Council Meeting Highlights for September 9, September 10, 2013

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:

Beatrice Traub-Werner – President
Lily Oddie, Public Member – First Vice-President
Greg Clarke, RSSW– Second Vice-President
Bob Thompson, RSW – 4th Executive Member
Irene Comfort, RSSW – 5th Executive Member
David Hodgson, 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 policy which all Council members must adhere to
  • The Deputy Registrar reviewed the evaluation results from the 2013 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 19, 2014
  • Council approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee respecting the composition and chairmanship of Statutory and Non-Statutory Committees
  • Council reviewed the 2014 Budget Process, presented by the Finance Committee Chair, Bob Thompson
  • Council appointed the President as the College’s delegate at the ASWB Delegate Assembly
  • Various Council members submitted their reports from professional development programs they recently attended
  • Proposed schedule of Council meeting dates was approved for 2013-2014
  • Council reviewed the College Premises Update document
  • Council approved the revision to Policy B-012, Communications Policy
  • Council approved draft Policy B-024, Committees and Task Groups Policy
  • Council approved the retirement of the following policies: B-004, Terms of Reference/Committee and Task Groups; B-008, Delegation Policy; B-016, Role of Committees/Task Group; and B-017, Selection/Appointment of Non-Council Members to Non-Statutory Committees and Task Groups
  • The Registrar reviewed the financial reports as of June 30, 2013
  • Reports were received from the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar with regards to current College developments and achievements
  • 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.