Council Meeting Highlights for September 7, September 8, 2017

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.

September 7, 2017

  • The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee:
    • Shelley Hale, RSSW – President
    • Thomas Horn, RSW – Vice-President
    • Déirdre Smith, Public Member – Vice-President
    • Judy Gardner, RSSW – Executive Member
    • David Hodgson, Public Member – Executive Member
    • Lisa Seburn, RSW – Executive Member
  • Council reviewed a report from past President Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.
  • Council received training from Crowe Soberman LLP regarding financial reports and Council responsibilities.

September 8, 2017

  • Council approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee respecting the composition and chairmanship of statutory and non-statutory committees.
  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on communications and social media; the upcoming Educational Forums; the extension of the funding for the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund; stakeholder outreach; ongoing developments with respect to the controlled act of psychotherapy; registration and membership statistics; employer roundtables; the database upgrade; and an overview of the College’s ongoing strategic priorities.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of June 2017.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for June 2017.
  • Council reviewed and approved in principle the 2018 Budget and Workplan.
  • Jim Dunsdon presented his Council Evaluation Report to Council.
  • Council reviewed and approved Bylaw 102, amending Bylaw 2.
  • Council reviewed and approved Bylaw 103.
  • Council reviewed the report from the 2017 Annual Meeting and Education Day.