101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822
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Discipline Committee

Discipline Committee panels hear and determine matters related to alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence against College members. The parties to a hearing are the College and the member who is the subject of the complaint.

It is the responsibility of the Discipline Committee to determine if the member is guilty of professional misconduct and/or is incompetent (as defined in the Ontario College of Teachers Act) and, if so, to determine and impose the appropriate order. If a member is found guilty of professional misconduct and/or incompetent, the panel may, among other things:

  • direct the Registrar to revoke a member’s certificate
  • direct the Registrar to suspend a member's certificate for up to 24 months
  • direct the Registrar to impose specific terms, conditions or limitations on a member's certificate
  • fix a period during which a member is ineligible for reinstatement
  • for findings of professional misconduct, the panel may also:
    • require that a member be reprimanded, admonished or counselled
    • impose a fine up to $5,000
    • fix costs to be paid by the member to the College
    • if the act of professional misconduct includes sexual abuse or a prohibited act involving child pornography, require the member to reimburse the College for funding provided under the therapy/counselling program and to post security for these costs.

Discipline hearings are generally open to the public. The Discipline Committee may direct that the public be excluded from a hearing under certain circumstances.

101 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON, M5S 0A1, P: 416.961.8800 / Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1.888.534.2222 / F: 416.961.8822 / info@oct.ca

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