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Governing Ourselves

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.


The College regulates the teaching profession in Ontario in the public interest by setting and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for its members.


To be trusted to regulate the teaching profession.


The Ontario College of Teachers commits to:

Strategic priorities

  1. Broaden membership engagement in the work of the College, and in particular, engage members in non-traditional settings, including retired teachers, and First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers.
  2. Develop strategies to facilitate the ongoing professional learning of members.
  3. Develop a comprehensive, long-term communication plan that includes other regulators and leverages the College’s website and other communication vehicles to:
    • inform the public about the objectives and processes of self-regulation;
    • develop, among the public, an appreciation of the value of self-regulation; and
    • improve the transparency of the College.
  4. Enhance Council and committee effectiveness and accountability through:
    • professional development on good governance;
    • clarification of the appropriate roles of Council members and staff;
    • streamlining and improving Council’s processes;
    • identification, review and improvement of committee practices;
    • implementation of formal accountability measurements; and
    • periodic third-party review.