Council Meeting Highlights

By May 1, 2017Council News, News

Council meeting highlights for December 9, 2016 and March 10, 2017. 

December 9, 2016

  • Council welcomed new Council members, Amanda Bettencourt, RSSW, and Sue-Ellen Merritt, RSSW.
  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on registration and membership statistics; upcoming changes to the format of the Perspective newsletter; the Educational Forums; the website and social media; employer outreach; Professional Practice; status of proposed amendments to the Registration Regulation; the meeting of Canadian Social Work Registrars; and College operations, including staffing updates, the Complaints and Discipline satisfaction survey and the database upgrade.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position for October 2016.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for October 2016.
  • Council reviewed and approved proposed revisions to the Continuing Competence Program (CCP), which were developed by the Standards of Practice Committee following consideration of the CCP Evaluation Report. Council approved a motion to post the new CCP documents and Evaluation Report on the College website.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
  • The Registrar provided an update regarding the controlled act of psychotherapy.
  • Council reviewed and approved five appointments to fill committee vacancies.
  • Council reviewed and approved a proposed definition for the term “culture of diversity.”
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.
  • Council member Sharmaarke Abdullahi presented his professional development report on board member training provided by ASWB.

March 10, 2017

  • Council participated in an educational session presented by Debbie Tarshis from WeirFoulds, which covered transparency in the regulatory sector.
  • Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW, President, presented her report to Council.
  • Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on registration and membership; communications and social media; stakeholder outreach and member recruitment; the revised Continuing Competence Program (CCP); upcoming elections; the posting of the Registration Regulation; the database upgrade; and College operations.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of January 2017.
  • Council reviewed the Statement of Operations as of January 2017.
  • Council reviewed and approved draft Bylaw No. 100, which revokes Bylaw No. 44 (“Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Discipline Committee”).
  • The Registrar provided an update on proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy.
  • Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
  • Council approved a motion to amend Bylaw No. 21 (“Statutory Committees”), Schedule 1.
  • Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.

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