Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council.
Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, presented her 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: the Professional Practice Department, ongoing practice consultations and an update on the Continuing Competence Program; the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting and Education Day for members; the College’s ongoing communications initiatives, including its member newsletter Perspective, the College website and social media platforms as well as its public and employer campaigns; registration and membership updates; government relations, including ongoing engagement with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; election of members in Electoral District No. 4; the Complaints and Discipline Department, including the College’s newly launched online complaints form; and an update on the College’s multi-year records management initiative.
Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of February 2021.
Council reviewed the Statement of Operations for February 2021.
Council received the 2020 audited financial statements, as approved by the Executive Committee.
Council approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to registration and member fees in 2022.
Council discussed next steps in relation to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) entry-to-practice exams, including a facilitated discussion at the September Council meeting.
Council did not approve the application from the Mental Health and Addiction Worker Program at Canadore College to be equivalent to a social service work program offered in an Ontario college of applied arts and technology as they did not provide additional information requested by Council.
Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Registration Appeals; and Fitness to Practise.
Council reviewed and approved revisions made to Policy B-028: Council Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Template.
Council received an update regarding the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Group, including the selection process for non-Council members of the College who submit expressions of interest.
Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.