The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers approved this advisory on June 4, 2015 to remind members that they have a duty to report abuse and/or neglect of children and youth. This may be read in conjunction with previous advisories such as Professional Misconduct Related to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, and Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility.
Sets out 4Rs of safety: recognize, respond, report and reflect – to help members safeguard students in all learning environments and situations.
This advisory helps to clarify members' responsibilities when using electronic communication or social media so they can govern their conduct and understand what conduct does not meet professional standards.
Helps to identify the legal, ethical and professional parameters that govern members' behaviour and to prevent sexual abuse of students and sexual misconduct.
Clarifies the purpose of the regulated system of qualifications in a division or a subject, commonly known as Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQs) and Additional Qualifications (AQs).
The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers approved this advisory to assist members in their daily efforts to provide students a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate that helps all students reach their full potential.
This advisory is intended to help Ontario Certified Teachers support students with mental health concerns and understand how to assist in their support.