This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements,
notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees,
including reports on accreditation and discipline matters.
At its September 26–27, 2019, meeting, College Council:
thanked departing Council members Shannon Marcus, OCT, and Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, for their service;
asked the Minister of Education to amend Ontario Regulation 345/96 so that an appointed Council member whose term expires can be deemed to be reappointed until a successor takes office, if the member so agrees, up to the maximum term limit;
revised its protocol for mid-term appointments to its Executive Committee to allow newly appointed members to join a committee immediately, by encouraging other Council members to voluntarily resign from one or more committees, by having the Chair of Council appeal to individuals with a higher number of committee memberships directly, and by having College staff encourage the Public Appointments Secretariat to share with prospective appointees updated information about committee membership, which is required as part of Council service;
approved revised role descriptions for committee chairs, members and support staff;
revised College bylaws to eliminate the need for Discipline Committee panel members to approve discipline summaries for publication in the College’s official journal, Professionally Speaking, or have dissenting opinions of panel members included;
received a quarterly report from the Registrar, which included updates on the provincial math proficiency test as a requirement for College certifcation, funding for therapy and counselling for student victims of teacher sexual abuse, and a proposal to participate in a shared services program with other regulators;
endorsed the College’s participation in a shared services program with other regulators;
received a quarterly report from the Chair of Council;
approved the professional advisory Professional Misconduct of a Sexual Nature as amended;
recommended to the Minister of Education a sortition process of professional members to populate Council
recommended to the Minister of Education a non-Council committees selection process that involves: an invitation to apply open to all members and the public through Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession; a review of all applications received by the Governance and Nominating Committee (GNC) against a Council-approved competency profile; interviews by the GNC of short-listed candidates; review and recommendation by the GNC of recommended candidates from the profession and public candidates; appointment of candidates from the profession by Council; and recommendation of public candidates to the government by Council for appointment.
approved the further development of a robust, transparent process that involves the use of competencies in selecting members of Council and/or committees based on a competency profile and overall matrix;
approved that the 2021 Council election, if required, be held on April 12, 2021;
requested that Ontario Regulations 293/00 and 345/96 include, as a condition of taking office, the successful completion within the first three months following the Council election of a governance training program to be identified by the Governance and Nominating Committee;
appointed Stephen Zimmermann, OCT, as Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the duration of the term of the eighth Council; and
directed that all board-level policies of the College be monitored and reviewed cyclically or more frequently as needed.