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Minutes of Council Meetings

MINUTES

Council Meeting

Council Chambers, 15th Floor,

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

September 29-30, 2016

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on September 29-30, 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. New Business

4.1 Appointment of Southeast Region Full-time Member

5. Public Presentations

6. Minutes

6.1 Meeting, June 2-3, 2016

7. Business Arising

7.1 Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016 - Issues requiring Council direction

8. New Business (Continued)

8.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee

9. Business Arising (Continued)

9.1 Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016 - Issues requiring Council direction (Continued)

9.2 Duty to Report - Attestation

10. Chair's Report

10.1 Registrar's Performance Appraisal (In Camera)

11. Business Arising (Continued)

11.1 Duty to Report - Attestation (Continued)

11.2 Recommendations from the June 2015 Report of the Public Interest Committee - Referral to the Discipline and Investigation Committees - Postponement

12. Committee Reports

12.1 Executive Committee

12.2 Standards of Practice and Education Committee

12.3 Governance Committee

13. New Business (Continued)

13.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 7 - Committee Chair Vacancy Process

13.2 Appointment of Presiding Officers

14. Notices of Motion

14.1 College Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Section 25.01 - Contents of the Register

15. Registrar's Report

15.1 Report

15.2 Financial Report as July 31, 2016

16. Chair's Report

16.1 Report

17. Committee Reports (Continued)

  • Investigation Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Fitness to Practise Committee
  • Registration Appeals Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Accreditation Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Editorial Board
  • Quality Assurance Committee

18. Correspondence

19. Next Meeting(s) of Council

20. Adjournment

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on September 29-30, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: Thursday September 29, 2016

Present : Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT (from 1:05 p.m.): Brian Beal, OCT;
Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Shabnum Budhwani (from 1:30 p.m.); Marie-Louise Chartrand; Ann Ciaschini, OCT; Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair); Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Marie-Thérèse Hokayem; Godwin Ifedi (via teleconference from 1:30 p.m.); Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Matthew Kavanagh, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shanlee Linton, OCT; Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair); Richard Michaud, OCT; Sara Nouini, OCT; Bill Petrie; Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT; Robert Ryan, OCT; Anthony Samchek, OCT; Vicki Shannon, OCT (via teleconference); Jennifer Stewart, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Wes Vickers, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Marie-Claude Yaacov; Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Robert Gagné; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Tom Potter

Guests: Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Public Interest Committee
(from 3:00 p.m. to 3:10 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;
Charlie Morrison; Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

The Chair welcomed and introduced Jacqueline Karsemeyer to the meeting and noted that she had been appointed to Council effective July 1, 2016 replacing Terry Price. She also welcomed and introduced Pier-Olivier Arsenault, and noted that he would be replacing Irene Cheung on Council.

It was noted that Marie-Louise Chartrand and Myreille Loubert comprised the Steering Committee.

2. Agenda and Approval of Preparation Time (GC20160929-67, revised)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the September 29-30, 2016 Council meeting be approved.

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

3. Conflict of Interest

Ravi Vethamany declared a conflict with the motion related to the realignment of positions in the Governance Committee Report.

4. New Business

4.1 Appointment of Southeast Region Full-time Member
(GC20160929-94)

The Registrar advised Council that the elected Southeast Region Full-Time position became vacant when Irene Cheung resigned her position on Council effective September 1, 2016. He advised that Pier-Olivier Arsenault was the runner up in this category in the 2015 Council election and is eligible and interested in serving in the position for the balance of the term of the seventh Council.

It is moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT to fill the Council vacancy in the Southeast Region Full-Time position, effective September 29, 2016.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 6

5. Public Presentations

There were no public presentations.

6. Minutes

The Presiding Officer noted that the Minutes would be approved by consensus if there were no objections or corrections.

6.1 Meeting, June 2-3, 2016 (GC20160929-68)

The Minutes of the Council Meeting held on June 2-3, 2016 were approved by unanimous consent.

7 . Business Arising

7.1 Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016 - Issues requiring Council direction (GC20160929-70, revised)

The paper on Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016 - Issues requiring Council direction was received. The Registrar noted that Council member inquiries had been reviewed following the introduction of Bill 200 and that the College had met with Ministry staff with respect to policy questions that required clarification. He advised that the paper highlighted a number of priorities for Council's direction.

The Director of Investigation and Hearings, Chantal Bélisle, spoke to the definition of spouse and noted that the College believed that the spousal exemptions in Bill 200 should be deleted or should be amended to make clear the circumstances in which it would be applied.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, " That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 by deleting the spousal exemption or alternatively that the spousal exemption be limited to situations in which the student is an adult and the member is an instructor in adult education."

It was moved by Colleen Landers, seconded by Richard Michaud, and

CARRIED,

That Council amend the above motion by the deletion of the words: "or alternatively that the spousal exemption be limited to situations in which the student is an adult and the member is an instructor in adult education", from the sentence, to read:

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 by deleting the spousal exemption.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 28

Against : 0

Abstain: 5

Absent: 3

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

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 by deleting the spousal exemption.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh,
Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 29

Against : 0

Abstain: 4

Absent: 3

The Director of Corporate and Council Services, Richard Lewko, spoke to the matter of removal of information from the register and noted that the College believes Bill 200 should be amended to ensure that all discipline decisions remain on the College's website regardless of whether the corresponding notation remains on the public register.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend
Bill 200 to ensure that a copy of all discipline decisions from hearings held in public be available to the public.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 3

The Director of Corporate and Council Services stated that the College believed that there should be two exceptions where a notation on the public register should not be linked to a decision in the College's decision database: (1) where the allegations have been withdrawn due to, for example, insufficient evidence to proceed to a hearing, and (2) where the member has been found not guilty of professional misconduct or not to be incompetent, unless requested by the member.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 so that in cases where the allegations have been withdrawn, and where the member has been found not guilty of professional misconduct or not to be incompetent, a notation on the public register would not be linked to the College's decision database on the website.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 3

The Director of Corporate and Council Services spoke to the need to amend Bill 200 in order to give the College discretion to post explicit terms, conditions and limitations from sensitive Fitness to Practice decisions on the public register.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend
Bill 200 to provide the College with the discretion of whether or not to post explicit terms, conditions and limitations resulting from an order of the Fitness to Practice committee decision on the College's public register.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 3

The Director of Investigation and Hearings spoke to the use of prior decisions at the Investigation and Discipline Committee stages. She noted that the College believes the proposed statutory provisions in Bill 200 should be amended to provide a direct reference to the use of prior decisions, information about or obtained in concurrent proceedings and resolutions reached through the Complaint Resolution process at the Discipline Committee stage as well as at the Investigation Committee stage and that the Investigation Committee would not be required to review any prior decision where the outcome was a "refusal to consider and investigate a complaint" at the conflict resolution stage.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 to provide for the use of prior decisions, information about or obtained in concurrent proceedings and resolutions reached through the conflict resolution process at the Discipline Committee stage.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 5

8. New Business (Continued)

8.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee
(Timed Item: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.)

Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Public Interest Committee, provided a verbal report of the Public Interest Committee meeting on September 19, 2016. He noted that the committee had reviewed the assessment of the CBC Marketplace Story. In addition, the committee had been provided with an overview of Bill 200 and the public register transparency initiatives undertaken by the Regulated Health professions. The committee had also received an update on its four recommendations to Council.

The Chair of the Public Interest Committee advised Council that one of its members would be resigning from the committee and in so doing the committee would no longer have quorum. Consequently, the committee has petitioned the Minister of Education to increase the membership of the committee to five members.

A question and answer session ensued.

Jim Dunsdon assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

9 . Business Arising (Continued)

9.1 Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016 - Issues requiring Council direction (GC20160929-70, revised) (Continued)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 to provide for the use of prior decisions, information about or obtained in concurrent proceedings and resolutions at the Investigation Committee conflict resolution stage, with the exception of any prior Investigation Committee decision where the outcome was a "refusal to consider and investigate a complaint."

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 3

The Director of Investigation and Hearings spoke to the matter of having "no further actions as a complaint resolutions disposition", and noted that the amendment would reflect current practice at the College.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 to provide for a disposition of "matter not be referred" for the Investigation Committee complaints resolution process in order to be consistent with the current dispositions available to the Committee.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 31

Against : 0

Abstain: 2

Absent: 3

The Director of Investigation and Hearings spoke to the matter of stays of orders pending an appeal and noted that the College believes the proposed legislation should be amended to provide for decisions to take immediate effect in any cases where a certificate of qualification and registration is revoked.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend Bill 200 to provide for Discipline Committee decisions to take immediate effect in any cases where a certificate of qualification and registration is revoked.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Brian Beal, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers,
Ronna Warsh

Against: Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 30

Against : 1

Abstain: 2

Absent: 3

The Director of Investigation and Hearings noted that the paper had been revised to include the matter of the school board as a complainant. She noted that the College believes the proposed statutory provisions in Bill 200 should be amended so that employers continue to "report" to the College rather than serve as a "complainant."

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the Minister of Education amend
Bill 200 by deleting
the proposed statutory amendment s.43.3.1 (b) where the employer is deemed to be a complainant.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 33

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 3

9.2 Duty to Report - Attestation (GC20160929-71)

The Duty to Report Attestation - Council Options was received. The Registrar advised that this topic was being considered as a result of one of the Baldwin Inquest recommendations to the Government of Ontario to direct regulatory bodies overseeing certain professions to review their practices regarding promotion of the duty to report and ensure that the legal obligations of professionals are given adequate attention.

The Registrar provided information on the feedback he had received from stakeholder and member consultations related to the topic of an annual attestation on the duty to report and compliance measures. He advised that the College had also conducted research into the attestations implemented and compliance measures by other regulators and school boards.

The options on the duty to attest were reviewed.

After a lengthy discussion on the matter the Presiding Officer noted that it would be expedient to deal with option 3 first: That Council approve option #3 - No Attestation.

The Professional Advisory on the Duty to Report will be used to advise members of their duty to report obligations.

It was agreed to resume discussion of this matter the following day.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on September 29-30, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: Friday, September 30, 2016

Present : Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Shabnum Budhwani; Marie-Louise Chartrand; Ann Ciaschini, OCT; Angela De Palma, OCT, (Chair); Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan E. Elliott-Johns, OCT (until 3:00 p.m.); Tim Gernstein, OCT; Marie-Thérèse Hokayem; Godwin Ifedi (via teleconference until 2:40 p.m. and from 3:35 p.m.); Jane Ishibashi;
Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Matthew Kavanagh, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers (until 4:20 p.m.); Shanlee Linton, OCT; Myreille Loubert, OCT, (Vice-Chair); Richard Michaud, OCT (until 4:20 p.m.); Sara Nouini, OCT; Bill Petrie (until 3:25 p.m.); Brigitte Bidal Piquette, OCT; Robert Ryan, OCT; Anthony Samchek, OCT (until 3:25 p.m.); Vicki Shannon, OCT (from 1:00 p.m.);
Jennifer Stewart, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Wes Vickers, OCT; Ronna Warsh (until 3:25 p.m.); Marie-Claude Yaacov; Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Brian Beal, OCT; Robert Gagné; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Tom Potter

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;
Charlie Morrison; Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

10. Chair's Report

10.1 Registrar's Performance Appraisal (In Camera) (GC20160929-98C)

(Timed Item: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:05 a.m.)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council move into an in camera session with Council members only and the Executive Assistant to the Director of Corporate and Council Services.

Council moved into an in camera session at 9:05 a.m. and moved out of the in camera session at 10:08 a.m.

The Chair brought to the attention of Council members that September 30 th has been declared "Orange Shirt Day". She noted that it was so-called to recognize that every child matters. She advised Council members that she had bought "every child matters" buttons, on behalf of Council, to be distributed to members, and to be worn in recognition of the ongoing commitment to reconciliation. She advised that orange shirts are worn to recognize the harm that was done to students in residential schools and to show a commitment to the principle that every child matters. The Chair asked Jennifer Stewart, who was wearing an orange shirt, for any additional comments. Jennifer Stewart advised that orange t-shirts could be purchased from her.

11. Business Arising (Continued)

11.1 Duty to Report - Attestation (GC20160929-71) (Continued)

The Presiding Officer explained that voting yes for the motion meant that members were voting for no attestation, and if they voted no, it meant that they were voting for an attestation.

A lengthy discussion ensued on the topic of an annual attestation on the duty to report.

It was moved by Anthony Samchek, seconded by Shanlee Linton, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the duty to report - attestation.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve option #3 - No Attestation. The Professional Advisory on the Duty to Report will be used to advise members of their duty to report obligations.

eScribe Vote:

For: Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, James Knopp, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Anthony Samchek, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Wes Vickers,

Against: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers, Bill Petrie, Robert Ryan, Jennifer Stewart, Ravi Vethamany, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 17

Against : 12

Abstain: 2

Absent: 5

11.2 Recommendations from the June 2015 Report of the Public Interest Committee - Referral to the Discipline and Investigation Committees - Postponement (GC20160929-72)

  • Publication of the College's full Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence
  • Publication of summaries of discipline decisions involving incompetence

The Registrar noted that at the June 2-3, 2016 meeting Council agreed to postpone consideration of the publication of the College's full Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence and the publication of summaries of discipline decisions involving incompetence to the September 29-30, 2016 Council meeting so that the recommendations could be assessed with reference to the information contained in
Bill 200, Protecting Students Act, 2016.

It was moved by Wes Vickers, Vice-Chair of the Discipline Committee, " That Council recommend that the College provide full text Discipline Committee decisions to the legal database CanLII."

It was moved by Robert Ryan, Chair of the Investigation Committee, " That Council amend the motion by the addition of the following words "for a period not exceeding three years", at the end of the sentence, to read: That Council recommend that the College provide full text Discipline Committee decisions to the legal database CanLII for a period not exceeding three years."

A lengthy discussion ensued on the length of time decisions should appear on the legal database CanLII.

It was moved by Tim Gernstein, seconded by James Knopp, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the amendment motion.

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

LOST,

That Council amend the motion by the addition of the following words "for a period not exceeding three years", at the end of the sentence, to read:

That Council recommend that the College provide full text Discipline Committee decisions to the legal database CanLII for a period not exceeding three years.

eScribe Vote:

For: Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie,
Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Ronna Warsh

Against: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma,
Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Brigitte Bidal Piquette Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 7

Against : 22

Abstain: 2

Absent: 5

A discussion ensued on whether to post decisions to the CanLII database.

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

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the College provide full text Discipline Committee decisions to the legal database CanLII.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Tim Gernstein, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh,
Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 29

Against : 0

Abstain: 2

Absent: 5

A discussion ensued with respect to Discipline Committee findings of incompetence, specifically as they related to Teacher Performance Appraisals (TPAs) and the publication of these decisions.

It was moved by Anthony Samchek, seconded by Shabnum Budhwani, and CARRIED,

That Council approve amending the Agenda to address all items containing motions, prior to others without motions.

It was moved by Wes Vickers, Vice-Chair of the Discipline Committee, " That Council approve that section 30 (5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act be amended to allow for the publication of summaries of Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence matters."

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

LOST,

That Council amend the motion by the addition of the following words, "in cases where a Member's certificate is revoked", at the end of the sentence, to read:

That Council approve that section 30(5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act be amended to allow for the publication of summaries of Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence matters in cases where a Member's certificate is revoked.

eScribe Vote:

For: Ann Ciaschini, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Shanlee Linton, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Stéphane Vallée

Against: Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Susan Elliott-Johns, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Result

For : 8

Against : 19

Abstain: 5

Absent: 4

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve that section 30 (5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act be amended to allow for the publication of summaries of Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence matters.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar- Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Jane Ishibashi, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Wes Vickers, Ronna Warsh

Against: Ann Ciaschini, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem,
Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Shanlee Linton, Stéphane Vallée,
Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 22

Against : 7

Abstain: 3

Absent: 4

12. Committee Reports

12.1 Executive Committee (GC20160929-76)

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

It was moved by Angela De Palma, Chair of the Executive Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to the Professional Advisory on Additional Qualifications: Extending Professional Knowledge as outlined in document GC20160929- 76, Attachment 1.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

12.2 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20160929-82)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad spoke to the report.

It was moved by Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister that amendments be made to Regulation 176/10, Teachers' Qualifications by adding two First Nations Schools Leaders Additional Qualification courses to
Schedule C of the Regulation.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 31

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 5

It was moved by Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister that amendments be made to Regulation 176/10, Teachers' Qualifications by changing the name of the Teaching Students who are Blind Additional Qualification course to Teaching Students who are Blind/Low Vision in Schedule D of the Regulation.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

12.3 Governance Committee (GC20160929-86)

The report of the Governance Committee was received. The Chair, Matthew Kavanagh, spoke to the report. He referred members to the self-assessment tool for Council evaluation purposes and advised that the committee had agreed to pilot an individual meeting assessment tool for the September and December Council meetings. He advised Council members that they would receive a link to the online evaluation tool following the meeting and requested that members complete the questionnaire.

He advised that over the past year the committee had reviewed possible amendments primarily to the election regulation, based on issues that came to light during the 2015 election, and some are proposed by the committee to improve member participation. He noted that there were five distinct areas where amendments were being proposed.

The Presiding Officer noted that each of the recommendations would be considered separately before proceeding to the next item.

Richard Lewko, Director of Corporate and Council Services, reviewed each of the five specific areas where recommendations were proposed and provided rationale for the amendments to the Election Regulation.

Eligible Employers

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg. 293/00) to recognize all provincial school authorities as eligible employers.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

Filling vacant Council elected member positions

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the process outlined in the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg. 293/00) for the filling of positions vacant during an election to occur at the first business meeting of Council following the inaugural meeting.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg 293/00) so that an appointment to fill a vacant Council position as a result of the election process be subject to the approval of both elected and appointed Council members so that the appointment process is consistent with the filling of other elected Council vacancies as reflected in Reg. 72/97.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 32

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 4

Council Term Limits and Break in Service

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 by amending the following section as follows:

5. (2) Multiple Terms - A person may be a Council member for six consecutive years except as permitted by regulation in exceptional circumstances. more than one term but no person may be a Council member for more than seven consecutive years.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 31

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 4

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg. 293/00) by adding the following eligibility to be nominated requirement:

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

(a) is an elector;

(b) resides in Ontario;

(c) is not employed by or in the College;

(d) has not served on Council for at least three consecutive years (July 1 to June 30); and

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

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Susan Elliott-Johns, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Godwin Ifedi, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, 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 moved by Matthew Kavanagh, Chair of the Governance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Appointments to Council Regulation (Ont. Reg. 345/96) by the following addition:

2. (1) The persons appointed under clause 4(2)(b) of the Act shall hold office for the term specified in the appointment.

(2) A break in service of at least three consecutive years (July 1 to June 30) is required once the person appointed under clause 4(2)(b) has reached the maximum term limit.

eScribe Vote:

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

Result

For : 30

Against : 0

Abstain: 0

Absent: 6

Realignment of Council Positions

A lengthy discussion ensued on the topic of merging the northeast and northwest regions into one northern region with three regional positions and having the extra regional position resulting from the merger allocated to the French-language public board system allowing for a split of the elementary and secondary panels.

It was moved by Tim Gernstein, seconded by James Knopp, and

CARRIED,

That Council end discussion on the topic of the realignment of Council positions.

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

It was moved by Angela De Palma, seconded by Myreille Loubert, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be referred back to the Governance Committee until College staff have provided additional election data, to be considered at the next Governance Committee meeting:

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: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Tim Gernstein, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Bill Petrie, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Anthony Samchek, Vicki Shannon, Stéphane Vallée, Wes Vickers

Against: Jean-Luc Bernard, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Matthew Kavanagh,
Jennifer Stewart, Ronna Warsh, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 21

Against : 6

Abstain: 2

Absent: 7

Ravi Vethamany recused himself from the vote as a result of a conflict of interest.

Election Ballot Amendment

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

CARRIED,

That Council request that the Minister of Education amend the Election Regulation (Ont. Reg. 293/00) to permit eligible College members to vote only for the system position(s) in which they are employed.

eScribe Vote:

For: Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud,
Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon,
Jennifer Stewart, Nicole van Woudenberg, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Against: Ravi Vethamany

Result

For : 22

Against : 1

Abstain: 6

Absent: 7

13. New Business (Continued)

13.1 College Bylaws: Proposed Amendments to Section 7 - Committee Chair Vacancy Process (GC20160929-95)

The Registrar reminded Council members that at its June 2-3, 2016 meeting, a notice of motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the September Council meeting which confirms that the selection of a chair of a committee should take place following a vacancy rather than prior to one occurring.

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

CARRIED,

That Council amend the College bylaws by addition of the following:

7.07 If the chair position of a statutory, regulatory, standing, special or ad hoc committee becomes vacant, the Council shall, as soon as reasonably possible, appoint a chair from among the members appointed to the committee.

And renumber the remaining sections accordingly.

eScribe Vote:

For: Pier-Olivier Arsenault, Jean-Luc Bernard, Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Ann Ciaschini, Angela De Palma, Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Tim Gernstein, Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Jane Ishibashi, Jacqueline Karsemeyer, Matthew Kavanagh, James Knopp, Colleen Landers, Shanlee Linton, Myreille Loubert, Richard Michaud, Sara Nouini, Brigitte Bidal Piquette, Robert Ryan, Vicki Shannon, Jennifer Stewart, Stéphane Vallée, Nicole van Woudenberg, Ravi Vethamany, Marie-Claude Yaacov

Result

For : 26

Against : 0

Abstain: 1

Absent: 9

13.2 Appointment of Presiding Officers (GC20160929-96)

The Registrar noted that a roster of presiding officers was still in development and requested that this matter be deferred to a future meeting of Council.

It was moved by Michael Salvatori, seconded by Myreille Loubert, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the following motion to a future meeting of Council:

That Council appoint Lori Lukinuk and Jim Dunsdon as Presiding Officers for the term of the Seventh Council of the Ontario College of Teachers effective September 29, 2016.

14. Notices of Motion

14.1 College Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Section 25.01 - Contents of the Register (GC20160929-97)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the
December 1-2, 2016 Council Meeting:

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 (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.

Jim Dunsdon assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

15. Registrar's Report

15.1 Report (GC20160929-73)

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

The Registrar advised that he had received an email notification in the past couple of hours from the Ontario Ombudsman in which it was reported that the Ombudsman had received 859 complaints about school boards during the past year. He advised members that he would be following up on this matter and would provide more details once he had received additional information.

15.2 Financial Report as July 31, 2016 (GC20160929-74)

The Ontario College of Teachers' Financial Report as at July 31, 2016 was received. The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

16. Chair's Report

16.1 Report (GC20160929-75)

The Chair's Report was received. The Chair, Angela De Palma, spoke to her report. The Chair thanked Marie-Louise Chartrand, Robert Ryan and Nicole van Woudenberg for volunteering to serve on the Scholarship Subcommittee.

17. Committee Reports (Continued)

The following committee reports were received for information:

  • Investigation Committee (GC20160929-77)
  • Discipline Committee (GC20160929-78)
  • Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20160929-79)
  • Registration Appeals Committee (GC20160929-80)
  • Finance Committee ( GC20160929-81)
  • Accreditation Committee (GC20160929-83)
  • Human Resources Committee (GC20160929-84)
  • Editorial Board (GC20160929-85)
  • Quality Assurance Committee ( GC20160929-87)

18. Correspondence (GC20160929-88 to -93)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

· Letter to the Minister of Education re Proposed Amendments to the Teachers' Qualifications Regulation, O. Reg. 176/10, and O. Reg. 347/02 Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (GC20160929- 88)

· Letter of Congratulations and Invitation to Address Council to the newly appointed Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter and Response (GC20160929-89)

  • Letter of Thanks to the outgoing Minister of Education, Liz Sandals
    (GC20160929-90)
  • Notice of Resignation from Council from Irene Cheung ( GC20160929- 91)
  • Notice of Resignation from Council from William Ngassam (GC20160929- 92)

· Sample Letters sent to roster members of the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees (GC20160929-93)

19. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • December 1-2, 2016

20. Adjournment

Copies of CouncilNet Quick Reference Guide (GC20160929- 99) were distributed to members.

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

Signed:

Chair, Angela De Palma, OCT

Signed:

Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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