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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers, held by Teleconference on May 2, 2002 in the Hearings Room, 6th Floor 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order

2. Agenda

3. Business

4. Correspondence

5. 2001 Annual Report Update

6. Adjournment

Present: Larry M. Capstick (Chair), Marilyn Laframboise (Vice-Chair), Doug Carter, Margaret Dempsey, Solette N. Gelberg, Harry Mulvale, Diane Leblovic, Frances Thorne

Present On Conference Line at 3:05 p.m.:

Bernard J. Adam, Guill Archambault, James Black, Jackie Breithaupt, Douglas Brown, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Karl Dean, Jerry DeQuetteville, Audrey Hadfield, Nancy Hutcheson, Karen Mitchell, Larry Mongeon, Iain Munro (from 3:20 pm), Janet Ouellette

Regrets: Sterling Campbell, Patrick Daly, Martin Kings, Mark Lefebvre, Elayne McDermid, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, David Somer

Guests: Caroline Zayid, McCarthy Tetrault Barristers and Solicitors, Bryan Graham, PricewaterhouseCoopers (until 3:30 pm)

Staff: Joe Atkinson, Doug Wilson, Richard Lewko, Margaret Aubé, Linda Genesi-Williams, Chris Sach-Anderson, Peter Brown (until 3:30 pm), Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Myrtle Herzenberg

1. Call to Order

The Chair, Larry Capstick, called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. and welcomed those present.

It was noted that Steering comprised of Marilyn Laframboise and Solette N. Gelberg.

2. Agenda (GC20020502-55)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Revised Agenda for the May 2, 2002 Council Teleconference meeting be approved.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

 

Guill Archambault

James Black

Jackie Breithaupt

Douglas Brown

Larry M. Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Janet Cornwall

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Jerry DeQuetteville

Solette N. Gelberg

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

Harry Mulvale

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 22

Against: 0

3. Business

3.1 Finance Committee Report (GC20020502-56)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Solette N. Gelberg, spoke to the report and invited questions.

3.1.1 2001 Audited Financial Statements (GC20020502-57)

Solette N. Gelberg introduced Bryan Graham,Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, who spoke to the financial statements and answered questions.

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, seconded by Marilyn Laframboise, and

CARRIED,

That Council accept the 2001 Audited Financial Statements (GC20020502-57).

Bryan Graham and Peter Brown withdrew from the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

James Black

Guill Archambault

Jackie Breithaupt

Douglas Brown

Larry M. Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Janet Cornwall

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Jerry DeQuetteville

Solette N. Gelberg

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

Harry Mulvale

Iain Munro

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 22

Against: 1

3.1.2 Appointment of Auditor

It was moved by Solette N. Gelberg, seconded by Marilyn Laframboise, and

CARRIED,

That Council reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditors for the 2002 fiscal year.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

 

Guill Archambault

James Black

Jackie Breithaupt

Douglas Brown

Larry M. Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Janet Cornwall

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Jerry DeQuetteville

Solette N. Gelberg

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

Harry Mulvale

Iain Munro

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 23

Against: 0

3.2 Bylaw Amendments - Professional Learning Program Provider Fee and Course Fee (EX20020502-59)

It was moved by Steering, "That Council approve the following:

That Section 23 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of a new subsection 23.09 to read:

23.09 The fee for application for approval as a new provider of professional learning courses be:

  1. $100.00 for 2001 and 2002
  2. $100.00 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these Bylaws."

It was noted that Steering had recommended the following amendment to the above motion during the Executive Committee Meeting earlier that day.

That the motion be amended by the deletion of the words "2001 and" in 23.09 (a) to read:

(a) $100.00 for 2002.

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the following:

That Section 23 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of a new subsection 23.09 to read:

23.09 The fee for application for approval as a new provider of professional learning courses be:

  1. $100.00 for 2002
  2. $100.00 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these Bylaws.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

James Black

Guill Archambault

Harry Mulvale

Jackie Breithaupt

Douglas Brown

Larry M. Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Janet Cornwall

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Jerry DeQuetteville

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

Iain Munro

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 20

Against: 2

It was moved by Steering, "That Council approve the following:

That Section 23 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of a new subsection 23.10 to read:

23.10 The fee for application for approval of a new professional learning course be:

  1. $25.00 for 2001 and 2002
  2. $25.00 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these Bylaws."

It was noted that Steering had recommended the following amendment to the above motion during the Executive Committee Meeting earlier that day.

That Council amend the motion by the deletion of the words "2001 and" in 23.10 (a) to read:

(a) $25.00 for 2002.

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the following:

That Section 23 of the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the addition of a new subsection 23.10 to read:

23.10 The fee for application for approval of a new professional learning course be:

  1. $25.00 for 2002
  2. $25.00 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these Bylaws.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Bernard J. Adam

James Black

Guill Archambault

Harry Mulvale

Jackie Breithaupt

Douglas Brown

Larry M. Capstick

Doug Carter

Ernie Checkeris

Janet Cornwall

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Jerry DeQuetteville

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Larry Mongeon

Iain Munro

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 21

Against: 2

3.3 Council Travel Policy Amendments (GC20020502-59)

The Executive Co-ordinator, Richard Lewko, spoke to the amendments to the Council Travel Policy. A question and answer period followed.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the Council Travel Policy (Gc20020502-59) as amended.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

Guill Archambault

Bernard J. Adam

James Black               

Doug Carter

Jackie Breithaupt

Janet Cornwall

Douglas Brown

Jerry DeQuetteville

Larry M. Capstick

Larry Mongeon

Ernie Checkeris

Karl Dean

Margaret Dempsey

Audrey Hadfield

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

Diane Leblovic

Karen Mitchell

Harry Mulvale
Iain Munro

Janet Ouellette

Frances Thorne

For: 18

Against: 5

3.4 Professional Learning Implementation Update

The Registrar informed the members of Council that the implementation of the second cohort and the participation of 140,000 members was pending, and that the College was preparing to hire additional staff and acquire additional space. The Professional Affairs Department would be moved out of 121 Bloor Street East to a facility at 2 Bloor Street East in order to accommodate staff.

3.5 Annual Meeting of Members

The members were informed that the Annual Meeting of Members would not be held at the College because more people were expected to attend the meeting than the College could accommodate. Information on the location of the meeting would be published in the June issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession.

4. Correspondence (GC20020502-60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Minister of Education Letter re Ontario Teachers' Qualifying Test (GC20020502-60)

  • Chair’s Response to Minister of Education re Ontario Teachers' Qualifying Test (GC20020502-61)

  • Chair's Letter to Incoming Premier re Ontario Teachers' Qualifying Test (GC20020502-62)

  • Chair and Registrar’s Letter to New Minister of Education (GC20020502-63)

  • Minister of Education Letter re Ontario Teachers' Qualifying Test (GC20020502-64)

  • Chair's Letter to Minister of Education re Ontario Teachers' Qualifying Test (GC20020502-65)

5. 2001 Annual Report Update (GC20020502-66)

The Executive Co-ordinator, Richard Lewko, indicated that the 2001 Annual Report had been sent to the members for information purposes. He indicated that comments were welcome by Wednesday, May 8, 2002.

6. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Larry M. Capstick

Date

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

Date

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