John Fleming, Council Chair, provided his report to Council.
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: registrant-base data including a breakdown of registrants; registration stats over the last year as compared to previous years; an update on the College’s CRM software upgrade; the Professional Practice Department’s continued practice support; the College’s ongoing communications initiatives; an update regarding the College’s eventual implementation of entry-to-practice exams for social work and social service work applicants; and Complaints and Discipline.
Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of September 2022.
Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for September 2022.
Council reviewed and approved the 2023 Budget and Work Plan.
Council reviewed and approved a motion that staff continue to explore options and next steps related to lease expiration.
Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
Council reviewed a summary of the College’s 2022 Educational Forum.
Council discussed and passed a motion to re-approve – on the basis of further information provided by the program – the Community Worker Program at George Brown College as equivalent to a Social Service Work Program offered in Ontario at a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT).
Council reviewed the College’s Risk Register.
Council approved the appointment of Crowe Soberman LLP as the College’s auditors for the year ending December 31, 2022.
Council carefully considered and approved a number of decisions around the implementation of recommendations from the governance review.
Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.