08 May 2020

Council Meeting Highlights for May 8, 2020

  • Shelley Hale, RSSW, President, provided her report to Council.
  • Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW, and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on: ongoing impacts related to COVID-19, including the College’s remote operations, various communication efforts, professional practice support, and complaints and discipline processes; digital communications, including website and Online Register metrics; outreach initiatives, including the College’s public and employer awareness campaigns; professional practice support; Council elections; registration and the College’s ability to adapt its processes due to the pandemic; and membership updates.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of February 2020.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations as of February 2020.
  • Council received the 2019 audited financial statements, as approved by the Executive Committee.
  • Debbie Tarshis of WeirFoulds LLP reviewed Bylaw 121 (amending Bylaw No. 1: General Bylaw) and Bylaw 122 (amending Bylaw No. 36: Statutory Committees) which were approved by Council.
  • Adam Stiavnicky of RBC presented proposed revisions to the Long-Term Investment Policy – Pooled Investments, which were approved by Council.
  • Council approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to the general registration and membership fees in 2021.
  • 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 reviewed and approved the College’s draft Strategic Plan 2020-2023, noting the importance of communicating with stakeholders about the process as well as the final plan.