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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 6-7, 2013 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. Minutes

4.1 41 Meeting, April 4-5, 2013

4.2 Special Meeting, April 29, 2013

5. Business Arising

5.1 Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee

5.2 Report on Medical Assessments

6. Registrar's Report

 6.1 Report

6.1.1 Discipline Decisions on the Public Register and College Website

6.2 Financial Report as at April 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 Stakeholders and Members of the Public Addressing Council

11. Address by the Minister of Education

12. Committe Reports (Continuned)

12.1 Finance Committee

12.11 Audited Financial Statements as at December 31, 2012

12.12 Appointment of Auditor

12.13 Finance Committee Report

13. New Business (Continued)

13.2 Strategic Planning Retreat for Council and Staff

14. Notices of Motion

14.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Additions re Regulatory Committees and proposed Process for the Selection of Chairs of Regulatory, Standing and Special Committees (Sections 5, 6 and 7)

14.2 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 – Information to be provided to the College (business address description)

14.3 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 23 re Accreditation Fees 13

15. Next Meeting(s) of Council

16. Adjournment

Session 1: June 6, 2013

Present: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT, Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Maria Bouwmeester, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette (via teleconference), Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, Allyn Janicki, OCT (until 3:00 pm), Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Bill Kirkwood (left at 2:50 pm and returned at 3:45 pm), Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT (via teleconference from 3:25 pm), Louis Sloan, OCT, Pauline Smart (until 3:00 pm), Kara Smith, OCT, John Tucker, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert

Guests: Liz Sandals, Minister of Education & ministry staff (from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm)

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Michael Kaptein (from 2:20 pm to 2:35 pm), 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 1:00 pm and welcomed all present

The Chair welcomed Susan Robertson back to Council and advised that her term had been extended by one year retroactive to the date of expiration

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

2. Agenda (GC20130606-37)

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the June 6-7, 2013 Council meeting be approved

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, April 4-5, 2013 (GC20130606-38)

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on April 4-5, 2013 be approved

4.2 Special Meeting, April 29, 2013 (GC20130606-40)

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Council Meeting held via teleconference on April 29, 2013 be approved

5. Business Arising

5.1 Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee  (GC20130606-42)

The Registrar noted that at the April 4-5, 2013 Council meeting a motion was passed referring the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee to the Executive Committee for review and report to the June 6-7, 2013 Council meeting

Richard Lewko, Director of Corporate and Council Services, spoke to the revisions to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee and advised that at its meeting on May 9, 2013, the Executive Committee had reviewed the proposed amendments to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee as outlined in document GC20130606-42, Attachment 1

5.2 Report on Medical Assessments (GC20130606-43)

The background paper on Medical Assessment with Respect to Incapacity of a Member was received  The Registrar noted that at its November 15-16, 2012 meeting, Council had referred a recommendation of the Public Interest Committee to the Investigation, Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees for study and report to the June 2013 meeting of Council, that requested an amendment to the College’s legislation to give the Investigation Committee the authority to order a medical assessment of a member’s fitness to practise
The Registrar advised that all three committees had met and made a disposition on the motion The Fitness to Practise Committee and the Discipline Committee had approved the recommendation endorsing a legislative amendment  The Investigation Committee did not approve the recommendation

Francine Dutrisac, Director of Investigations and Hearings, spoke to the background paper and responded to questions

It was moved by Steering, but it was
LOST,

That Council request an amendment to the College’s legislation to provide the Investigation Committee with the authority to order a medical assessment of a member’s fitness to practise

Roll Call Vote:


For

Against

 

Gagné, Robert

Achkewich, Stefanie

 

Greif, Mel

Bass, Sandy

 

Kirkwood, Bill

Bellini, Christine

 

Loubert, Myreille

Bouragba, Ahmed

 

Tucker, John

Bouwmeester, Maria

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

Dembek, Irene

 

Vickers, Wes

De Palma, Angela

 
 

Dores, Gale

 
 

Dubois, Marc

 
 

Ferenczy, Monika

 
 

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

 
 

Glasgow, Clyde

 
 

Gray, Jacqueline

 
 

Janicki, Allyn

 
 

Kavanagh, Matthew

 
 

Linton, Shanlee

 
 

Mackie, Mary Lou

 
 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 
 

Price, Terry

 
 

Robertson, Susan

 
 

Sloan, Louis

 
 

Smart, Pauline

 
 

Smith, Kara

 
     

For: 7

Against: 23

Absent: 5

6. Registrar's Report

Report (GC20130606-44)

The Registrar’s Report was received The Registrar spoke to his report and responded to questions
The Registrar spoke to the following matters which were not included in his report:

  • Extended initial teacher education program for Ontario teachers – expected to start in September 2015
  • Reduction of the number of spaces for applicants in teacher education programs – and the reduction in funding for the initial teacher education programs
  • The need to amend the Accreditation Regulation to encompass the new program requirements for the initial teacher education program
  • A discussion on trends in regulation is scheduled to take place on
    October 23, 2013 with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
  • The College made several presentations on diverse learners at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Registrar’s address at the Bachelor of Education Convocation at York University

6.1 Discipline Decisions on the Public Register and College Website (GC20130606-44, Attachment 1)

A document on Discipline Decisions on the Public Register and College Website was distributed to the members Francine Dutrisac, Director of Investigations and Hearings, reviewed the chart and College website screen information with the members  She explained how the outcomes, findings and dispositions appeared on the public register, College website and the hyperlinks to the public register

6.2 Financial Report as at April 30, 2013 (GC20130606-45)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at April 30, 2013 was received  The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report and responded to questions of the report

7. Chair’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20130606-46)

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

8. Committee Reports

Executive Committee (GC20130606-47)

The report of the Executive Committee was received The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20130606-48)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report and welcomed Susan Robertson back to the committee

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20130606-49)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the report and noted that dispute resolution was now being referred to as complaint resolution

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20130606-50)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received The Chair, Louis Sloan, spoke to the report He welcomed Pauline Smart to the committee and thanked Shabnum Budhwani for her contribution to the committee

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20130606-51)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received The Chair, Marc Dubois, spoke to the report and responded to questions

8.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20130606-54)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received The Chair, Gale Dores, spoke to the report

8.7     Accreditation Committee (GC20130606-55)

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

8.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee (GC20130606-56)

The report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee was received The Vice-Chair, Demetri Vacratsis, spoke to the report

8.9 Human Resources Committee

There was no report for the committee

8.10  Editorial Board

There was no report for the committee  The Chair, Christine Bellini, noted that the contents of the June issue of the magazine had been approved and that a written report would be presented to the October Council meeting

8.11     Election Committee

There was no report for the committee

8.12  Nomination Committee (GC20130606-58)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received The Acting Chair, Irene Dembek, spoke to the report and noted that Ahmed Bouragba had been elected as the Vice-Chair of the committee

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That Council appoint Irene Dembek as the Chair of the Nomination Committee

8.13  Quality Assurance Committee

There was no report for the committee  The Chair, Clyde Glasgow, noted that the committee had met on May 29, 2013 and that a written report would be presented to the October Council meeting

9. Correspondence (GC20130606-59 to -62)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter of Invitation to the Minister of Education re addressing members at the June 2013 Council Meeting (GC20130606-59)
  • Letter to Minister of Education re Recommendation 49 (GC20130606-60)
  • Letter to Minister of Education re amendment to Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members (GC20130606-61)
  • Letter to Minister of Education re amendment to Regulation 72/97, General re Council Member Interim Suspensions (GC20130606-62)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer 

10. New Business

10.1  Stakeholders and Members of the Public Addressing Council (GC20130606-63)

It was moved by Marc Dubois, seconded by Louis Sloan, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Chair of Council explore and report to Council on the feasibility and a format to allow, at future Council meetings, an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to address Council

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

 

 

Bass, Sandy

 

 

Bellini, Christine

 

 

Bouragba, Ahmed

 

 

Bouwmeester, Maria

 

 

Dembek, Irene

 

 

De Palma, Angela

 

 

Dores, Gale

 

 

Dubois, Marc

 

 

Ferenczy, Monika

 

 

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

 

 

Gagné, Robert

 

 

Glasgow, Clyde

 

 

Gray, Jacqueline

 

 

Greif, Mel

 

 

Kavanagh, Matthew

 

 

Kirkwood, Bill

 

 

Linton, Shanlee

 

 

Loubert, Myreille

 

 

Mackie, Mary Lou

 

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

 

Price, Terry

 

 

Robertson, Susan

 

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

 

Sloan, Louis

 

 

Smith, Kara

 

 

Tucker, John

 

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

 

Vickers, Wes

 

 

For: 29

Against: 0

Absent: 6

The Chair agreed to provide a report to Council on the feasibility and a format to allow, at future Council meetings, an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to address Council at the October 2013 Council meeting 

Address by the Minister of Education
(Timed Item: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm)

The Chair introduced the Minister of Education, the Honourable Liz Sandals, who addressed Council  She advised Council that the Ministry would continue funding the Transition to Teaching project as the information contained in the reports have demonstrated the need to track teacher employment She also spoke to the new components of the extended teacher education program Her address was followed by a question and answer session

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

The meeting recessed at 4:40 pm

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 6-7, 2013 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: June 7, 2013

Present: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT (from 9:15 am), Ahmed Bouragba, OCT, Maria Bouwmeester, OCT (via teleconference), Shabnum Budhwani, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Monika Ferenczy, OCT,  Dobi-Dawn Frenette (via teleconference), Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Mel Greif, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT,
Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT,  Susan Robertson, Vicki Shannon, OCT (via teleconference from 9:20 am),  Louis Sloan, OCT,  Pauline Smart (via teleconference), Kara Smith, OCT, John Tucker, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets:  Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT 

Guests: Pearlene Halfin, Associate Partner, PWC (from 9:00 am to 9:20 am)

Presiding

Officers: Peter Lipman, OCT, Douglas McCarthy

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

The meeting resumed at 9:00 am

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer 

The Chair congratulated Jean-Luc Bernard for having been awarded the Order of the Pleiade (Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade), which recognizes those who have particularly distinguished themselves by serving the ideals of cooperation and friendship of the Francophonie 

Shabnum Budhwani (Skills for Change) thanked Marc Dubois for attending the Pioneers for Change 2013 Award ceremony the previous evening and noted that the award champions the accomplishments of New Canadians

The Chair congratulated Monika Ferenczy for her recent successful participation in the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Ottawa, which has qualified her to participate in the 15th FINA World Masters Swimming Championships to be held in July 2014

12. Committee Reports (Continued)

12.1 Finance Committee (Timed Item: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 9:05 am)

12.1.1 Audited Financial Statements as at December 31, 2012 (GC20130606-52)

The Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, Terry Price, introduced and welcomed Pearlene Halfin from PricewaterhouseCoopers

Pearlene Halfin spoke to the Auditor’s Report

The Chair thanked Pearlene Halfin for her presentation to Council

It was moved by Terry Price, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, and
CARRIED,

That Council accept the December 31, 2012 Audited Financial Statements of the Ontario College of Teachers

12.12     Appointment of Auditor

It was moved by Terry Price, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, and\
CARRIED,

That Council reappoint PwC as auditors for the 2013 fiscal year

12.13     Finance Committee Report (GC20120607-53)

The report of the Finance Committee was received  The Vice-Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report and responded to questions of the report

13. New Business (Continued)

13.2  Strategic Planning Retreat for Council and Staff (GC20130606-64)

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, seconded by Bill Kirkwood, “That Council conduct a Strategic Planning Retreat with staff on October 1 & 2, 2013 with costs to come from the Council and Committees Budget”

It was agreed that it was a friendly amendment to change the date of the meeting to October 2013 rather than specify a date

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended, and it was
CARRIED,

That Council conduct a Strategic Planning Retreat with staff in October 2013 with costs to come from the Council and Committees Budget

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

 

 

Bass, Sandy

 

 

Bellini, Christine

 

 

Bouragba, Ahmed

 

 

Bouwmeester, Maria

 

 

Budhwani, Shabnum

 

 

Dembek, Irene

 

 

De Palma, Angela

 

 

Dores, Gale

 

 

Dubois, Marc

 

 

Ferenczy, Monika

 

 

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

 

 

Gagné, Robert

 

 

Glasgow, Clyde

 

 

Gray, Jacqueline

 

 

Greif, Mel

 

 

Kavanagh, Matthew

 

 

Kirkwood, Bill

 

 

Linton, Shanlee

 

 

Loubert, Myreille

 

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

 

Price, Terry

 

 

Robertson, Susan

 

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

 

Sloan, Louis

 

 

Smart, Pauline

 

 

Smith, Kara

 

 

Tucker, John

 

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

 

Vickers, Wes

 

 

 

 

 

For: 30

Against: 0

Absent: 5

The Chair advised that an external facilitator, Scott Ferguson, would be hired to conduct the proceedings of the retreat

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, seconded by Bill Kirkwood, and
CARRIED,

That Council approve the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee pursuant to section 601 (e) of the College bylaws to develop the agenda, reading materials and pre-retreat assignments for the October 2013 Council Retreat with a membership of five individuals composed of the Chair of Council, Steering Committee members, the Registrar and Director of Corporate and Council Services

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Achkewich, Stefanie

 

 

Bass, Sandy

 

 

Bellini, Christine

 

 

Bouragba, Ahmed

 

 

Bouwmeester, Maria

 

 

Budhwani, Shabnum

 

 

Dembek, Irene

 

 

De Palma, Angela

 

 

Dores, Gale

 

 

Dubois, Marc

 

 

Ferenczy, Monika

 

 

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

 

 

Gagné, Robert

 

 

Glasgow, Clyde

 

 

Gray, Jacqueline

 

 

Greif, Mel

 

 

Kavanagh, Matthew

 

 

Kirkwood, Bill

 

 

Linton, Shanlee

 

 

Loubert, Myreille

 

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

 

Price, Terry

 

 

Robertson, Susan

 

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

 

Sloan, Louis

 

 

Smart, Pauline

 

 

Smith, Kara

 

 

Tucker, John

 

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

 

Vickers, Wes

 

 

For: 30

Against: 0

Absent: 5

14. Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes for consideration at the October 3-4, 2013 Council Meeting:

14.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Additions re Regulatory Committees and proposed Process for the Selection of Chairs of Regulatory, Standing and Special Committees (Sections 5, 6 and 7) (GC20130606-66)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve the additions and deletions and renumbering to Section 5 – Standing Committees, Section 6 – Special and Ad Hoc Committees and Section 7 – Committee Vacancies, of the College Bylaws as contained in document GC20130606-66, Attachment 1

14.2  College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 31 – Information to be provided to the College (business address description) (GC20130606-67)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that section 31 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by adding the words “where the member is employed as a teacher or in which the member is in a position of trust or authority over children or students or in education” to sub-section (a) 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:

(a) the member’s business address(es) and telephone number(s) where the member is employed as a teacher or in which the member is in a position of trust or authority over children or students or in education

14.3  College Bylaws: Proposed Amendment to Section 23 re Accreditation Fees (GC20130606-68)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that section 2311 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the following addition, to read as follows:

23.11 That the renewal fee for application for the accreditation of programs of professional education be based on a one-time travel cost of $23181 per person, and a daily per diem of $22290 per person for the number of days needed to conduct a site visit

15. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • October 3-4, 2013

16. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 am

 

 

 

Signed:

Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

 

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

 

 

 

 

Dated:

 

Dated:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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