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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on June 4-5, 2009 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Minutes

5. Business Arising

6. Registrar’s Report

7. Chair’s Report

8. Committee Reports

9. Correspondence

10. New Business

11. Notices of Motion

12. Next Meeting(s) of Council

13. Adjournment

Session 1: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Present: Danny Anckle (from 1:10 p.m.), Greg Anderson, Madhu Bhardwaj, Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Tammy Bush, Don Cattani (Chair), Monique Châteauvert, Brian Doubleday, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Dobi-Dawn Frenette (from 2:20 p.m.), Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Anne Marie Levesque (until 4:30 p.m.), Bill Matheson, Heather Nagy (until 3:00 p.m.), Jacques Pavesi, Ruth Ann Penny, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart, John Tucker,

Henry Tyndorf, Hanno Weinberger, Sharon Young Kipp, Michael Salvatori (Registrar)

Regrets: Bill Kirkwood, Alison Morawek, Jacques Tremblay

Presiding Officers: Bob Boyle, Peter Lipman

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Francine Dutrisac, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar), Linda Zaks-Walker

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

The Presiding Officer noted the documents distributed at the meeting.

The Chair advised members that Alison Morawek had given birth to a son. He noted that a congratulations card would be sent to her from Council members.

The Chair welcomed Michael Salvatori the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the College.

The Registrar, Michael Salvatori, addressed Council and thanked them for his appointment. He thanked Lise Roy-Kolbusz and Francine Dutrisac for the work they had done as Interim Registrar and Acting Deputy Registrar. He also thanked the Directors for assuming additional responsibilities prior to his arrival.

In response to an enquiry the Registrar undertook to consider the French translation of the Registrar’s report to Council.

It was noted that Annilee Jarvis and John Tucker comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda (GC20090604-70)

It was agreed to amend the agenda in order to discuss confidential aspects of the Registrar’s Report and the Finance Committee Report during an in camera session.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the June 4-5, 2009 Council meeting be approved as amended.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, March 26-27, 2009 (GC20090604-71)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on March 26-27, 2009 be approved.

4.2 Meeting, In Camera, March 26, 2009 (GC20090604-73C)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held in camera on March 26, 2009 be approved.

4.3 Meeting, In Camera, March 27, 2009 (GC20090604-74C)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held in camera on March 27, 2009 be approved.

4.4 Special Meeting, April 22, 2009 (GC20090604-75)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on April 22, 2009 be approved.

4.5 Special Meeting, In Camera (Session 1), April 22, 2009 (GC20090604-77C)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held in camera (session 1) on April 22, 2009 be approved.

4.6 Special Meeting, In Camera (Session 2), April 22, 2009 (GC20090604-78C)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held in camera (session 2) on April 22, 2009 be approved.

4.7 Special Meeting, May 4, 2009 (GC20090604-79)

It was agreed to delete the notation relating to confidential information on page 4 of the Minutes.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on May 4, 2009 be approved, as amended.

4.8 Special Meeting, In Camera Session, May 4, 2009 (GC20090604-81)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held in camera on May 4, 2009 be approved.

5. Business Arising

5.1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position (GC20090604-82, -83)

The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position was received. The Chair of the Committee, Rosemary Fontaine, spoke to the report and answered questions. The Chair thanked Richard Lewko and Kim Bauer for their assistance in preparing the report.

It was moved by Rosemary Fontaine, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position, “That Council approve the following recommendations:

  1. That the position of Chair of the fifth Council remain full-time.

  2. That the full-time position be reviewed by an ad hoc committee at least one year prior to the end of the term of the fifth Council.

  3. That the Registrar develop an orientation plan for the incoming Chair of the fifth Council.

  4. That Section 6.05(b) of the College’s bylaws be amended by deleting “or Vice-Chair of the Council” to read: Human Resources Committee: (b) One (1) member of the committee shall be the Chair of the Council.

  5. That the Chair use office time in preparation for all committee and panel meetings of which he/she is a member.

  6. That the employment agreement for the position of Chair be revised (as outlined in Appendix A) to include:

That the annual salary for the full time Chair be set at $140,000 in the first year, with annual cost of living adjustments.

That the Chair be entitled to four (4) weeks vacation in the first year of the agreement, and five (5) weeks vacation in each of the second and third years.

That the Chair be provided with a moving allowance of $3,500 in each of the first and third years of the agreement, with no provision for a furnished apartment for use during the term.

That the Chair be reimbursed for all authorized business travel and out of pocket expenses incurred in connection with his/her duties as Chair.

That the Chair be provided with a parking space at the College on those days that he/she requires parking, with no other provision for daily commuting costs.

That subject to review by the Executive Committee, the Chair be reimbursed for up to four return visits to his/her Ontario residence on an annual basis to accommodate emergencies such as a personal illness, the illness of a family member or a family bereavement, with no other provision for return visits to a former residence.”

It was moved by Don Cattani, seconded by Gord Hough, and

CARRIED,

That the motion relating to the Full-Time Chair position be split into six parts.

A discussion took place on the first part of the split motion: “That Council approve that the position of Chair of the fifth Council remain full-time.”

It was moved by Dean Favero, seconded by Henry Tyndorf, but it was

LOST,

That the question be put on the position of the full-time Chair.

Further discussion took place on the position of the full-time Chair.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Laura Featherstone, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the position of the full-time Chair.

A vote was taken on the first part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the position of Chair of the fifth Council remain full-time.

Bob Boyle assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

A discussion took place on the second part of the split motion: “That Council approve that the full-time position be reviewed by an ad hoc committee at least one year prior to the end of the term of the fifth Council.”

It was moved by Laura Featherstone, seconded by Gord Hough, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the review of an ad hoc committee on the position of the full-time Chair.

A vote was taken on the second part of the split motion, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the full-time position be reviewed by an ad hoc committee at least one year prior to the end of the term of the fifth Council.

A discussion took place on the third part of the split motion: “That the Registrar develop an orientation plan for the incoming Chair of the fifth Council.”

It was moved by Bill Matheson, seconded by Clyde Glasgow, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the motion be amended by the addition of the words “in consultation with the Executive Committee" after the word “Registrar”, to read:

That Council approve that the Registrar in consultation with the Executive Committee develop an orientation plan for the incoming Chair of the fifth Council.

A vote was taken on the third part of the split motion, as amended, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Registrar in consultation with the Executive Committee develop an orientation plan for the incoming Chair of the fifth Council.

A vote was taken on the fourth part of the split motion, and it was

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: Human Resources Committee: (b) One (1) member of the committee shall be the Chair of the Council.

It was noted that this motion was being approved in principle and that a notice of motion would be read into the Minutes to deal with the bylaw amendment.

A discussion took place on the fifth part of the split motion: “That Council approve that the Chair use office time in preparation for all committee and panel meetings of which he/she is a member.”

It was agreed to delete the words “use office time in” and substitute the words “job description include” in its place.

A vote was taken on the fifth part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Chair’s job description include preparation for all committee and panel meetings of which he/she is a member.

A discussion took place on the sixth part of the split motion: “That Council approve that the employment agreement for the position of Chair be revised (as outlined in Appendix 1) to include:

That the annual salary for the full time Chair be set at $140,000 in the first year, with annual cost of living adjustments.

That the Chair be entitled to four (4) weeks vacation in the first year of the agreement, and five (5) weeks vacation in each of the second and third years.

That the Chair be provided with a moving allowance of $3,500 in each of the first and third years of the agreement, with no provision for a furnished apartment for use during the term.

That the Chair be reimbursed for all authorized business travel and out of pocket expenses incurred in connection with his/her duties as Chair.

That the Chair be provided with a parking space at the College on those days that he/she requires parking, with no other provision for daily commuting costs.

That subject to review by the Executive Committee, the Chair be reimbursed for up to four return visits to his/her Ontario residence on an annual basis to accommodate emergencies such as a personal illness, the illness of a family member or a family bereavement, with no other provision for return visits to a former residence.”

It was moved by Nick Forte, seconded by Garry Humphreys, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the recommendation be referred to the Executive Committee for the development of a compensation package for the full-time Chair and that a report be provided to the members of the fourth and fifth Councils for information.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Hanno Weinberger, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the employment agreement for the position of Chair be split into six parts.

Further discussion took place on the employment agreement for the position of full-time Chair.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Mel Greif, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the employment agreement for the position of Chair.

A vote was taken on the sixth part of the split motion, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that the employment agreement for the position of Chair be revised (as outlined in Appendix 1) to include:

That the annual salary for the full time Chair be set at $140,000 in the first year, with annual cost of living adjustments.

That the Chair be entitled to four (4) weeks vacation in the first year of the agreement, and five (5) weeks vacation in each of the second and third years.

That the Chair be provided with a moving allowance of $3,500 in each of the first and third years of the agreement, with no provision for a furnished apartment for use during the term.

That the Chair be reimbursed for all authorized business travel and out of pocket expenses incurred in connection with his/her duties as Chair.

That the Chair be provided with a parking space at the College on those days that he/she requires parking, with no other provision for daily commuting costs.

That subject to review by the Executive Committee, the Chair be reimbursed for up to four return visits to his/her Ontario residence on an annual basis to accommodate emergencies such as a personal illness, the illness of a family member or a family bereavement, with no other provision for return visits to a former residence.

5.2 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners (GC20090604-84, -85)

The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners was received. The Chair of the Committee, Hanno Weinberger, spoke to the report and answered questions. The Chair thanked staff for their assistance in preparing the report. He thanked the committee members for the work they had done.

It was moved by Hanno Weinberger, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners: “That Council approve that:

  1. The Registrar’s Report on the College Mandate be available to College stakeholders in order to inform members of the public and the teaching profession about the College’s role as a professional self-regulator.

  2. The Registrar’s column in Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession address future mandate issues and concerns.

  3. The College continue to use cross-organizational committees to strengthen collaborative working relationships between the College and its stakeholders. Examples include issue specific working groups, inter-staff committees, writing sessions and consultations.

  4. The College use a plain-language question and answer document to help clarify the College’s statutory responsibilities.

  5. The content of the College magazine be expanded to include:

    1. information that is specifically relevant to College members

    2. information that presents the viewpoint of Council members through contributions directly from Council members

    3. information about how Council committees work, including photos of committee members at work.

  6. Committees of Council provide opportunities for College stakeholders to share issues or make presentations to committees as appropriate.

  7. While recognizing that the College’s spokespersons are identified as the Registrar and the Chair, the College provide opportunities for current and former Council members to attend local information sessions with College members and educate attendees about the mandate and activities of the College.

  8. The College continue the use of technological formats such as webinars, pod-casts, video teleconferencing and online streaming as a means through which to deliver seminars and provide information about College and Council activities.

It was agreed to remove the words: “at work” from motion 5 (c) as a friendly amendment, so that the motion would read:

5. The content of the College magazine be expanded to include:

c. information about how Council committees work, including photos of committee members.

It was moved by Gord Hough, seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that motion 7 be amended by substituting the word “educate” with the words “share with” and by adding the word “information” after the word “attendees”, and adding “and to report to Council any questions, concerns or feedback from these sessions” at the end of the sentence, to read:

That Council approve that while recognizing that the College’s spokespersons are identified as the Registrar and the Chair, the College provide opportunities for current and former Council members to attend local information sessions with College members and share with attendees information about the mandate and activities of the College, and to report to Council any questions, concerns or feedback from these sessions.

A vote was taken on motion 7, as amended, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that while recognizing that the College’s spokespersons are identified as the Registrar and the Chair, the College provide opportunities for current and former Council members to attend local information sessions with College members and share with attendees information about the mandate and activities of the College, and to report to Council any questions, concerns or feedback from these sessions.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Hanno Weinberger, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the following motion to the Registrar for study and report back to the November 2009 Council meeting:

That Council approve that while recognizing that the College’s spokespersons are identified as the Registrar and the Chair, the College provide opportunities for current and former Council members to attend local information sessions with College members and share with attendees information about the mandate and activities of the College, and to report to Council any questions, concerns or feedback from these sessions.

It was moved by Henry Tyndorf, seconded by Annilee Jarvis, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that motion 5 be amended by addition, substitution and deletion, to read:

That Council approve that the Editorial Board consider expanding the content of the College magazine to include:

  • information that is specifically relevant to College members
  • information that presents the viewpoint of Council members through contributions directly from Council members
  • information about how Council committees work, including photos of committee members.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Don Cattani, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the remaining motions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8.

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve that:

  1. The Registrar’s Report on the College Mandate be available to College stakeholders in order to inform members of the public and the teaching profession about the College’s role as a professional self-regulator.

  2. The Registrar’s column in Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession address future mandate issues and concerns.

  3. The College continue to use cross-organizational committees to strengthen collaborative working relationships between the College and its stakeholders. Examples include issue specific working groups, inter-staff committees, writing sessions and consultations.

  4. The College use a plain-language question and answer document to help clarify the College’s statutory responsibilities.

  5. The content of the College magazine be expanded to include:

    1. information that is specifically relevant to College members

    2. information that presents the viewpoint of Council members through contributions directly from Council members

    3. information about how Council committees work, including photos of committee members.

  6. Committees of Council provide opportunities for College stakeholders to share issues or make presentations to committees as appropriate.

  7. The College continue the use of technological formats such as webinars, pod-casts, video teleconferencing and online streaming as a means through which to deliver seminars and provide information about College and Council activities.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.

Session II: Friday, June 5, 2009

Present: Danny Anckle (from 9:35 a.m.), Madhu Bhardwaj, Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Tammy Bush, Don Cattani (Chair), Monique Châteauvert, Brian Doubleday (until 1:20 p.m.), Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Dobi-Dawn Frenette (from 9:10 a.m.), Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Anne Marie Levesque (until 2:05 p.m.), Bill Matheson, Heather Nagy, Jacques Pavesi, Ruth Ann Penny, Tanya Roberts (until 12 noon), Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart (until 2:05 p.m.), John Tucker (until 2:00 p.m.), Henry Tyndorf, Hanno Weinberger, Sharon Young Kipp, Michael Salvatori (Registrar)

Regrets: Greg Anderson, Bill Kirkwood, Alison Morawek, Jacques Tremblay

Presiding Officers: Bob Boyle, Peter Lipman

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Francine Dutrisac, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar), Linda Zaks-Walker

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

5.3 Fair Registration Practices — Proposed Regulation (GC20090604-86C, -87)

It was noted that details related to the proposed Fair Registration Practices Regulation had been provided to Council members during the previous morning’s Council briefing session. No further discussion took place.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the proposed Fair Registration Practices Regulation as outlined in document GC20090604-86C.

It was noted that the black-cornered Fair Registration Practices Regulation would be signed by the Chair of Council and the Registrar, and be forwarded to the Ministry of Education this day.

5.4 Teachers’ Qualifications Review

5.4.1 Status on Recommendations (GC20090604-88)

It was noted that the status on the recommendations relating to the Teachers’ Qualifications Review had been provided to Council members during the previous morning’s Council briefing session. No further discussion took place.

5.4.2 Report on Changes to Schedules of Regulation 184/97, Consultations (GC20090604-89, 90)

It was noted that details related to changes to the Schedules of Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications, had been provided to Council members during the previous morning’s Council briefing session. A further question and answer session took place.

It was moved by Steering, “That Council approve the following amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications:

  1. Rename the current qualification Environmental Science in Schedule A, D and E as Environmental Science/Environmental Studies.
  2. Add a new qualification to Schedule C — Environmental Education.
  3. Move the Kindergarten qualification from Schedule C to Schedule D.
  4. Require that a candidate who wishes to take Part I of the three-part specialist qualification Kindergarten in Schedule D to hold qualifications in the primary division.
  5. Enable candidates who completed the one-session qualification Kindergarten in Schedule C or previously Childhood Education to enter Part II of the three-part specialist qualification Kindergarten in Schedule D, and
  6. That Council confirm that Guidance and Career Education remain as a qualification in Schedule D only.

It was agreed that the motions be split.

A vote was taken on the first part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications to rename the current qualification Environmental Science in Schedule A, D and E as Environmental Science/Environmental Studies.

A vote was taken on the second part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications to add a new qualification to Schedule C — Environmental Education.

A vote was taken on the third part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications to move the Kindergarten qualification from Schedule C to Schedule D.

A vote was taken on the fourth part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications to require that a candidate who wishes to take Part I of the three-part specialist qualification Kindergarten in Schedule D hold qualifications in the primary division.

A vote was taken on the fifth part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve an amendment to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications to enable candidates who completed the one-session qualification Kindergarten in Schedule C or previously Childhood Education to enter Part II of the three-part specialist qualification Kindergarten in Schedule D.

A vote was taken on the sixth part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council confirm that Guidance and Career Education remain as a qualification in Schedule D only.

5.4.2 Report on Technological Education Consultations (GC20090604-91, 92)

It was noted that details related to the Technological Education consultations had been provided to Council members during the previous morning’s Council briefing session. A further question and answer session took place.

It was moved by Steering, “That Council approve that:

  1. The definition of “technological qualifications” in Regulation 184/97 be amended to replace the term “wage-earning experience” with the term “ work experience”.
  2. A clause be added to the definition of “technological qualifications” to enable work experience in a preparation program, including that completed in conjunction with a degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma or with an apprenticeship, to count toward meeting the work experience requirement identified in the definition.
  3. A clause be added to the definition of “technological qualifications” that would require a candidate to complete at least one year of paid work experience subsequent to the preparation program.
  4. Section 40 (5) of Regulation 184/97 be amended to deem the following courses as equivalent to one entry for a subject from Schedule B for Grades 9 and 10 for the purpose of entry to the Honour Technological Education Specialist course:

    Science and Technology, Grades 7 and 8

    Co-operative Education, Part I

    Guidance and Career Education, Part I

    Schedule F, Part I

    Leadership en milieu minoritaire

    Academic or trade certification beyond that required for initial certification

    Special Education, Part I

    English as a Second Language, Part I

    Actualisation linguistique en français/Perfectionnement du français, Part I

It was agreed that motion number three be separated from the rest of the motions.

A vote was taken on the first part of the split motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that:

  1. The definition of “technological qualifications” in Regulation 184/97 be amended to replace the term “wage-earning experience” with the term “work experience”.
  2. A clause be added to the definition of “technological qualifications” to enable work experience in a preparation program, including that completed in conjunction with a degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma or with an apprenticeship, to count toward meeting the work experience requirement identified in the definition.
  3. Section 40 (5) of Regulation 184/97 be amended to deem the following courses as equivalent to one entry for a subject from Schedule B for Grades 9 and 10 for the purpose of entry to the Honour Technological Education Specialist course:

    Science and Technology, Grades 7 and 8

    Co-operative Education, Part I

    Guidance and Career Education, Part I

    Schedule F, Part I

    Leadership en milieu minoritaire

    Academic or trade certification beyond that required for initial certification

    Special Education, Part I

    English as a Second Language, Part I

    Actualisation linguistique en français/Perfectionnement du français, Part I

A vote was taken on the second part of the split motion, but it was

LOST,

That Council approve that:

A clause be added to the definition of “technological qualifications” that would require a candidate to complete at least one year of paid work experience subsequent to the preparation program.

The Registrar undertook to review whether work experience for technological teachers could include teaching experience as part of the reframing of the Teachers’ Qualification Regulation.

6. Registrar’s Report

6.1 Report (GC20090604-93C, -132)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar, Michael Salvatori, spoke to the report and answered questions.

The Registrar provided details of the Appeal Court decision where the College had appealed the decision of the Registration Appeal Committee in the case of Daniel Arbour and noted that a Certificate of Qualification and Registration would be issued to him and that costs of $5,000 would be paid to him. The Appeal Court decision had upheld the decision of the Registration Appeals Committee.

Copies of the Reasons for Judgment in the case between the Ontario College of Teachers and Daniel Arbour were distributed to Registration Appeals Committee members and those Council members who requested a copy of the judgment.

The Registrar advised Council members that the Partnership Table was reviewing Equity and Inclusiveness in Education.

The Registrar noted that details related to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) had been provided to Council members during the previous morning’s Council briefing session. The Registrar agreed to provide Council members with a side-by-side analysis of language proficiency requirements in other Canadian jurisdictions.

The Registrar advised that the 2008 Annual Report had been launched the previous day and that this was the first time that the College had launched an interactive annual report providing members, stakeholders, the public and the media with current information about the teaching profession in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way. The Registrar agreed to report to Council on developing a different format and timeline for holding the Annual Meeting of Members.

The Registrar agreed to provide a side-by-side analysis on initial teacher education program requirements in other Canadian jurisdictions and make this information available to Council members.

The Registrar agreed to provide Council members with an opportunity to view the materials relating to the Professional Designation via an exhibit at the College.

Bob Boyle assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

It was moved by Steering, 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, the Presiding Officers and staff present.

Council moved into an in camera session at 10:50 a.m.

Council moved out of the in camera session at 11:10 a.m.

6.2 Review of French-Language Services (GC20090604-94)v

The report of the Review of French-Language Services June 2009 was received. The Director of French-Language Service, Francine Dutrisac, spoke to the report and noted closure of the three-year plan.

6.3 2009 Review and Update of Budget Initiatives (GC20090604-95)

The report of the 2009 Review and Update of Budget Initiatives was received. The Deputy Registrar, Lise Roy-Kolbusz spoke to the report and answered questions.

7. Chair’s Report

7.1 Report (GC20090604-96, -133)

The report of the Chair was received. The Chair, Don Cattani, spoke to the report. The Chair noted that the Partnership Table had agreed to develop and revise policies on equity and inclusive education for implementation by school boards in the Fall of 2010.

Copies of the brochure “Realizing the Promise of Diversity - Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy” were distributed to Council members.

The Chair noted that at its May 14-15, 2009 meeting, the Executive Committee had reviewed several variations for the term “suspended — non-payment of fees’ on the public register, and had recommended maintaining the use of the term on the public register.

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee (GC20090604-97C, -98)

The Executive Committee reports were received. The Chair, Don Cattani, spoke to the reports.

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20090604-99)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Paul Brazeau, spoke to the report. He thanked the members who had served on the committee for the work they had done. He welcomed the new Manager of Investigations, Lynne Latulippe, to the College.

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20090604-100, -101, -102)

The reports of the Discipline Committee were received. The Vice-Chair, Brent Hamelin, spoke to the report and answered questions.

The original motion from the committee was noted: That Council consider an equitable process for compensation of both elected and appointed members with respect to cancellation or adjournment of College activities with less than forty-eight hours notice, with a report back to Council.

The Vice-Chair stated that he was in agreement with the amendment proposed by the Steering Committee and wished that motion to be put on the floor.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the motion be amended by substituting the words “request that the Registrar provide” in place of “Council consider”, to read:

That Council request that the Registrar provide an equitable process for compensation of both elected and appointed members with respect to cancellation or adjournment of College activities with less than forty-eight hours notice, with a report back to Council.

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Registrar provide an equitable process for compensation of both elected and appointed members with respect to cancellation or adjournment of College activities with less than forty-eight hours notice, with a report back to Council.

8.3.1 Jurisdiction of the Discipline Committee to Issue Publication Bans (GC20090604-103, -104)

The Issue Sheet re the Jurisdiction of the Discipline Committee to Issue Publication Bans was received.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, “That Council approve a legislative change to the Ontario College of Teachers Act that mirrors the authorities of the Regulated Health Professions Act to enable Discipline panels to order publication bans on particular matters arising from disciplinary proceedings.”

It was agreed to substitute the word “approve” with the word “recommend” as a friendly amendment.

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

CARRIED,

That Council recommend a legislative change to the Ontario College of Teachers Act that mirrors the authorities of the Regulated Health Professions Act to enable Discipline panels to order publication bans on particular matters arising from disciplinary proceedings.

The Vice-Chair thanked staff for their assistance during hearings and training sessions.

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20090604-105, -106, -107)

The reports of the Fitness to Practise Committee were received. The Chair, Rosemary Fontaine, spoke to the reports. She thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for the work they had done.

Rosemary Fontaine withdrew the following motion as it had been dealt with under the report of the Discipline Committee: That Council consider an equitable process for compensation of both elected and appointed members with respect to cancellation or adjournment of College activities with less than forty-eight hours notice, with a report back to Council.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20090604-108, -109)

The reports of the Registration Appeals Committee were received. The Chair, Dean Favero, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

8.6 Finance Committee (GC20090604-110)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the report. He thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

8.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20090604-113, -114, -142)

The reports of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee were received. The Chair, Nick Forte, spoke to the reports. He thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

Copies of the booklet, “Education, Communication and Dissemination of the Standards from 2007-2009” were distributed to the members.

Peter Lipman assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

8.8 Accreditation Committee (GC20090604-115, -116)

The reports of the Accreditation Committee were received. The Chair, Gord Hough, spoke to the reports. He thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

8.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee (GC20090604-117)

The report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee was received. The Chair, Brian Doubleday, spoke to the report. He thanked committee members, Susan Robertson (a previous member of the committee), John Tucker (a previous member and Vice-Chair of the committee), and staff for work done.

8.10 Human Resources Committee (GC20090604-118)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Paul Brazeau, spoke to the report and answered questions. He thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

8.11 Editorial Board (GC20090604-119, -131)

The reports of the Editorial Board were received. The Chair, Annilee Jarvis, spoke to the reports and answered questions. She thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

The Chair noted that the College magazine had received three awards at the KRW Awards presentation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Monday, June 1, taking one gold and two silvers.

  • gold for Best Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature for Le français dépoussiéré, the feature on changes to French spelling that appeared in the March 2008 issue of Pour parler profession
  • silver for Best Illustration for Marie-Eve Tremblay’s work in the same article
  • silver for Best Profile of a Person for the article on Plantagenet tech ed teacher Marc Lalonde, written by Jean-François Dugas, that appeared in the December 2008 Pour parler profession.

She noted that this was the first year that Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession had entered the competition and she was pleased that eight of the 12 entries were included among the Top Ten lists in four categories, both visual and editorial.

In Greening Your Print — one of the professional development seminars that draw magazine industry people to this annual event — the College magazine was also cited as an example of how to achieve high-quality printing on FSC or recycled paper.

8.12 Election Committee (GC20090604-120, -121)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Heather Nagy, spoke to the report and answered questions. She thanked committee members for the work they had done.

It was moved by Heather Nagy, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the destruction of the electronic ballots associated with the 2009 Council election.

8.13 Nomination Committee

There was no report of the Nomination Committee at this time. The Chair,

Laura Featherstone, advised Council members that the Nomination Committee would be meeting on June 22nd to review the list of candidates for Council Chair and Vice-Chair and to make recommendations for committee membership to the 5th Council on July 2nd.

The Chair thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

8.14 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20090604-122)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Sharon Young Kipp, spoke to the report and answered questions. The Chair advised Council members that a 2010 Certificate of Professional Designation would be made available to the members of the 4th Council.

The Chair thanked members who had served on the committee and staff for work done.

9. Correspondence (GC20090604-123, -124, -125)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter from the Ministry of Education re Temporary Letters of Approval (GC20090604-123)
  • Letter from the Ministry of Education re Professional Designation (GC20090604-124)
  • Letter to the Ministry of Education re Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Response (GC20090604-125)

10. New Business

10.1 Bylaws - Proposed Amendments re Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, and 18) (Nomination Committee Mandate) (GC20090604-126, -127)

The following motion was read into the Minutes at the March 26-27, 2009 Council Meeting:

That Council approve that Section 6 — Special and Ad Hoc Committees, Section 7 - Committee Vacancies, Section 8 - Committee Reports, and Section 18 - College Publication, and Section 5 — Standing Committees, of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended, by addition, substitution and deletion as appropriate, as outlined in document GC20090604-126, Attachment 1.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the motion be amended by substituting the phrase “6.04(d)(i) provide a list of all nominations received for the office of the Chair and Vice-Chair of Council, including any nominations received from the floor” with the phrase “6.04(d)(i) provide a list of all nominations received for the office of the Chair and Vice-Chair of Council” and to add the words “6.04(d)(v) ensure that a process is in place to receive any further nominations from the floor.”

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve that Section 6 — Special and Ad Hoc Committees, Section 7 - Committee Vacancies, Section 8 - Committee Reports, and Section 18 - College Publication, and Section 5 — Standing Committees, of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended, by addition, substitution and deletion as appropriate, as outlined in document GC20090604-126, Attachment 1, as amended.

10.2 Bylaws - Proposed Amendment re Sections 6 (Quality Assurance Committee) (GC20090604-128, -129)

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, Chair, Quality Assurance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 6.02(e) of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of “identify opportunities to further support the achievement of these College objectives”, to read as follows:

6.02 Quality Assurance Committee:

(e) The Quality Assurance Committee shall assess the performance of the College relative to its objectives as defined in the Act, identify opportunities to further support the achievement of these College objectives and report annually to Council.

10.3 Council Committee Membership (GC20090604-130)

Don Cattani indicated that he was withdrawing the following motion: That Council consider changes to bylaw, if necessary, which would permit a committee consisting of five Council members to increase to seven Council members through a motion of that committee.

11. Notices of Motion

11.1 Bylaws — Proposed Amendment to Section 9 — Documents (GC20090604-134)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the November 12-13, 2009 Council meeting:

Moved by Steering:

That Council approve that section 9.09(c) of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of “or e-mail”, to read as follows:

9.09 Subject to the Act, regulations and other provisions of the bylaws, any notice to be given, or document to be served, by the College to any member of the College or Council, or to the auditor of the College, or to any other person is sufficiently given or served:

(a) by delivering it personally, or

(b) by sending a copy by courier to the last address of the person known to the Registrar, or

(c) by sending a copy by regular mail, registered mail or e-mail to the last address of such person known to the Registrar, or

(d) by faxing a copy to the last fax number of such person known to the Registrar.

11.2 Bylaws — Proposed Amendment to Section 6.05 — Human Resources Committee (GC20090604-135)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the June 19, 2009 Special Meeting of Council:

Moved by Rosemary Fontaine, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing the Full-Time Chair Position:

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.

11.3 Bylaws — Proposed Amendment to Section 2.01 — Seal of the College

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the June 19, 2009 Council meeting:

Moved by Steering:

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”

Old College Seal

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

New College Seal

12. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • June 19, 2009 — Special Meeting of Council
  • July 2, 2009 — Inaugural Meeting of the 5th Council

13. Adjournment

It was agreed that a copy of the Ad Hoc Committee Report on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners would be sent to former Council member, Don Watson.

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Don Cattani

Signed: Registrar, Michael Salvatori

Dated:

Dated:

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