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: ongoing impacts related to COVID-19, including the College’s remote operations, various communication efforts, professional practice support, and complaints and discipline processes; digital communications, including website and Online Register metrics; outreach initiatives, including the College’s public and employer awareness campaigns; professional practice support; Council elections; registration and the College’s ability to adapt its processes due to the pandemic; and membership updates.
Council reviewed the Statement of Financial Position as of February 2020.
Council reviewed the Statement of Operations as of February 2020.
Council received the 2019 audited financial statements, as approved by the Executive Committee.
Debbie Tarshis of WeirFoulds LLP reviewed Bylaw 121 (amending Bylaw No. 1: General Bylaw) and Bylaw 122 (amending Bylaw No. 36: Statutory Committees) which were approved by Council.
Adam Stiavnicky of RBC presented proposed revisions to the Long-Term Investment Policy – Pooled Investments, which were approved by Council.
Council approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to the general registration and membership fees in 2020.
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.
Council reviewed and approved the College’s draft Strategic Plan 2020-2023, noting the importance of communicating with stakeholders about the process as well as the final plan.