Council Highlights for September 8-9, 2022

September 8, 2022 (9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)

  • The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee:
    • John Fleming, Public member – Council Chair
    • Mandi Olson, RSSW – Vice-Chair
    • Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW – Vice-Chair
    • Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – Executive Member
    • Pam Murphy, Public member – Executive Member
    • Durel Williams, RSW – Executive Member
  • Council received orientation and training from Crowe Soberman LLP regarding financial reports and Council responsibilities.

September 9, 2022 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Council reviewed and approved the recommendations of the Nominating Committee with respect to statutory and non-statutory committee membership and chairs.
  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Denitha Breau, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s Strategic Plan and included information about the following: membership data including a breakdown of registrants; registration stats over the last year as compared to previous years; and update on the College’s CRM software upgrade; the Professional Practice Department’s continued practice support and inquiries; the College’s ongoing public awareness campaign; an update around the ASWB’s social work workforce coalition, including its most recent report around exam pass rates/demographics.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of June 2022.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations as of June 2022.
  • Council reviewed and approved in principle the 2023 Budget and Work Plan.
  • Council reviewed and discussed the AMED post-event report and the format of AMED in 2023 and moving forward.
  • Council discussed and passed a motion to re-approve the following applications as equivalent to a Social Service Work Program offered in Ontario at a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT):
    • Confederation College – Onajigawin Indigenous Services
    • Centennial College – Addiction and Mental Health Worker
  • Council passed a motion to request further information from George Brown College regarding the Community Worker Program parameters in order to address Council’s concerns about the number of placement hours and qualifications for supervision; George Brown College will be invited to provide this information should they wish to resubmit their application for approval.
  • Council approved in principle the Equity and Inclusion Data Policy (previously called the Member census Data Policy).
  • Council reviewed the College’s Risk Register.
  • Council approved a motion amending Bylaw No. 1 which adds the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to the College’s list of non-statutory committees.
  • Council discussed and carefully considered and approved a number of decisions around the implementation of recommendations from the governance review.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration; 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.