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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held via teleconference on February 23, 2011 in Council Chamber A, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Business

5. Adjournment

Present in Person: Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Monique Châteauvert, Nick Forte, OCT, Annilee Jarvis, OCT, Bill Kirkwood, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Susan Robertson, Henry Tyndorf, OCT, Michael Salvatori, OCT (Registrar)

Present via Teleconference: Danny Anckle, Irene Dembek, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Dean Favero, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Garry Humphreys, Clint Lovell, OCT, Bill Matheson, Darlene Mead, OCT, Terry Price, OCT, Tanya Roberts, OCT, Robert Ryan, OCT, Pauline Smart, Mara Torcaso, OCT, Jacques Tremblay, OCT, (present for nine minutes due to telecommunication difficulties), John Tucker, Sharon Young Kipp, OCT

Regrets: Shabnum Budhwani, Carlo Cappello, OCT, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Rebecca Coulter, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, Martha Dutrisac, OCT, Robert Gagné, Ruth Ann Penny, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Hanno Weinberger, OCT

Staff: Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Maryse Francella, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Jennifer, Lanthier, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Charlie Morrison, Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. and apologized for the delay in starting the meeting which was due to technical difficulties. The Registrar took a roll call vote to establish attendance.

2. Agenda (GC20110223-1)

It was moved by Dean Favero, seconded by Garry Humphreys, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the February 23, 2011 Special Meeting of Council be approved.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Monique Châteauvert

Irene Dembek

Gale Dores

Dean Favero

Nick Forte

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

Clyde Glasgow

Mel Greif

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Clint Lovell

Bill Matheson

Darlene Mead

Liz Papadopoulos

Terry Price

Tanya Roberts

Susan Robertson

Robert Ryan

Mara Torcaso

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 25

Against: 0

Absent: 11

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Business

4.1 Professional Advisory on the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media (GC20110223-2)

The Professional Advisory on the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media was received. The Registrar advised members that as per the December 9-10, 2010 recommendation of Council, the Investigation, Discipline and Fitness to Practise committees had reviewed the advisory. The draft advisory incorporated the comments and suggestions of these committees and those of the Quality Assurance and Standards of Practice committees. The Registrar advised members that a few further grammatical changes would be made to the French translation.

It was moved by Robert Ryan, seconded by Bill Matheson, “That Council approve the issuance of the Professional Advisory on the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media as contained in document
GC20110223-2C, Attachment 1.

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Clint Lovell, but it was

LOST,

That Council request that all references to child pornography and prostitution be removed by staff prior to the final release of the advisory.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Terry Price

Danny Anckle

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Monique Châteauvert

Irene Dembek

Gale Dores

Dean Favero

Nick Forte

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

Clyde Glasgow

Mel Greif

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Clint Lovell

Bill Matheson

Darlene Mead

Liz Papadopoulos

Tanya Roberts

Susan Robertson

Robert Ryan

Pauline Smart

Mara Torcaso

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 1

Against: 25

Absent: 10

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

UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED,

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Monique Châteauvert

Irene Dembek

Gale Dores

Dean Favero

Nick Forte

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

Clyde Glasgow

Mel Greif

Garry Humphreys

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Clint Lovell

Bill Matheson

Darlene Mead

Liz Papadopoulos

Terry Price

Tanya Roberts

Susan Robertson

Robert Ryan

Pauline Smart

Mara Torcaso

John Tucker

Henry Tyndorf

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 26

Against: 0

Absent: 10

5. Adjournment

It was moved by Dean Favero, seconded by Tanya Roberts, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve preparation time for up to a half day for the meeting.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

Danny Anckle

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

Monique Châteauvert

Irene Dembek

Gale Dores

Dean Favero

Dobi-Dawn Frenette

Clyde Glasgow

Mel Greif

Annilee Jarvis

Bill Kirkwood

Clint Lovell

Darlene Mead

Liz Papadopoulos

Terry Price

Tanya Roberts

Susan Robertson

Pauline Smart

Mara Torcaso

John Tucker

Sharon Young Kipp

For: 21

Against: 0

Abstain: 5

Absent: 10

The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT

Signed: Registrar, Michael Salvatori, OCT

Dated:

Dated:

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