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


Two appointed to Public Interest Committee

Minister of Education Laurel Broten has appointed two new members to serve on the College’s Public Interest Committee. The committee advises the College Council with respect to the duty of the College to serve and protect the public interest in carrying out its objectives.

Jacques Lupien and Brian Evoy join long-time committee chair Gail Lilley.

Jacques Lupien

Jacques Lupien

Jacques Lupien is a founder and principal in Innovaction Consulting Inc., specializing in management, communication, customer service and strategic planning.

Working with Gulf Oil between 1973 and 1982, Lupien served as a planning analyst forecasting regional and national demand for oil and gas. He also identified ideal locations for service stations in urban markets, and later worked in recruiting and management functions to increase productivity and effectiveness.

To develop the latent potential that exists in the form of innovators and inventors, Lupien also established a non-profit collective of 85 engineers, draftspersons, technicians, communications and marketing specialists called Invention Quebec between 1970 and 1973. Prior to that, he worked as a study director for Marketing Research Centre examining consumer behaviour for major packaged goods manufacturers.

The Minister of Education appointed him to the College’s Public Interest Committee on June 11, 2012, for a two-year term.

Brian Evoy

Brian Evoy

Brian Evoy is a manager of administration with the Direct Services Division of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Since 1982, he has worked in government overseeing health care as a staff development consultant specializing in career development, legislative assistant, and executive assistant for the Provider Services Branch, Registration and Claims Branch, and on the Smart Card Health Initiative Project.

Evoy is a lifelong Kingston area resident, married with three children, an active community volunteer and advocate for publicly funded education, and is a past-president of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education.

Ontario’s Minister of Education appointed him to the College’s Public Interest Committee on June 6, 2012, for a two-year term.

Council appointment:

Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT

Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT

Teacher and administrator Jean-Luc Bernard has been appointed by the provincial government as a public representative on the College Council.

Bernard worked in French-language education for more than 30 years. He was Director of Education at the Viamonde SB from 2002 to 2010. Bernard began his career as a teacher, a position he held for nearly 10 years.

He was named Superintendent of Education for the Metropolitan Toronto French-Language School Council (MTFLSC) in August 1994. At the time, the council served Metropolitan Toronto’s public education system for the francophone community. When the MTFLSC was replaced by the Viamonde SB in January 1998, Bernard stayed on as Superintendent of Education. His responsibilities included providing student services as well as supporting educational services.

“I am very pleased to have been selected, for I believe the College does excellent work in supporting teachers in the interest of the public. My involvement in local, provincial and Canada-wide committees has given me a broad perspective, which I hope will be beneficial to the College Council.”

Bernard holds a Master’s degree in Education and Bachelor’s degrees in Education and Sociology from the University of Ottawa. He is qualified as a principal and a supervisory officer. Jean-Luc Bernard is appointed to Council for a three-year term. His registration number is 172090.