Council participated in an educational session provided by Michael Salvatori, CEO and Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), regarding the OCT’s governance review and recent legislative changes.
President Shelley Hale, RSSW, provided her report to Council.
Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council, which included updates on:
membership and registration;
the public awareness campaign;
recent publications, including Perspective and the Employer Communiqué;
professional practice support and resources;
Council elections in District Nos. 1, 2 and 5;
complaints and discipline; and
media and government relations.
Council received the Statement of Financial Position as of March 2019.
Council received the Statement of Operations as of March 2019.
Council received the 2018 audited financial statements, as approved by the Executive Committee.
Reports were received from the following statutory committees: Executive; Complaints; Discipline; Fitness to Practise; and Registration Appeals.
Council made the following regulatory decisions:
To approve the proposed $30 fee increase to the general registration and membership fees in 2020, with corresponding increases in other categories, and to communicate this information in Council Meeting Highlights.
To refer the issue of delegation of the administration of naloxone to the Standards of Practice Committee.
Reports were received from the following non-statutory committees: Standards of Practice; Election; Nominating; Finance; Governance; Corporations; and Titles and Designations.
Council made the following governance decisions:
To approve the Finance Committee’s proposed revisions to the College’s Long-Term Investment Policy which address ethical investing.
Council members Vinita Puri, RSW and Lisa Seburn, RSW presented their professional development reports on board member training provided by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).