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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.

New Council Member

Profile photo of Claudia Patenaude-Daniels, Ontario Certified Teacher.
Claudia Patenaude-Daniels, OCT

The College Council welcomes new Council member Claudia Patenaude-Daniels, OCT, who was appointed by Council in March 2017 to fill a vacancy in the French-language Roman Catholic Board Secondary position.

Patenaude-Daniels teaches International Languages and English at the secondary level with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.

Since joining the profession in 1999, Patenaude-Daniels has taught in all divisions, in English and French-language schools, for First Nations Education authorities, and in public and Catholic settings. She holds a BA, B.Ed. and an M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa.

For almost two decades, she has worked in Indigenous education as a classroom teacher and curriculum consultant. Her work includes a thesis regarding the importance of a culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy for First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit students, and numerous curriculum writing and revision initiatives with the Ministry of Education, the Ontario College of Teachers and others.

Through her workshops with various school boards and organizations, Patenaude-Daniels strives to support educators to include Indigenous perspectives in the classroom and help Indigenous students transition to post-secondary learning to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

Her community involvement is varied and includes serving on the board of Access Within Inc., a not-for-profit corporation committed to promoting, enhancing, and improving the health and wellness of First Nations youth.