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Tribunals Book of Authorities

The Tribunals Book of Authorities contains legislation, case law and the College’s professional advisories that are frequently referred to in discipline or fitness to practise committee hearings. Copies are available in the College’s hearings rooms and posted online for electronic hearings for all participants to use, including panels of the discipline and fitness to practise committees. Parties are therefore asked not to print duplicate copies of these materials.

However, if a party wishes to present a specific extract from the list below, they may include it in their own hearings materials. If attending an in-person hearing, they must provide eight copies of the specific extract for distribution.

Statutes, Regulations, Rules and Standards

  1. Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 12
  2. Ontario Regulation 437/97: Professional Misconduct
  3. Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee
  4. Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers
  5. Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession
  6. Statutory Powers Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.22
  7. Section 264(1) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2
  8. Section 265(1) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2
  9. Hearings in Tribunal Proceedings (Temporary Measures) Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 5, Sched. 3
  10. Practice Direction for Electronic Proceedings
  11. Ontario Regulation 438/19: Funding for Therapy and Counselling

Case Law

  1. F.H. v. McDougall, [2008] 3 SCR 41, 2008 SCC 53
  2. R. v. Anthony-Cook, [2016] 2 SCR 204, 2016 SCC 43
  3. Novick v. Ontario College of Teachers, 2016 ONSC 508 (Div. Ct.)
  4. Kalin v. Ontario College of Teachers, [2005] OJ No 2097 (Div. Ct.)
  5. Westerhof v. Gee Estate, 2015 ONCA 206
  6. Timothy Edward Bradley v. Ontario College of Teachers, 2021 ONSC 2303 (Div. Ct.)
  7. Cartier v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2019 ONSC 2289 (Div.Ct)
  8. College of Nurses of Ontario v. Dumchin, 2016 ONSC 626
  9. Re Pitts and Director of Family Benefits Branch of the Ministry of Community & Social Services, 1985 CanLII 2053 (ON SC)
  10. Ontario College of Teachers v. Merolle, 2023 ONSC 3453 (Div. Ct.)

Professional Advisories

  1. Additional Qualifications: Extending Professional Knowledge, September 30, 2016
  2. Duty to Report, June 7, 2018
  3. Maintaining Professionalism – Use of Electronic Communications and Social Media, September 27, 2017
  4. Professional Misconduct Related to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, September 27. 2002
    This advisory was updated in September 2019 to reflect amendments to the College’s legislation. The 2002 publication is no longer current and is for historical purposes only.
  5. Professional Misconduct of a Sexual Nature, September 27, 2019
  6. Responding to the Bullying of Students, June 8, 2017
  7. Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility, April 4, 2013
  8. Supporting Students’ Mental Health, November 8, 2018
  9. Professional Boundaries, October 1, 2020
  10. Anti-Black Racism, November 11, 2021

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