janicki, Allyn

Shannon, Vicki

Kirkwood, Bill

Sloan, Louis

   

Linton, Shanlee

Vacratsis, Demetri

   

Price, Terry

Vickers, Wes

   

Robertson, Susan

     
   

For : 14

Against : 13

Absent: 7

Abstain: 1

The meeting recessed at 4:05 p.m. and resumed at 4:30 p.m.

13. Presentations of Scholarship Award s

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.)

The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, welcomed the award recipients, Jennifer Jacqueline Lauren Cook; Shyla Michele Pogany; Emma Caroline Dunn, and their guests, to the Council meeting.

The Chair noted that the Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program recognizes and supports excellence in teacher education by awarding scholarships to prospective teachers whose achievements and characteristics model those values.

She noted that in addition to the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education, the College is awarding two additional scholarships - the Ontario College of Teachers' scholarships - as part of the College's expanded scholarship program.

The Chair noted the achievements of the 11th recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education award, a teacher candidate in the consecutive education program at Queen's University, Jennifer Jacqueline Lauren Cook, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

The Chair noted the achievements of the 1st recipient of the Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship award, a teacher candidate in the consecutive education program at Queen's University, Shyla Michele Pogany, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

The Vice-Chair of Council, Marc Dubois, noted the achievements of the 1st recipient of theOntario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship award, a teacher candidate in the concurrent education program at Brock University, Emma Caroline Dunn, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

Each of the recipients: Jennifer Jacqueline Lauren Cook, Shyla Michele Pogany and Emma Caroline Dunn addressed and thanked Council for honouring them with the awards.

The meeting recessed at 4:50 p.m.


Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 5-6, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15thFloor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: December 6, 2013

Present : Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT,
Christine Bellini, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand,
Monique Châteauvert, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT,
Bill Kirkwood, Monique Lapalme Arseneault, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT, (from 10:50 a.m.), Louis Sloan, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT,
Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Maria Bouwmeester, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Dobi Dawn Frenette, Robert Gagné, Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT

Presiding

Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy, Lori Lukinuk

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

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

14.1 Finance Committee
(Timed Item: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.)

14.1.1 Report (GC20131205-124)

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

14.1.2 Ontario College of Teachers 2014 Budget (GC20131205-125)

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, presented the proposed 2014 Budget on a page-by-page basis. The Deputy Registrar and Controller responded to questions after each page had been reviewed.

Members were advised that the College would be launching the paid media component of the Public Awareness Initiative in March 2014. A chart providing the spending allocation and the targeted media selections would be posted on CouncilNet for members' information.

Throughout the two-day Council meeting, members of Council were provided with an opportunity to view the creative components of the initiative and ask questions of College staff in the Members' Lounge.

It was moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee, and CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2014 budget as contained in document GC20131205-125 with an annual membership fee of $150.00 effective January 1, 2014.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

Bouragba, Ahmed

Bass, Sandy

Gray, Jacqueline

Bellini, Christine

Linton, Shanlee

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Vickers, Wes

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Ferenczy, Monika

Glasgow, Clyde

Greif, Mel

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Kavanagh, Matthew

   

Kirkwood, Bill

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Robertson, Susan

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 
 

For : 24

Against : 4

Absent: 7

15. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the
Special meeting of Council on December 6, 2013:

15.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 21 -Annual Membership Fees (GC20131205-136)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that College Bylaws section 21.04 a. and b. be amended as follows:

(a) the deletion of "$138" and "2012" to be substituted by "$150" and "2014"; and

(b) the deletion of "or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws", and substituted with "until amended as provided by these bylaws" to read:

21.04 The annual fee shall be:

a. $150 for 2014

b. $150 for subsequent years until amended as provided by these bylaws.

The Chair advised members that the following documents that related to the annual membership fee would be distributed to Council members at the conclusion of the meeting:

1. A notice from the Chair of Council and the Registrar explaining how the membership fee was used.

2. A pie chart that detailed how the fee worked at the Ontario College of Teachers.

3. An infograph "Behind the 2014 Budget" detailing the Council's Budget Framework.

4. Ontario Regulatory Bodies 2013 Membership Fee Comparison chart.

The Chair advised that information regarding the annual membership fee increase would be communicated to members at the conclusion of the meeting. In addition, the information mentioned above would be posted on the web.

16. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • December 6, 2013, Special Meeting
  • March 27-28, 2014

17. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Signed:

Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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