Governing Ourselves

The College uses Dispute Resolution (DR) to help resolve complaints regarding members of the profession. DR is voluntary and without prejudice to the parties. The outcomes of the process are similar to those that would be expected following a full investigation and/or contested hearing.

Summaries of the cases reported here are based on facts derived from agreements signed by the College Registrar and the member, which are ratifed by the Investigation Committee. Publication is a provision of the agreements.

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Member: Paul Fortin, OCT
Registration number: 530290
Decision: Admonishment, undertaking, conditions

The Investigation Committee admonished Paul Fortin, a teacher at a private school in Pembroke, Malta, for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student, not one of his own, that involved kissing her and allowing her to visit his personal on-campus residence. Following a school investigation, he was fired.

The committee ratified a memorandum of agreement in which Fortin undertook not to engage in any activity requiring a Certificate of Qualification and Registration for two years. Prior to returning to teach, Fortin must complete a course on appropriate professional boundaries and provide a written report from a certified psychologist or psychiatrist confirming to the Registrar that he is not a risk to students.

Member: Jarrett Scott Brosseau
Registration number: 504465
Decision: Admonishment, certificate cancelled

The Investigation Committee admonished former Keewatin-Patricia DSB teacher Jarrett Scott Brosseau for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student and inciting her to lie about it by saying that she was in a relationship with his brother, should anyone ask. The board fired Brosseau, and a police investigation into the matter was closed.

The committee ratified a memorandum of agreement in which Brosseau’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration was cancelled and he undertook to never seek employment in a publicly funded education institution or apply for reinstatement with the College.

Member: Not identified
Decision: Admonishment, conditions

The Investigation Committee admonished a London DSB principal for imposing inappropriate disciplinary measures on students and for making inappropriate comments to his colleagues. Pursuant to a board investigation, the member resigned.

The committee ratified a memorandum of agreement in which the member undertook to complete training, within 150 days and at his own expense, covering appropriate communication in the workplace, professional boundaries and disciplinary strategies for leaders, and empathy and sensitivity required of leaders.

When the Discipline Committee finds a member guilty of professional misconduct, the member’s name may be published in Professionally Speaking. If a similar matter is disposed of by the Investigation Committee or DR at the investigation stage, and the result is a caution, the name of the member is not published. The College monitors compliance with all agreements reached through DR.