Council Meeting Highlights for December 13, December 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.


  • Council welcomed new public member, David Hodgson and congratulated public members Anita Gupta and Sophia Ruddock on their reappointments
  • Council approved the 2013 Draft Budget
  • The Registrar provided an update on the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan
  • Council reviewed the Summary of the Assessment of Registration Practices and Recommendations conducted by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner and the Action Plans submitted to the College
  • The Registrar updated Council on the activities of the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators
  • Council discussed the evaluations from the 2012 Educational Forums in Kingston and North Bay
  • Council reviewed the Professional Development Reports submitted by Council members Lily Oddie, Mukesh Kowlessar, Ann-Marie O’Brien, Norman MacLeod and Diane Dumais
  • Council passed a motion regarding the appointment of auditors for the year ending December 31, 2012
  • Council reviewed and discussed correspondence between the College and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education
  • Council approved By-Law No. 83, amending Election By-Law No. 36
  • Council approved the Financial Statements as of September 2012
  • The Registrar reported to Council on membership, member education and stakeholder engagement
  • The Deputy Registrar updated Council on the activities and accomplishments of the Membership, Communication and Professional Practice departments
  • Reports were received from the following statutory and non-statutory committees: Complaints, Discipline, Fitness to Practise, Registration Appeals, Election, Nominating, Finance, Corporations, Titles and Designations, the LeSage Report task group and the Annual Meeting and Education Day task group
  • Council reviewed the Process for the Registrar’s Performance Review
  • Council discussed in-person meeting frequency
  • Argyle Communications presented public awareness campaign next steps
  • Rachel Birnbaum, president of the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators, and the Registrar presented the Entry –Level Competency Profile for the Social Work Profession in Canada
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Governance and Standards of Practice Committee.