Governing Ourselves informs members of legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession. 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.
College members recently elected the seventh College Council, which will govern the teaching profession in the public interest for the next three years. This means some new faces on College committees. Read on to learn more about our committees and their mandates.
The College’s 13 committees play a significant role in regulating the teaching profession and governing its members. Whether it’s supporting the implementation of the enhanced teacher education program, developing new partnerships in First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, or managing complaints against members, each committee has its distinct mandate. (a) = appointed member (e) = elected member
Reviews and accredits teacher education programs at Ontario faculties of education. Sets policy direction for the accreditation of Additional Qualification courses including principal and supervisory officer qualification programs.
Considers and rules on appeals about accreditation of teacher education programs and courses.
Oversees editorial and advertising policy and considers copy for Professionally Speaking/ Pour parler profession, the College’s official publication.
Conducts hearings into and rules on matters of professional misconduct or incompetence. Imposes penalties ranging from counselling, reprimands and admonishments to suspension and revocation, as appropriate. Hears applications for reinstatement of members whose teaching certificate was revoked for disciplinary reasons.
Conducts College business between Council meetings. Reviews committee reports and items coming before Council and makes recommendations as appropriate. Presents reports on policy initiatives to Council. Establishes ad hoc committees as necessary, appoints members to special and ad hoc committees and fills committee vacancies when they occur.
Provides guidance on issues of governance and risk management. Ensures that the Council and the College function in accordance with the relevant legislation, regulations and bylaws of the College. Ensures that Council fulfils its fiduciary responsibilities.
Advises Council on College finances and functions as audit committee. Reviews and recommends disposition of College investments. Reviews and makes recommendations about the College budget. Recommends appointment of the College auditor.
Conducts hearings and rules on physical or mental capacity of members. Suspends, revokes or imposes terms, conditions or limitations on the member’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration, as appropriate. Hears applications for reinstatement or variances of earlier orders.
Considers and rules on appeals from applicants denied College membership. Assesses applicant qualifications against College registration criteria. May deny applications or direct the Registrar to issue a Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
Advises Council on developing, reviewing and implementing ethical and practice standards and a professional learning framework to maintain the standards. Reviews staff research and policy proposals, and makes recommendations to Council. Participates in public and member-focused consultations on the standards and policy proposals.
Assesses the College’s progress in meeting its legislated objectives and reports to Council.
Receives and investigates complaints about College members related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity. Examines documents and information collected in an investigation into a member’s conduct or actions. Decides how to properly deal with complaints.
Provides ongoing advice to the Registrar and Council on human resources policies and programs. Monitors salary administration. Advises Council on the process for hiring the Registrar and Deputy Registrar.