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Minutes of the Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on October 12-13, 2000 in the Council Chambers, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order and Welcome

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Business Arising

5. Committee Reports

6. Committee Reports (Continued)

7. New Business

8. Business Arising (Continued)

9. Registrar’s Report

10. Committee Reports

11. Correspondence

12. Notices of Motion

13. Next Meetings

14. Adjournment

SESSION I

Date: October 12, 2000

Present: Samy Appadurai, Liz Barkley, Jackie Breithaupt, Douglas Brown, Bill Bryce, Sterling Campbell, Larry Capstick, Doug Carter, Paul Charron, Wayne Cornack (at 2:10 p.m.), Janet Cornwall, John Cruickshank (Vice-chair), Patrick Daly, Margaret Dempsey (by telephone), Solette N. Gelberg, Jean Hanson, Donna Marie Kennedy (Chair), Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise, Diane Leblovic, Elayne McDermid, George Merrett, Karen Mitchell, Larry Mongeon, Harry Mulvale, Ron Rambarran, Cecilia Reynolds (1:00 — 2:00 p.m.), David Somer, Frances Thorne, Clarice West-Hobbs, Margaret Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Ernie Checkeris

Speaker: Lise St. Eloi

Guests: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Kathy Anstett, Joe Atkinson, Margaret Aubé, Peter Brown (from 2:00 p.m.), Myrtle Herzenberg, Genny Humby, Linda Grant, Richard Lewko, Charlie Morrison, Patrick O’Neill, Lynda Palazzi

1. Call to Order and Welcome

The Chair, Donna Marie Kennedy, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda (GC20001012-135)

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the October 12-13, 2000 meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, June 8-9, 2000 (GC20001012-136)

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the June 8-9, 2000 meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

3.2 Special Meeting, July 7, 2000 (GC20001012-138)

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the July 7, 2000 Special Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

3.3 Special Meeting, August 24, 2000 (GC20001012-140)

It was noted that the total of the recorded votes on page 3, should read "21".

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the August 24, 2000 Special Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved as corrected.

3.4 In Camera Session, Special Meeting - August 24, 2000 (GC20001012-142C)

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the In Camera session held during the August 24, 2000 Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

4. Business Arising

4.1 Report of the Ad hoc Committee on Preparation Time for Elected Council Members (GC20001012-143)

The report of the Ad hoc Committee on Preparation Time for Elected Council Members was received. The Chair, Donna Marie Kennedy, spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, "that policies and procedures be developed to address replacement costs to employers for elected members of Council."

It was moved and seconded by Steering, "that the motion be amended by the insertion of the word "actual" before the words "replacement costs", to read: "That policies and procedures be developed to address actual replacement costs to employers for elected members of Council."

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

CARRIED,

That policies and procedures be developed to address actual replacement costs to employers for elected members of Council.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, “that the replacement costs for each elected member be established at the beginning of each Council member’s term."

It was moved by Harry Mulvale and seconded by Donna Marie Kennedy, “that Council postpone indefinitely the consideration of the motion to establish replacement costs for each elected member at the beginning of each Council member’s term.”

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, seconded by John Cruickshank, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

A vote was taken on the postponement motion, and

CARRIED,

That the following motion be postponed indefinitely:

That the replacement costs for each elected member be established at the beginning of each Council member’s term.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, “that preparation time be allowed for the following Council committee meetings: Investigation Panels, Accreditation Panels, Registration Appeal Panels.”

It was moved by Sterling Campbell and seconded by Marilyn Laframboise, “that the motion be amended by inserting the words “not to exceed one day preparation time for each one day meeting” before the words “be allowed”, to read: “That preparation time, not to exceed one day preparation time for each one day meeting, be allowed for the following Council committee meetings: Investigation Panels, Accreditation Panels, Registration Appeal Panels.

The motion was withdrawn.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and

CARRIED,

That preparation time be allowed for the following Council committee meetings: Investigation Panels, Accreditation Panels, Registration Appeal Panels.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, "that under special circumstances, Chairs of other Council committees, in consultation with the Registrar, may make recommendations for the allotment of preparation time, not to exceed the current agreement of one day preparation time for each one day meeting.

It was moved and seconded by Steering, "that the motion be amended by substitution and deletion to read as follows: 'That under special circumstances, the Registrar, in consultation with Chairs of other Council committees, may allot preparation time, not to exceed one day preparation time for each one day meeting'."

It was moved by Karen Mitchell, seconded by John Cruickshank, but

LOST,

That the question be put.

It was moved by George Merrett and seconded by Larry Capstick, “that the amendment motion be amended by the deletion of the words, "not to exceed one day preparation time for each one day meeting”, to read: “That under special circumstances, the Registrar, in consultation with Chairs of other Council committees, may allot preparation time.”

A vote was taken on the amendment to the amendment motion, but

LOST,

That under special circumstances, the Registrar, in consultation with Chairs of other Council committees, may allot preparation time.

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

CARRIED,

That under special circumstances, the Registrar, in consultation with Chairs of other Council committees, may allot preparation time, not to exceed one day preparation time for each one day meeting.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, "that the Chair of Council be granted an annual paid leave of absence not to exceed 90 days."

It was moved and seconded by Steering, "that the recommendation, 'That the Chair of Council be granted an annual paid leave of absence not to exceed 90 days,' be referred to the next meeting of Council.”

It was moved by Bill Bryce, seconded by Clarice West-Hobbs, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the amendment motion to grant the Chair of Council an annual paid leave of absence not to exceed 90 days, until after the timed-item at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2000.

Staff agreed to distribute the legal opinion regarding the granting of a paid leave of absence, at the break, to allow Council members the appropriate time to consider the motion.

Consideration of this matter is continued under item 8.1 (pages 9 & 10).

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Finance(GC20001012—165, GC20001012—166, GC20001012—167, GC20001012—168, GC20001012—169, GC20001012—181) - Timed Item - 2:00 p.m.

The Ontario College of Teachers 2001 Recommended Budget and reports of the Finance Committee were considered at this time. The Chair, Solette N. Gelberg, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

It was agreed to provide Council members with the information necessary to indicate how the final amount budgeted for line 9.4 Discipline Hearings of document GC20001012-166 was determined.

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair of Finance, “that Council approve the 2001 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers at an operating deficit of $1,844,500 and a capital expenditure total of $1,761,000."

It was moved by Ron Rambarran, seconded by Sterling Campbell, but

LOST,

That line 10.62 Database Development (GC20001012-166) of the 2001 budget be amended by substitution to read $800,000 (eight hundred thousand).

It was moved by Harry Mulvale and seconded by Wayne Cornack, "that Council postpone consideration of the motion to refer approval of the 2001 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers at an operating deficit of $1,844,500 and a capital expenditure total of $1,761,000, to the November 2-3, 2000 meeting of Council."

Marilyn Laframboise challenged the Speaker's ruling that a postponement motion was acceptable on the grounds that it was substantially the same motion as was defeated at the previous Council meeting.

A vote was taken, and the ruling of the Speaker was upheld.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by John Cruickshank, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

A vote was taken on the postponement motion, but

LOST,

That Council postpone consideration of the following motion to the November 2-3, 2000 Council Meeting:

That Council approve the 2001 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers at an operating deficit of $1,844,500 and a capital expenditure total of $1,761,000.

Donna Marie Kennedy requested a recorded vote.

Recorded Vote:

For: Against:  
Samy Appadurai Jackie Breithaupt  
Liz Barkley Douglas Brown  
Sterling Campbell Bill Bryce  
Wayne Cornack Larry Capstick  
Donna Marie Kennedy Doug Carter  
Harry Mulvale Paul Charron  
Clarice West-Hobbs Janet Cornwall  
  John Cruickshank  
  Patrick Daly  
  Margaret Dempsey  
  Solette Gelberg  
  Jean Hanson  
  Martin Kings  
  Marilyn Laframboise  
  Diane Leblovic  
  Elayne McDermid  
  George Merrett  
  Karen Mitchell  
  Larry Mongeon  
  Ron Rambarran  
  David Somer  
  Frances Thorne  
For: 7 Against: 22 Absent: 2

It was moved by Paul Charron, seconded by John Cruickshank, but

LOST,

That the question be put.

It was moved by Wayne Cornack, seconded by Patrick Daly, and

CARRIED,

That Council extend the debate on the budget of the Ontario College of Teachers by 20 minutes.

It was moved by Donna Marie Kennedy, seconded by John Cruickshank, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2001 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers at an operating deficit of $1,844,500 and a capital expenditure total of $1,761,000.

Harry Mulvale requested a recorded vote.

For: Against:  
Samy Appadurai Liz Barkley  
Jackie Breithaupt Sterling Campbell  
Douglas Brown Larry Capstick  
Bill Bryce Wayne Cornack  
Doug Carter Donna Marie Kennedy  
Paul Charron Larry Mongeon  
Janet Cornwall Harry Mulvale  
John Cruickshank Ron Rambarran  
Patrick Daly Clarice West-Hobbs  

Margaret Dempsey

   

Solette Gelberg

   
Jean Hanson    
Martin Kings    
Marilyn Laframboise    
Diane Leblovic    
Elayne McDermid    
George Merrett    
Karen Mitchell    

David Somer

   

Frances Thorne

   
For: 20 Against: 9 Absent: 2

The meeting recessed at 5:50 p.m.

SESSION II

Date: October 13, 2000

Present: Samy Appadurai, Liz Barkley, Jackie Breithaupt, Doug Carter, Douglas Brown, Bill Bryce, Sterling Campbell, Larry Capstick, Paul Charron, Janet Cornwall, John Cruickshank (Vice-chair), Patrick Daly, Solette N. Gelberg, Jean Hanson, Donna Marie Kennedy (Chair), Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise, Diane Leblovic, Elayne McDermid, George Merrett, Karen Mitchell, Larry Mongeon, Harry Mulvale, Ron Rambarran, David Somer, Frances Thorne, Clarice West-Hobbs, Margaret Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Ernie Checkeris, Wayne Cornack, Margaret Dempsey, Cecilia Reynolds

Speaker: Lise St. Eloi

Guests: L. Thomas Forbes (McCarthy Tétrault), Angus McKinnon, (Heenan Blaikie), Legal Counsel for Lakehead University (until 10:00 a.m.), Julia Sullivan, Dean, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University (until 10:00 a.m.)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Kathy Anstett, Joe Atkinson, Margaret Aubé (until 12 noon), Rick Chambers (until 10:00 a.m.), Myrtle Herzenberg, Genny Humby, Linda Grant, Richard Lewko (until 12 noon), Charlie Morrison, Patrick O’Neill, Lynda Palazzi, Laura Sheehan (until 10:00 a.m.)

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

6. Committee Reports (continued)

6.1 Finance(GC20001012—165, GC20001012—166, GC20001012—167, GC20001012—168, GC20001012—169, GC20001012—181) (Continued)

The Ontario College of Teachers August and September Financial Statements were considered at this time. The Chair, Solette N. Gelberg, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

7. New Business

7.1 Lakehead University - Request for reconsideration of Accreditation Committee Decision (GC20001012—172) Timed Item - 9:00 a.m.

Prior to the arrival of the guests, Council was advised that both the Chair of the Accreditation Committee and Counsel for Lakehead University would have an opportunity to speak to their written submissions for up to 20 minutes each.

Larry Capstick, Chair of the Accreditation Committee, made a presentation to Council. He reviewed the agreement signed by both the Registrar and the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University to participate in the initial accreditation process and on-site review. He referred to the Initial Accreditation Handbook outlining the Accreditation Process and to the Lakehead University Initial Accreditation Committee Report of June 2000.

Angus T. McKinnon, Counsel to Lakehead University, made a presentation on behalf of the University. He referred Council members to the submission contained in Lakehead's Request for Reconsideration of the Accreditation Decision of the Ontario College of Teachers Accreditation Committee in respect of Lakehead University's Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs. He stated that it was the position of Lakehead University that the Ontario College of Teachers did not have jurisdiction to accredit, with or without conditions, pre-service teacher education programs at Lakehead and that the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers is without jurisdiction to review or reconsider an initial accreditation decision of Lakehead's pre-service program. He requested that the conditions imposed on Lakehead be removed.

It was moved and seconded by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the request for reconsideration of the accreditation of the Faculty of Education of Lakehead University to the current Accreditation Committee for review and report back to Council.

The meeting was informed that the Accreditation Committee was scheduled to meet on October 27, 2000 to review the request from Lakehead University. Council members were requested to put any questions in writing to the Registrar.

8. Business Arising (Continued)

8.1 Report of the Ad hoc Committee on Preparation Time for Elected Council Members (GC20001012-143) (Continued)

The amendment motion was considered at this time. (See item 4.1, pages 4 & 5).

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

CARRIED,

That the recommendation: "That the Chair of Council be granted an annual paid leave of absence not to exceed 90 days", be referred to the next meeting of Council.

8.2 Report from the Registrar on the Implementation of the Agreement in Principle - Labour Mobility Chapter of the Agreement on Internal Trade/Teaching Profession (GC20001012—145)

The Report from the Registrar on the Implementation of the Agreement in Principle - Labour Mobility Chapter of the Agreement on Internal Trade/Teaching Profession was received. The Registrar spoke to the report and answered questions.

8.3 Report from the Finance Committee - Annual Fee Collection Process Referral (GC20001012—146)

The Finance Committee's Report on the Annual Membership Fee Collection Process was received. Solette N. Gelberg spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, Chair of the Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That the Proposed Annual Fee Collection Process and Timetable for 2001 be approved (GC20001012-146).

8.4 Ethical Standards/Code of Ethics - Clarification (GC20001012—147)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes:

Amendment to the Bylaws - Section 19. - Code of Ethics Moved by Steering

That the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the deletion of the existing subsection 19.01 and by the renaming of the remaining text and title of section 19, to read:

Section 19 - Code of Ethics for Council Members

There shall be a Code of Ethics for members of the Council, which shall be the Code of Ethics for the Council Members, adopted from time to time by the Council. (See Schedule 1).

9. Registrar’s Report (GC20001012—164)

The Registrar’s Report was received. Margaret Wilson spoke to the report and answered questions. She thanked Council members and staff for their support since the College's inception.

10. Committee Reports

10.1 Executive/Chair’s Report (GC20001012-148)

The report of the Executive Committee/Chair was received. Donna Marie Kennedy spoke to the report and answered questions. She thanked members of Council and staff for their contribution to the work of the College.

10.2 Discipline (GC20001012—149)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, George Merrett, spoke to the report and advised the meeting that the Committee had met on September 28, 2000 and had addressed most of the Robin's report recommendations that had been referred to it. A report would be made to the next Executive Committee meeting, February 15-16, 2001.

10.3 Fitness to Practise (GC20001012—151)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report and advised the meeting that the Committee had met on September 28, 2000 to consider the Robin's report recommendations.

10.4 Investigation (GC20001012—153, GC20001012—154)

The reports of the Investigation Committee were received. The Chair, Harry Mulvale, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

10.5 Registration Appeals (GC20001012—155, GC20001012—156)

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

10.6 Standards of Practice & Education (GC20001012—157, GC20001012—158, GC20001012—159, GC20001012—160)

The reports of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee were received. The Chair, Clarice West-Hobbs, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

It was moved by Clarice West-Hobbs, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession be approved (GC20001012-157).

It was moved by Clarice West-Hobbs, and

CARRIED,

That the single document incorporating the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession, Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and the revised Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession be approved (GC20001012-157).

It was moved by Clarice West-Hobbs, and

CARRIED,

That the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of Section 32.02 to read: “The following are hereby prescribed as the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession:

Members of the Ontario College of Teachers in their position of trust and influence:

  • maintain professional relationships with students
  • recognize and respect the privileged nature of the relationship that teachers maintain with students
  • demonstrate impartial and consistent respect for all students as individuals with distinctive and on-going learning needs and capacities
  • respect confidential information about students unless disclosure is required by law or personal safety is at risk
  • model respect for human dignity, spiritual values, cultural values, freedom, social justice, democracy and the environment
  • work with members of the College and others to create a professional environment that supports the social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, cultural, moral and emotional development of students
  • base relationships with parents or guardians in their role as partners in the education of students, on respect, trust, and communication
  • co-operate with professionals from other agencies in the interest of students and as required by law
  • act with integrity, honesty, fairness and dignity
  • respect the confidential nature of information about members of the College obtained in the course of professional practice unless disclosure is required by law or personal safety is at risk
  • comply with the Acts and regulations
  • advise the appropriate people in a professional manner when policies or practices exist that should be reviewed or revised.”

10.7 Accreditation (GC20001012—161, GC20001012—162)

The reports of the Accreditation Committee were received. The Chair, Larry Capstick, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

It was moved by Larry Capstick, "That the Accreditation Handbook for Programs of Professional Teacher Education be approved (GC20001012-162)".

It was moved by Solette Gelberg, seconded by Martin Kings, but

LOST,

That the motion be amended by substitution as follows: "That the Accreditation Handbook remain a draft to be referred back to the Accreditation Committee for further review and refinement."

A vote was taken on the main motion, and

CARRIED,

That the Accreditation Handbook for Programs of Professional Teacher Education be approved (GC20001012-162).

Each of the Committee Chairs thanked members of their Committees and staff for their contribution over the past three and a half years.

11. Correspondence

The following items of correspondence were noted:

11.1 Letter from the Institute of Catholic Education - Accreditation of Faculties of Education (GC20001012-177)

11.2 Letter from Brock University re Accreditation Review (GC20001012-170)

11.3 Letter and Attachment from Nipissing University re Associate Teacher Bonus (GC20001012-171)

12. Notices of Motion

The following Notices of Motion were read into the Minutes:

1. Amendment to the Bylaws - Section 6. - Editorial Board

Moved by Doug Carter

1. That Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by:

i) The addition of subsection 6.01(d), to read:

6.01 (d) Editorial Board

ii) Inserting a new subsection 6.05, to read:

6.05 Editorial Board

a) The Executive Committee shall appoint five members of Council to the Editorial Board.

b) Two members of the Editorial Board shall be persons who were appointed to the Council under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act.

c) Three of the members of the Editorial Board shall be persons who were elected to Council under clause 4(2)(a) of the Act.

d) The Editorial Board shall:

i) oversee the publication of the College's official publication Professional Speaking/Pour parler profession, including the development of editorial and advertising policy.

ii) consider copy for publication.

2. That Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by renumbering all following subsections 6.06-6.16.

2. Amendment to the Bylaws - Section 21 - Annual Fee Collection

Moved by Solette Gelberg, Chair of the Finance Committee

That subsection 21.04 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution so that 21.04 would read:

"21.04 The annual fee shall be:

a) $110 for 2002

b) $110 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws."

3. Amendment to the Bylaws - Section 6 - Human Resources Advisory Committee

Moved by Doug Carter

That subsection 6 of the Bylaws of the Ontario Ontario College of Teachers be amended by:

1. The addition of subsection 6.01 (e) to read:

6.01 (e) Human Resources Committee

2. Inserting a new subsection 6.06 to read:

6.06 Human Resources Committee

a) The Executive shall appoint five (5) members of Council to the Human Resources Committee.

b) The Committee shall consist of the Chair of Council, the Vice-Chair and an additional three (3) members of Council.

c) Two members of the Human Resources Committee shall be persons who were appointed to Council under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act.

d) Three members of the Human Resources Committee shall be persons who were elected to Council under clause 4(2)(a) of the Act.

e) The Human Resources Committee

i) shall monitor the implementation of the Salary Administration Program on an annual basis.

ii) shall advise Council on the process for hiring the Registrar and Deputy Registrar.

iii) shall make recommendations to Council regarding the Human Resources Policies of the College.

f) That Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by renumbering all subsections following 6.07.

4. Budget Process

Moved by Sterling Campbell

That the staff consider the zero based budget flat line budgeting process for the year 2002 budget year to be implemented at the start of the staff deliberation regarding budget.

13. Next Meetings

  • November 2-3, 2000
  • March 22-23, 2001

The Vice-Chair, John Cruickshank, thanked the Chair, Donna Marie Kennedy, and the Registrar, Margaret Wilson for their leadership and their contribution to the College. He also thanked Lyn Voorhees, Secretary to the Chair and Council, for the support she gave to Council.

14. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Recommended:

Chair , Donna Marie Kennedy

Dated

Registrar, Margaret Wilson

Dated

Approved:

Signed: Chair, Larry M. Capstick

Dated

Signed: Registrar, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson

Dated

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