Shelley Hale, RSSW, President, provided her report to Council.
Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW, and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on: registration and membership; digital communications, including website and Online Register metrics; outreach initiatives, including the College’s public awareness campaign; the upcoming Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED); professional practice support and outreach; the Continuing Competence Program (CCP); complaints and discipline; and College operations.
Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of December 2019.
Council reviewed the Statement of Operations as of December 2019.
Council approved amendments to Bylaw No. 36 (Elections) which provide the authority for the Election Committee to approve guidelines and procedures for candidates seeking election Council, following a review by Debbie Tarshis of WeirFoulds LLP.
Council made the following governance decisions:
To approve proposed revisions to governance policies B-005 (Agenda Development Policy); B-007 (Committee Description – Executive Committee); B-022 (New Council Member Orientation and Mentorship Program); B-025 (Council Meeting Agenda Development Policy); and B-029 (Council Representation on External Committees/Organizations).
Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.
The Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, provided remarks to Council.
Council reviewed an application from Mental Health and Addiction Worker Program at Canadore College to be regarded as equivalent to a social service work program offered in an Ontario college of applied arts and technology.
John Risk of WeirFoulds LLP presented a risk management protocol which was approved by Council.