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MINUTES

Council Meeting

Council Chambers, 15th Floor,

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

December 1-2, 2016

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 1-2, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Public Presentations

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Finance Committee

5.1.1 Report

5.1.2 2017 Budget

6. Minutes

6.1 Meeting, September 29-30, 2016

6.2 Meeting, In Camera Session, September 30, 2016

6.3 Meeting, November 8, 2016

7. Business Arising

7.1 Governance Committee Recommendation: Amendment to Election Regulation re Realignment of Council Positions

8. Registrar’s Report

8.1 Financial Report as September 30, 2016

9. Committee Reports (Continued)

9.1 Investigation Committee

10. Address by Minister of Education

11. Committee Reports (Continued)

11.1 Investigation Committee (Continued)

12. Registrar’s Report (Continued)

12.1 Report

12.1.1 Addendum to Report

13. Presentations of Scholarship Awards

14. Chair’s Report

14.1 Report. 12

15. Committee Reports (Continued)

15.1 Executive Committee

15.2 Discipline Committee

15.3 Fitness to Practise Committee

15.4 Registration Appeals Committee

15.5 Standards of Practice and Education Committee

15.6 Accreditation Committee

15.7 Accreditation Appeal Committee

15.8 Human Resources Committee

15.9 Editorial Board

15.10 Governance Committee

15.11 Quality Assurance Committee

16. Correspondence

17. New Business.

17.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 25.01 – Contents of the Register (Inclusion of Degrees and Dates of Degrees)

17.2 Council Member Disqualification Process: Interim Suspensions: Council member in contravention of oath, conflict of interest

17.3 Council Meeting Schedule (amend meeting date from June 7-8, 2018 to May 29-30, 2018)

17.4 Amendment to the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation Additional Qualification Additions and Name Change

17.5 Appointment of the Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee and Appointment to the Executive Committee

18. Notices of Motion

18.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 25.01 – Contents of the Register (Reprimands)

18.2 Notice of Motion: College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 25 – Contents of the Register and Section 26 – Information to be Removed from the Register

19. Next Meeting(s) of Council

20. Adjournment

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 1-2, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Present : Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT; Brian Beal, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Shabnum Budhwani; Marie-Louise Chartrand; Ann Ciaschini, OCT (via teleconference); Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair); Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Robert Gagné; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Marie-Thérèse Hokayem; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Matthew Kavanagh, OCT; Colleen Landers; Shanlee Linton, OCT (via teleconference); Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair); Shannon Marcus, OCT; Richard Michaud, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Bill Petrie; Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT; Robert Ryan, OCT; Anthony Samchek, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Wes Vickers, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Marie-Claude Yaacov; Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; James Knopp; Tom Potter; Vicki Shannon, OCT; Jennifer Stewart, OCT

Guests: Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education (from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) Scholarship recipient: Krista Bradshaw (from 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Presiding

Officers: Jim Dunsdon, Lori Lukinuk

Staff: Kim Bauer; Chantal Bélisle, OCT; Tan Crombie; Roch Gallien, OCT; Myrtle Herzenberg; Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar); Richard Lewko; Iona Mitchell (in place of Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT); Charlie Morrison

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Jim Dunsdon, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair noted that Shabnum Budhwani’s term of office will expire on December 15, 2016. She thanked Shabnum for her contributions to Council and the committees on which she served.

The Chair welcomed Marie-Louise Chartrand and Robert Gagné back to Council. Each had been reappointed to Council for an additional year.

The Chair informed Council members that the Registrar had purchased “Le français est un cadeau” buttons for Council members and staff. The buttons are to be worn to promote the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French.

The Chair advised members that following the debriefing sessions, the requests of various Council members were honoured by increasing the space between the windows and tables and by screening the Council motions.

It was noted that Myreille Loubert and Robert Gagné comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time (GC20161201-104, revised)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the December 1-2, 2016 Council meeting be approved.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar- Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 6

It was agreed that Council members would be entitled to one full day of preparation time.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Public Presentations

There were no public presentations.

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Finance Committee

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 1, 2016)

5.1.1 Report (GC20161201-120)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Marie-Louise Chartrand, spoke to the report. She noted that the committee had considered the feedback received from Council members following the September budget briefing session.

5.1.2 2017 Budget (GC20161201-121)

The Controller, Fred Towers, reviewed the 2017 Budget with Council. The Deputy Registrar and Controller responded to questions.

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

It was moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee, “That Council approve the 2017 budget as contained in document GC20161201 -121 with an unchanged annual membership fee of $150.00 by offsetting operating budget pressures with a restricted cash reserve draw.

It was moved by Matthew Kavanagh, Chair of the Governance Committee, “ That Council approve an additional $30,650 for the 2018 election to be spent in 2017.”

It was moved by Angela De Palma, seconded by Myreille Loubert, but it was

LOST ,

That Council approve amending the amendment motion as follows:

That Council approve an additional $30,650 for the 2018 election to be drawn from the 2017 budget.

eScribe Vote:

For: Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg

Against: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Sara Nouini, Robert Ryan, Stéphane Vallée, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 13

Against : 17

Abstain: 0

Absent: 6

It was moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, seconded by Matthew Kavanagh, and CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to the amendment motion as follows:

That Council approve t hat the budget as outlined in document GC20161201- 121 be amended to read, under line 14, a budget of $105,650.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Ann Ciaschini, Jane Ishibashi, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Bill Petrie, Stéphane Vallée, Wes Vickers

Result

For : 23

Against : 7

Abstain: 0

Absent: 6

A vote was taken on the amendment to the amendment motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve t hat the budget as outlined in document GC20161201- 121 be amended to read, under line 14, a budget of $105,650.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Ann Ciaschini, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Bill Petrie, Stéphane Vallée, Wes Vickers

Result

For : 21

Against : 8

Abstain: 1

Absent: 6

Further discussion ensued on the main motion as amended.

It was moved by Robert Gagné, seconded by Jane Ishibashi, and

CARRIED ,

That the question be called on the budget motion.

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2017 budget as contained in document GC20161201- 121, as amended, with an unchanged annual membership fee of $150.00 by offsetting operating budget pressures with a restricted cash reserve draw.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Ann Ciaschini, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Bill Petrie, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers

Result

For : 19

Against : 8

Abstain: 2

Absent: 7

6. Minutes

The Presiding Officer noted that the Minutes would be approved by consensus.

6.1 Meeting, September 29-30, 2016 (GC20161201-105)

The Minutes of the Council Meeting held on September 29-30, 2016 were approved by unanimous consent.

6.2 Meeting, In Camera Session, September 30, 2016 (GC20161201-107C)

The Minutes of the in camera session of the Council Meeting held on September 30, 2016 were approved by unanimous consent.

6.3 Meeting, November 8, 2016 (GC20161201-108)

It was noted that the motion approving the agenda on page 2 should read November 8 and not November 3.

The Minutes of the Special meeting of Council held via teleconference on November 8, 2016, as amended, were approved by unanimous consent.

7 . Business Arising

7.1 Governance Committee Recommendation: Amendment to Election Regulation re Realignment of Council Positions (GC20161201-110)

The report on the amendment to the Election Regulation re the realignment of Council positions was received. The Registrar noted that Council had referred this matter back to the Governance Committee for their consideration pending information that was related to how other regulatory bodies reflect the northern regions of the province within their Council compositions.

The Chair of the Governance Committee spoke to this matter.

It was moved by Matthew Kavanagh, Chair of the Governance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council withdraw the following motion:

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg. 293/00) to:

- merge the northeast and northwest regions into one northern region with one part-time/full-time and two full-time elected positions

- create a new French-language public board – elementary position

- rename the existing French-language public board – elementary or secondary position to reflect secondary only.

eScribe Vote:

For: Brian Beal, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers,

Shanlee Linton, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Jean-Luc Bernard, Myreille Loubert

Result

For : 26

Against : 2

Abstain: 1

Absent: 7

8. Registrar’s Report

It was agreed to move the Registrar’s Report to follow the Minister’s presentation.

8.1 Financial Report as September 30, 2016 (GC20161201-113)

The Ontario College of Teachers’ Financial Report as at September 30, 2016 was received. The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

9. Committee Reports (Continued)

9.1 Investigation Committee (GC20161201-116)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Ryan, spoke to the report.

Robert Gagné, Chair of the Discipline Committee, noted that the Discipline Committee was also in favour of the Investigation Committee having the authority to order medical assessments where it would assist the Investigation Committee in determining the appropriate committee to which the matter should be referred.

It was agreed to continue discussion of the topic following the Minister’s address to Council.

10. Address by Minister of Education

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

The Chair welcomed and introduced the Minister of Education, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, who addressed Council and thanked them for their work, their commitment to education, their partnership in the development of Bill 37 and the implementation of the enhanced teacher education program. She congratulated the College on developing procedures that were transparent, accountable, fair and inclusive to ensure the safety and protection of students and for promoting teacher professionalism. The Minister acknowledged Council’s concerns about the Protecting Students Act, specifically about the removal of disciplinary decisions from the College’s website when terms, conditions and limitations had been fulfilled, but also said the College may exercise judgment to keep disciplinary decisions public.

A question and answer session ensued.

The Vice-Chair, Myreille Loubert, thanked the Minister for addressing Council members.

11. Committee Reports (Continued)

11.1 Investigation Committee (GC20161201-116) (Continued)

Shanlee Linton, Chair of the Fitness to Practise Committee, reported that the Fitness to Practice Committee was also in favour of the Investigation Committee having the authority to order medical assessments to ensure that the matter was dealt with appropriately.

A question and answer session followed.

It was moved by Robert Ryan, Chair of the Investigation Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council request the Minister amend the Ontario College of Teachers Act to provide the Investigation Committee with the authority to order a medical assessment of a member’s fitness to practise in order to support the Investigation Committee’s role of investigating and referring complaints.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Stéphane Vallée, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 28

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 7

Jim Dunsdon assumed the role of presiding officer.

12. Registrar’s Report (Continued)

12.1 Report (GC20161201-112)

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

The Registrar advised that following the implementation of the province’s enhanced teacher education program, there has been increased interest across the sector for students completing additional qualification courses at the time of their initial teacher education program. He advised that a survey would be conducted to determine the effectiveness of the Additional Qualification courses and that he would report to Council once the analysis of the results had been completed.

12.1.1 Addendum to Report (GC20161201-140)

The addendum to the Registrar’s report on The Protecting Students Act was received. The Registrar noted that at the September meeting, Council had requested that the Minister make amendments to the Act to address a number of areas of concern. He advised that of the eight areas of concern only one area had led to a subsequent amendment by the Government. The Registrar advised members on how the College could remain in compliance with the Act and still maintain all discipline decisions on the College website and available to the public. He further advised that the College’s legal counsel and ministry staff had confirmed that since the Act provides the College with bylaw authority to determine when notations of decisions or resolutions are to be removed from the register, it is within the College’s authority to keep these decisions posted on the website. The Registrar advised that he would be presenting a Notice of Motion for consideration at the March 2017 Council meeting as a result of the provisions of Bill 37. (See pages 20-23.)

The Registrar demonstrated how decisions and notations were posted to the public register and the College website.

In response to a request to improve the search engine capacity for the digital component of the magazine, the Registrar advised that he would consider this matter and report to Council at a future meeting.

The Registrar agreed to consider a request to link the Ethical Standards and the professional advisories to disciplinary decisions in Professionally Speaking/ Pour parler profession so that an explicit connection can be made between these matters.

13. Presentations of Scholarship Awards

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4:45 p.m.)

The Chair, Angela De Palma, welcomed award winner Krista Bradshaw and her 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.

The Chair noted the achievements of Maria Sinclair of Western University, the recipient of the Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship award for the 2016-2017 year, and advised that a cheque for $2,000 would be sent to her.

The Vice-Chair of Council, Myreille Loubert, noted the achievements of Patrick Vaillancourt of the Université Laurentienne, the recipient of the Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/ Senior Scholarship award for the 2016-2017 year, and advised that a cheque for $2,000 would be sent to him.

The Chair noted the achievements of Krista Bradshaw of Queen’s University, the recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education award for the 2016-2017 year, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

Krista Bradshaw addressed and thanked Council for honouring her with the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education award.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 1-2, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: Friday, December 2, 2016

Present : Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT: Brian Beal, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Shabnum Budhwani; Marie-Louise Chartrand (via teleconference until 2:30 p.m.); Ann Ciaschini, OCT (via teleconference); Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair); Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT (until 2:15 p.m.); Robert Gagné; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Marie-Thérèse Hokayem (until 2:15 p.m.); Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Matthew Kavanagh, OCT; Colleen Landers; (via teleconference until 2:00 pm.); Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair) (until 2:15 p.m.); Shannon Marcus, OCT; Richard Michaud, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Bill Petrie; Robert Ryan, OCT; Anthony Samchek, OCT; Vicki Shannon, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT (until 2:10 p.m.); Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Wes Vickers, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Marie-Claude Yaacov; Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Godwin Ifedi; James Knopp; Shanlee Linton, OCT; Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT; Tom Potter; Jennifer Stewart, OCT

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk

Staff: Kim Bauer; Chantal Bélisle, OCT; Tan Crombie; Roch Gallien, OCT; Myrtle Herzenberg; Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar); Richard Lewko; Iona Mitchell (in place of Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT); Charlie Morrison

The meeting resumed at 1:00 p.m.

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

14. Chair’s Report

14.1 Report (GC20161201-114)

The Chair’s Report was received. The Chair, Angela De Palma, spoke to her report. The Chair projected a picture of a painting by artist Bruce Beardy that she had presented to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) on behalf of the College in recognition of Saskatchewan’s teaching profession being granted the privilege of self-regulation. The Chair displayed a framed piece of glass artwork depicting wheat from Berting Glass that she had accepted from the SPTRB, on behalf of the College.

15. Committee Reports (Continued)

15.1 Executive Committee (GC20161201-115)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair, Angela De Palma, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

The Chair agreed that she would request the Executive Committee to consider the timing of the awards for the scholarships, given that two of the three recipients were unable to attend the award ceremony.

15.2 Discipline Committee (GC20161201-117)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Gagné, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

The Chair advised that the committee had met on November 18, 2016 and discussed the topic of reprimands. He spoke to the survey results of the practices of other regulators in cases where reprimands are not delivered as scheduled. He noted that the committee had examined a recommendation that reprimands of members issued by the Discipline Committee be delivered orally in a public forum, transcribed and appended, in full text form, to the Discipline Committee panel’s written reasons for its decision. He also noted that a protocol would be developed to address the concern of members failing to appear to hear the reprimand. He advised that the committee’s Rules of Procedure would be amended to encompass this process, once Council approves of the amendments to the Rules related to recording and publication of reprimands.

The Chair advised that a Notice of Motion would be read into the Minutes requesting the details of reprimands appear on the register by way of a link to the disciplinary decision. (See page 20.)

15.3 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20161201-118)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Stéphane Vallée, spoke to the report and responded to questions. It was noted that it was not in the purview of the Fitness to Practise Committee to issue reprimands.

15.4 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20161201-119)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Brian Beal, spoke to the report.

15.5 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20161201-122)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Richard Michaud, spoke to the report.

15.6 Accreditation Committee (GC20161201-123)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Nicole van Woudenberg, spoke to the report.

15.7 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report.

15.8 Human Resources Committee (GC20161201-124)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Wes Vickers, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Wes Vickers, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the Council Member Application for Employment with the College policy as outlined in document GC20161201- 124, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For : 25

Against : 0

Abstain: 4

Absent: 7

It was moved by Wes Vickers, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the College Employees’ Nomination to Council policy as outlined in document GC20161201- 124, Attachment 2.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Against: Jane Ishibashi

Result

For : 25

Against : 1

Abstain: 2

Absent: 8

Since Council has endorsed this policy, a collateral amendment to the Election Regulation (O. Reg. 293/00) is required.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend O. Reg. 293/00, Election of Council Members to read as follows:

7.1(1) A person is eligible to be nominated to a position on Council if that person,

(a) is an elector,

(b) resides in Ontario,

(c) is not employed by or in the College, or if a former employee, at least 12 months has elapsed, and

(d) satisfies the nomination requirements set out in subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5) with respect to the position.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For : 26

Against : 0

Abstain: 2

Absent: 8

15.9 Editorial Board (GC20161201-125)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Myreille Loubert, spoke to the report. She noted a correction to the report under the heading “Future Meeting Date”, where it should read the March issue of the magazine, not the December issue.

15.10 Governance Committee (GC20161201-126)

The report of the Governance Committee was received. The Chair, Matthew Kavanagh, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was noted that the Council referral motion had been dealt with under Business Arising. (See pages 7-8)

It was noted that the motion related to the budget had been dealt with under the discussion of the 2017 Budget. (See pages 5-7)

15.11 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20161201-127)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Ryan, spoke to the report.

16. Correspondence (GC20161201-128 to -132)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

· Letter of Invitation to the Minister of Education to Address Council (GC20161201-128)

· Letter to the Minister of Education re Council Motions from September 2016 Council meeting (GC20161201-129)

· Letter to the Minister of Education re Proposed Amendments to Bill 37 (Previously Bill 200) (GC20161201-130)

· Letter to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation re Information on Public Register (GC20161201- 131)

  • Open Letter to the Minister of Education re Transparency Concerns (GC20161201-132)

17. New Business

17.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 25.01 – Contents of the Register (Inclusion of Degrees and Dates of Degrees) (GC20161201-133)

The Registrar reminded Council members that at its September 29-30, 2016 meeting, a notice of motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the December Council related to the recording of degrees and the dates of the degrees on the public register.

The Manager of Membership Records, Iona Mitchell, explained that the requested amendment would put into bylaw what the College has been doing since its inception with respect to the recording of degrees and the dates of the degrees on the public register.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 25.01 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by adding the following sub-section (g) to read as follows:

25.01 In addition to the information prescribed by section 23 of the Act, the register shall contain:

(g) any undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree granted to a member, with the name of the post-secondary educational institution authorized to grant the degree, and the date the member completed the degree.

The current subsections 25.01(g)-(i) would be renumbered as required.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Myreille Loubert, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For : 26

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 9

17.2 Council Member Disqualification Process: Interim Suspensions: Council member in contravention of oath, conflict of interest (GC20161201-134)

The briefing note on Interim Suspension Process – Conflicts of Interest and Breaches of Oath/Affirmation was received. The Director of Corporate and Council Services, Richard Lewko, explained that Council member conduct is addressed by the Council member code of ethics contained in the College bylaws and in Ontario Regulation 72/97. He advised that following Council’s approval of the interim suspension process, and while the College was working with the Ministry to draft the necessary regulatory amendments, it was noted that the interim suspension process should be extended to cover failures to disclose a conflict of interest and breaches of the oath/affirmation. Without the extension of this process, only conduct that is incompatible with the position of a Council member would be able to be reviewed for a possible interim suspension.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Council member interim suspension process be amended to include complaints against Council members regarding failure to disclose conflicts of interest and breaches of the oath/affirmation.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For : 21

Against : 0

Abstain: 2

Absent: 13

The Director of Corporate and Council Services advised Council that once the draft regulatory amendments had been finalized they would be provided to Council for review and approval.

17.3 Council Meeting Schedule (amend meeting date from June 7-8, 2018 to May 29-30, 2018) (GC20161201-135)

The Registrar spoke to the proposal to amend the meeting date for the June 2018 Council meeting. He noted that the reason for the proposal was to minimize costs and to provide Council members with an opportunity to attend the College bi-annual conference on Inspiring Public Confidence which would be held on May 31 – June 1, 2018.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve a change in date for the June 2018 Council meeting to May 29 – May 30, 2018 and the Annual Meeting of Members to May 29, 2018.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Angela De Palma, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Ann Ciaschini, Shannon Marcus, Vicki Shannon

Result

For : 17

Against : 3

Abstain: 3

Absent: 13

17.4 Amendment to the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation Additional Qualification Additions and Name Change (GC20161201-136, -136C)

The Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation, Roch Gallien, advised members that the motions approved by Council at their September meeting to amend Regulation 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications, were now in regulation for their consideration.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to 0. Reg. 176/10, Teachers’ Qualifications, as outlined in document GC20161201- 136C.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 22

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 14

The Registrar noted that the black-cornered regulation would be signed following the meeting and sent directly to the Minister.

17.5 Appointment of the Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee and Appointment to the Executive Committee (GC20161201-137)

The Registrar informed Council members that it was Council’s responsibility to appoint chairs to committees and to make appointments to the Executive Committee.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council confirm the appointment of Ravi Vethamany as the Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Robert Gagné, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 21

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 15

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Ravi Vethamany to the Executive Committee.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Robert Gagné, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Shannon Marcus, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 23

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 13

Ravi Vethamany thanked Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, the previous chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, for her leadership and for providing the indigenous community with a voice on the committee.

18. Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes for consideration at the March 2-3, 2017 Council Meeting:

18.1 College Bylaws – Proposed Amendment to Section 25.01 – Contents of the Register (Reprimands) (GC20161201-136)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that section 25.01 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by adding the following sub-section (c) to read as follows:

25.01 In addition to the information prescribed by section 23 of the Act, the register shall contain:

c. the decision of the Discipline Committee on the College website that is linked to the register, in accordance with section 23(2)(b.5) of the Act, shall include the text of any reprimand ordered by the Discipline Committee and delivered to the member.

18.2 Notice of Motion: College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 25 – Contents of the Register and Section 26 – Information to be Removed from the Register (GC20161201-137)

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that Section 25 and 26 of the College Bylaws be amended by deletion, addition and substitution as follows:

Section 25 - Contents of the Register

25.01 In addition to the information prescribed by section 23 of the Act, the register shall contain:

a. each member's College registration number

b. if the Discipline Committee has made a decision, or adopted a resolution, a notation stating: subject to any order of the Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committees, if a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity has been made :

i. that fact

ii. the date of the finding, decision or the date of the adoption of the resolution

iii. the finding, if any

iv. the fact of any penalty ordered, subject to any order made by the Discipline Committee pursuant to section 30(5) of the Act with respect to the period of time that any reprimand, admonishment or counselling shall be recorded on the register.

the penalty,

v. if under appeal, a notation statement to that effect

vi. in the case of a decision of the Discipline Committee, a hyperlink to the decision that is contained on the College’s website.

vii. if terms, limitations, conditions have been imposed, a notation to that effect

viii. if a member is reinstated following cancellation or revocation of the member's certificate a notation statement to that effect.

c. the decision of the Discipline Committee on the College website that is linked to the register, in accordance with section 23(2)(b.5) of the Act, shall include the text of any reprimand ordered by the Discipline Committee and delivered to the member.

d. subject to any order of the Fitness to Practise Committee, if a decision of the Fitness to Practise Committee has been made, a notation stating:

i. that fact

ii. the date of the decision

iii. the disposition, if any

iv. if under appeal, a statement to that effect

e. If the Investigation Committee adopts a resolution that provides for a notation to be included on the register, a notation stating:

i. the fact of the adoption of the resolution

ii. the date of the adoption of the resolution

iii. the disposition, if any

iv. if under appeal, a statement to that effect

v. if the resolution provides for the resolution, summary of the resolution or a part of the resolution to be published on the College’s website, a link to that publication

f. where a matter has been referred to the Discipline Committee under section 26, 29 or 33 of the Act, a notation stating that fact and the date of the referral .

g. the date on which the member’s certificate of qualification and registration was issued and, if applicable, the termination or expiration date

h.the basic qualifications of the member as entered on the member's certificate of qualification

i. any additional qualifications of the member as entered on the member's certificate of qualification

j. any program of teacher education which has been completed by the member and entered on the member's certificate of qualification.

k. a notation that a Notice of Hearing has been issued, as a result of referral from the Investigation Committee to the Discipline Committee, and the notation will remain on the register until the matter has been resolved

l. a summary of a restriction imposed on a member’s right to teach (practise) eligibility to teach or practice the profession as a result of an undertaking or an agreement entered into between the member and the College or one of its statutory committees

m. a summary of a restriction imposed on a member’s right to teach that has been imposed by a court or other lawful authority, including the name of the court or other lawful authority that imposed the restriction, and the date the restriction was imposed.

Section 26 - Information to be Removed from the Register

26.01 Notwithstanding section 23 of the Act, and other provision of the bylaws:

a. if:

i. a finding of professional misconduct was made against a member, and

ii. the penalty imposed was limited to a reprimand, admonishment, counselling, or a fine, and

iii. at least three (3) years have elapsed since the order became final,

the finding of professional misconduct and the order shall be removed from the register, subject to any order of the Discipline Committee;

b. if:

i. a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity was made against a member or conditions were imposed by the Registration Appeals Committee or the Registrar;

ii. the order imposed was limited to terms, conditions or limitations imposed upon a member’s certificate, and

iii. the terms, conditions, or limitations have been fulfilled or removed from the certificate

the content of the terms, conditions, or limitations and related finding if applicable shall be removed from the register, subject to any order of the Discipline, Fitness to Practise, or Registration Appeals Committees.

26.02 Where a member's certificate of qualification and registration has been suspended by the Registrar pursuant to section 24(1) of the Act, and that suspension has been removed pursuant to section 24 (3), the notation of that suspension shall be removed from the register.

26.02 Where a matter has been referred to the Discipline Committee under section 26, 29 or 33 of the Act, a notation stating that fact and the date of the referral shall be removed from the register when the matter has been resolved.

19. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • March 2-3, 2017

20. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

Signed:

Chair, Angela De Palma, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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