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Council Meeting Highlights for March 5, 2020

  • 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.