Governance Review

As part of its ongoing mandate to protect the public and through its Strategic Plan, the College is committed to continuously enhancing its regulatory effectiveness. 

In 2020, the College’s regulatory functions, including its governance, were impacted by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges. The College also recognized a need to consider trends in regulatory governance modernization across Canada and internationally. In 2021, the College Council agreed that it had an opportunity to re-examine and improve its current governance practices through governance training and a review of its governance processes.

Governance training

As part of its efforts to build and sustain effective governance, College Council determined that focused training on best practices in regulatory governance, for Council members and senior staff, would be both appropriate and timely.

Council members participated in governance training sessions on March 22 and 25, 2022.

Governance report

On May 5, 2022, governance consultants Harry Cayton and Deanna Williams presented their report from the governance review to the College Council, assessing the College’s performance against the Standards of Good Governance developed by the Professional Standards Authority, and making recommendations on improving the College’s governance.

Council approved a motion to accept the governance report, release it publicly and develop an action plan.

Next steps

The College has prioritized the development of an action plan which we anticipate will be considered by Council at its September 2022 Council meeting.

For more information

For questions related to the College’s Council and the governance review, please email the Office of the Registrar at oor@ocswssw.org.