Council Meeting Highlights for September 13, September 14, 2012

The Council is the 21-member governing body and board of directors that manages and administers College affairs. The policies developed by Council provide direction to the College and to staff.


The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee:

Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – President
Lily Oddie, Public Member – First Vice-President
Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW– Second Vice-President
Greg Clarke, RSSW – 4th Executive Member
Bob Thompson, RSW – 5th Executive Member
Sophia Ruddock, Public Member – 6th Executive Member

  • Finance Training was provided to Council by Soberman LLP
  • Council reviewed the College’s Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies which all Council members must adhere to
  • The Deputy Registrar reviewed the evaluation results from the 2012 Annual Meeting and Education Day.  Overall, the event was a great success and the College received a number of suggestions for next year’s event which will take place on June 13, 2013
  • Council approved the Strategic Plan 2012-2015
  • The Registrar provided Council with an update from the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators
  • Council appointed the President as the College’s voting delegate at the ASWB Annual Meeting
  • Various Council members submitted their reports from professional development programs they recently attended
  • Proposed schedule of Council meeting dates was approved for 2012-2013
  • Council approved draft By-Law No. 80, Election By-Law Amendment
  • Council approved draft By-Law No. 81, Fees By-Law
  • Council approved draft By-Law No. 82, On-Line Register
  • Council approved the proposed Registration Regulation Amendment from the Ministry
  • Council approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee respecting the composition and chairmanship of Statutory and Non-Statutory Committees
  • The Registrar reviewed the financial statements to date
  • The Registrar reported on registration statistics, the action plan for the Ontario Fairness Commissioner’s assessment report, stakeholder relations, and gave a staffing update
  • The Deputy Registrar reported on membership statistics, online renewals, and Professional Practice and Communications department activities
  • Reports were received from the following statutory and non-statutory committees: Complaints, Discipline, Registration Appeals, Fitness to Practise, Standards of Practice, Election, Nominating, Finance, Corporations, Titles and Designations and Governance.  A report was also received from the Annual Meeting and Education Day Planning Group.