Council Meeting Highlights for March 8, 2019

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.

March 8, 2019

  • Council participated in an educational session provided by The 519, a Toronto organization dedicated to advocacy for the inclusion of LGBTQ communities, entitled “Creating Authentic Spaces.”
  • President Shelley Hale, RSSW, provided her report to Council.
  • Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council, which included updates on:
    • membership and registration;
    • digital communications;
    • employer outreach and public awareness campaigns;
    • practice support, including the new ETHICSàA ethical-decision making tool and “Preparing for Private Practice” webinar;
    • workplace and student presentations;
    • the Continuing Competence Program (CCP);
    • upcoming Council elections in District Nos. 1, 2 and 5;
    • complaints and discipline, including the new Support Person Program;
    • legislation and government relations;
    • and College operations.
  • Council received the Statement of Financial Position as of December 2018.
  • Council received the Statement of Operations as of December 2018.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive, Complaints, Discipline, Fitness to Practise, and Registration Appeals.
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice, Election, Nominating, Finance, Governance, Corporations, and Titles and Designations.
  • Council made the following governance decisions:
    • To approve proposed revisions to governance policies B-001 (Governance Policy Template); B-009 (Role Description: Council Member); B-010 (Role Description: Committee Chair); B-014 (Council/Registrar Relations); and B-015 (Role Description: Registrar / Chief Executive Officer).
    • Not to approve proposed revisions to the College’s policy on per diems and expenses.
    • To approve proposed revisions to the College’s long-term investment policy.
    • To approve proposed bylaw revisions related to electronic practice, including Bylaws 114 (amending Bylaw No. 103 – Fees); 115 (amending Bylaw 36 – Elections); and 116 (amending Bylaw 21 – Statutory Committees).
    • To approve proposed revisions to Bylaw 113 amending Bylaw 1 (Schedule 1 – Code of Conduct).