Council Meeting Highlights for December 7, 2018

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.

December 7, 2018

  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council, including updates on:
    • membership and registration;
    • website traffic and social media engagement;
    • the employer outreach campaign, including the Employer Roundtables and the Employer Communiqué;
    • member outreach initiatives, including the Educational Forums and the Perspective newsletter;
    • legislation and government relations;
    • practice support, including Professional Practice consultations, and workplace and student presentations;
    • complaints and discipline, including the implementation of a new risk assessment tool to assist the statutory screening committees in their decision-making;
    • and risk management review recommendations.
  • Council received the Statement of Financial Position as of October 2018.
  • Council received the Statement of Operations as of October 2018.
  • Council made the following regulatory decisions:
    • To approve the 2019 Budget and Work Plan.
    • To appoint Crowe Soberman as Auditors.
    • To approve the Support Person Program Policy.
    • To adapt the approach of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers with respect to electronic practice.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
  • Council approved Bylaw 112 amending Bylaw103 – Fees.
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.
  • Council members Amanda Bettencourt, RSSW and Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW presented their professional development reports on board member training provided by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).