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Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on September 26, 2008 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Business

5. Adjournment

Present: Danny Anckle, Madhu Bhardwaj, Gabrielle Blais, Don Cattani (Chair), Monique Châteauvert, Brian Doubleday, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Helen Fox, E. Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Bill Kirkwood, Anne Marie Levesque, Bill Matheson, Alison Morawek, Heather Nagy, Jacques Pavesi, Ruth Ann Penny, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart, Jacques Tremblay, John Tucker, Henry Tyndorf, Don Watson, Sharon Young Kipp, Brian P. McGowan (Registrar)

Regrets: Paul Brazeau, Garry Humphreys, Hanno Weinberger

Presiding Officers: Bob Boyle, George Merrett

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

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Bob Boyle, called the meeting to order at 11:10 a.m. and welcomed all present.

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

2. Agenda (GC20080926-190)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the Special Meeting of Council held on September 26, 2008 be approved.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Business

4.1 Bylaw Amendments to Sections 21, 22 & 23(GC20080926-191)

The Deputy Registrar spoke to the bylaw amendments to Section 21, Annual Membership Fees, Section 22 — Application and Evaluation Fees and Section 23 — Other Fees and Penalties. A question and answer session followed.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that College Bylaw section 21.04 a. and b. be amended by the deletion of "$104" and "2005" and replaced by "$120" and "2009" to read:

21.04 The annual fee shall be:

a. $120 for 2009

b. $120 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that College Bylaw section 22.02 be amended by the deletion of "$123" and replaced by "$140" to read:

22.02 A person who submits an application for a certificate of registration shall pay, for the consideration by the Registrar of the application under section 18 of the Act, an application fee of $140.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that College Bylaw section 23.03 be amended by the deletion of "$79" and replaced by "$130" to read:

23.03 A person whose certification of registration was suspended shall pay, for the removal of the suspension, a reinstatement fee of $130.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That College Bylaw section 23.07 be amended by the deletion of "for the issuance of that duplicate" and replaced by "per duplicate document to a maximum of $72" to read:

23.07 A member who requests a duplicate of any other document issued by the College with respect to that member shall pay a fee of $24 per duplicate document to a maximum of $72.

4.2 Fee Change 2008 — Communication Strategy(GC20080926-192, -193)

The Registrar advised members that a communications strategy had been developed to inform members of the fee change. A document, “Fee Change 2008 Communications Strategy” (GC20080926-192) was distributed to members which outlined the strategy. In addition, members were provided with a pie chart detailing “How the fee works at the College of Teachers” (GC20080926-193).

The Registrar advised members that the following strategies would be put in place to inform members of the fee increase:

  • The College website would be updated with the information.
  • A letter would be developed for use by staff in Client Services in response to members’ inquiries relating to the fee increase.
  • Push e-mails would be sent to approximately 160,000 members.
  • A question and answer sheet would be developed for use by staff in Client Services.
  • Faculty students would be advised of this increase in October.
  • An article would be published in the December issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession.

5. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Signed: Chair, Don Cattani

Signed: Registrar, Brian P. McGowan

Dated:

Dated:

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