Council Meeting Highlights for September 8, September 9, 2014

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, RSW – President
Greg Clarke, RSSW – First Vice-President
David Hodgson – Second Vice-President
Bob Thompson, RSW – 4th Executive Member
Irene Comfort, RSSW – 5th Executive Member
Lily Oddie, Public Member – 6th Executive Member

  • Finance Training was provided to Council by Soberman LLP
  • The Deputy Registrar presented the evaluation results from the 2014 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 15, 2015
  • Council approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee respecting the composition and chairmanship of Statutory and Non-Statutory Committees
  • Council received an update on Public Member Appointments
  • Council reviewed and approved Draft By-Law #90 – Amendment to By-Law #1 – Respecting the increase per-diem for the elected Council members and other committee members; Draft By-Law #91 – Amendment to By-Law #2 – Respecting the increase to the member’s fee and annual fee to $275, effective January 1, 2015 and the increase in the application fee to $100, also effective January 1, 2015; Registration Regulation amendment – Re: Provisional Certificates; and Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Council approved the amendments to the following Governance policies: B-020, Governance Policy Model; Governance Policy – Council Meeting Agenda Development Policy; and Governance Policy – Council Member Attendance at Conferences and Workshops
  • Council approved the retirement of the following policies: B-021 – Professional Development Policy; Policy on Policy Development Process; and B-001 – Policy Template – Proposed Revisions
  • Council appointed the President as the College’s delegate at the ASWB AGM – November 13-15, 2014
  • Council discussed and approved the attendance of Council members to the OASW Provincial Conference – November 14-15, 2014
  • The Registrar provided an update to Council on the new office space
  • Council reviewed the financial reports as of June 2014
  • Council reviewed the 2015 Budget – Draft Workplan
  • Proposed schedule of Council meeting dates was approved for 2014-2015
  • Reports were received from the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar with regard to current College developments and achievements
  • Council participated in a tutorial on the New Expenses and Per Diem Forms
  • 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.