Council Meeting Highlights for September 5, to September 6 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.

September 5, 2019

  • The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee:
    • Shelley Hale, RSSW – President
    • Lisa Seburn, RSW – Vice-President
    • Déirdre Smith, Public Member – Vice-President
    • Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW – Executive Member
    • Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – Executive Member
    • Rick Lamb, Public Member – Executive Member
  • Council reviewed and approved Bylaw 117, amending Fees Bylaw 103.
  • Council reviewed and amended Bylaw 118, amending Professional Corporations Bylaw 118.
  • Council received orientation and training from Crowe Soberman LLP regarding financial reports and Council responsibilities.

September 6, 2019

  • Council participated in an educational session provided by Lara Kinkartz from WeirFoulds LLP on the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry.
  • Council approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee with respect to the member composition and chairs 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: registration and membership statistics; the College’s ongoing communications initiatives, including its public awareness campaign and employer outreach initiative; website, social media and Online Register metrics; stakeholder outreach through the Professional Practice Department; Complaints and Discipline decisions and title protection; legislation and government relations; a security audit of the College’s premises; an update on the process of replacing the College’s current telephone system; and the College’s continued involvement within the regulatory community.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of June 2019.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for June 2019.
  • Council reviewed and approved in principle the 2020 Budget Work Plan/Strategic Plan.
  • Council reviewed the report from the 2019 Annual Meeting and Education Day.
  • 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.
  • John Risk of WeirFoulds LLP presented a risk management strategy update to Council.
  • Jim Dunsdon presented a Council Evaluation Report to Council.
  • Council received meeting dates for Council and Executive Committee for 2019-2020.