Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW, President, provided her report to Council.
Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and included information about the following: registration and membership updates, including the launch of the College’s annual renewal process and the expedited development of an online application process; the College’s IT Transformation Plan; the Professional Practice Department and ongoing practice support for members, including presentations and new FAQs on cross-jurisdictional practice; the College’s ongoing stakeholder engagement initiatives, including website and social media as well as its public and employer campaigns; government relations, as it relates to the College’s continuing engagement with government regarding the registration of CAS workers; the College’s newly developed Indigenous webpage; and Complaints and Discipline, including the preliminary work towards an online complaints process.
Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of September 2020.
Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for September 2020.
Council reviewed and approved the 2021 Budget and Work Plan.
Council reviewed the upcoming Council education sessions.
Council delegated to the Standards of Practice Committee the task of overseeing a review of the College’s Standards of Practice.
Dwight J. Hymans, Lavina Harless and Jennifer Henkel of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) provided some context regarding ASWB’s decision to develop a French version of their entry-to-practice exams for social workers and a social service work exam in French and English.
Council considered the issue of collecting race-based data on a voluntary basis, as part of the annual renewal process, and directed staff to gather further information to assist them in making a decision.
Council reviewed and approved revisions to the Registration Policy on Language Proficiency.
Council reviewed a summary of the College’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Keynote Address and two Educational Forums.
Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
Council reviewed a follow-up report from the Registrar in relation to the Council Evaluation Report received at the September Council meeting.
Council discussed the decision by the Executive Committee to form a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Group.
Council approved the appointment of Crowe Soberman LLP as the College’s auditors for the year ending December 31, 2020, and agreed to undertake an RFP process in the new year.
Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.