IN THIS ISSUE: Commitment to Transparency: June 16 Council Meeting
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JULY 2022
PROTECTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST
In this edition:
Commitment to Transparency: June 16 Council Meeting
Help the College Govern the Profession
Annual Meeting of Members
College Scholarship Spotlight
Who Does What in Education?
Supporting Safe Learning Spaces
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Commitment to Transparency: June 16 Council Meeting
The College’s governing Council met on June 16 to receive the audited financial statements and appoint KPMG as the College’s auditor for the coming year. Council also received reports from the Investigations, Registration Appeals, and Audit & Finance Committees, along with a presentation by the Ontario Teachers Federation.
Like all Council meetings, the June 16 proceedings were virtual and open to the public. If you would like to attend a future meeting of Council, you can find more information and a meeting schedule on the College website. You can also subscribe to receive Council updates via email.
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Help the College Govern the Profession
For the first time in its 25-year history, the College’s governing Council is equally balanced between members of the public and members of the profession. Hundreds of people who represented Ontario’s rich linguistic, cultural, and geographical diversity responded to last year’s recruitment effort to fill Council’s 12 seats, as well as positions on committees and rosters. If you are interested in serving, you can learn more about Council duties and the College’s selection process on our website and apply when recruitment opens again in the coming months.
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Annual Meeting of Members
The College’s Annual Meeting of Members (AMM) will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Hosted by Interim Registrar & CEO Chantal Bélisle, OCT, and Council Chair Diana Miles, the AMM will provide progress updates on the College’s activities. The meeting will be held online and all College members, as well as members of the public, are welcome to attend. Registration will open on the College website soon and additional information will be available in the next edition of The Standard.
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College Scholarship Spotlight
The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program provides direct financial support to teacher candidates who demonstrate a dedication to the highest ideals of teaching. The College offers four scholarships in total, each designed to recognize a unique suite of achievements. For example, the Brian P. McGowan Scholarship for Resilience honours an individual who overcame significant barriers to achieve academic goals in pursuit of a teaching career. Applications for all four scholarships are open until August 31, 2022. More information, including eligibility requirements, can be found on the College website.
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Who Does What in Education?
As the province’s teaching regulator, the Ontario College of Teachers’ mandate is to protect student well-being by ensuring only qualified teachers are licensed to teach in Ontario’s publicly funded school system. But who sets the curriculum? Who sets the policy direction for the province’s school boards? Answers to these questions and more can be found in our informative Who Does What In Education brochure.
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Supporting Safe Learning Spaces
As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, the College develops Additional Qualification (AQ) course guidelines and resources that support Ontario Certified Teachers (OCTs) as they progress through their careers. The newly renamed and updated Equitable and Inclusive Schools AQ Guideline was informed by the latest data and in-depth consultations with a diverse group of educators and community stakeholders. This course enables OCTs to develop knowledge, skills and teaching practices to ensure that Ontario learning environments continue to be equitable, inclusive and safe for all students. Learn more.