Council Meeting Highlights for May 10, 2018

  • Shelley Hale, RSSW, President, provided her report to Council.
  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on:
    • the College’s employer outreach campaign and associated increase in website traffic;
    • the upcoming Employer Roundtables;
    • the 2018 Annual Meeting and Education Day;
    • the College’s ongoing stakeholder outreach including meetings with the Ontario Deans and Directors, the Ontario Social Service Work Coordinators and the Ontario Association of Social Workers;
    • the recently published Annual Report;
    • an overview of the proclamation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the College’s recent eBulletin;
    • membership and registration updates including the College’s retention initiatives; and
    • the College’s ongoing database upgrade process.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Operations for March 2018, as well as the 2017 Audited Financial Statements.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
  • Council reviewed recommendations from the Finance Committee regarding membership fees for 2019; these recommendations were approved by Council.
  • The Registrar provided an update regarding the Association of Social Work Boards’ Strategy to Address Mobility.
  • 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 revisions made to Policy B-011 – Role Description: Non-Council Committee Member; Policy B-023 – Committee Reports to Council; Policy B-024 – Committees and Task Groups Policy; Policy B-026 – Policy Development Process; and Policy B-027 – Council Member Attendance at Conferences and Workshops, proposed by the Governance Committee.