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COUNCIL OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

Ministry
EDUCATION
URL
www.oct.ca
Address
101 BLOOR ST W
TORONTO
M5S0A1
Phone
(416) 961-8800
Fax
(416) 961-8822
Background
ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS ACT, S.O. 1996, C. 12, S. 2
Function

The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers serves as the governing body for the college. The college's mandate is to regulate the teaching profession and govern its members in the public interest. The college is responsible for setting standards for entry and continuing membership in the college and accrediting teacher education programs and additional qualification programs offered by post-secondary educational institutions and other bodies. It issues licenses for all elementary and secondary school teachers, vice-principals, principals, and supervisory officers in Ontario and maintains a public register of licensed teachers. The college establishes and enforces professional standards and ethical standards and receive and investigate complaints against members of the college and deal with discipline and fitness to practice issues. The council manage and administer the affairs of the college.

Membership

The Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 specifies that the college council shall be composed of 37 members: 23 elected by members of the college and 14 appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council in accordance with the regulations. The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall ensure that at least three appointed members of the council are French speaking and at least one appointed member is of Aboriginal heritage. The persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council must be able to represent the public interest and the interests of the education community. The chair is elected by the council.

Term

Members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to serve for a term of up to three years and may serve for more than one term but not for more than seven consecutive years.

Meetings
The council meets at least four times a year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. MEMBER (PART-TIME) ELIZABETH EDGAR-WEBKAMIGAD
19-Mar-2017 - 18-Mar-2020
SAULT STE. MARIE
2. MEMBER (PART-TIME) GODWIN IFEDI
19-Mar-2017 - 18-Mar-2020
OTTAWA
3. MEMBER (PART-TIME) RONNA WARSH Resigned
16-Apr-2017 - 20-Apr-2020
WINDSOR
4. MEMBER (PART-TIME) COLLEEN LANDERS
05-Jun-2019 - 04-Jun-2020
TIMMINS
5. MEMBER (PART-TIME) THOMAS POTTER
31-Jul-2019 - 30-Jul-2020
BURLINGTON
6. MEMBER (PART-TIME) MARLENE MARWAH
29-Nov-2017 - 28-Nov-2020
TORONTO
7. MEMBER (PART-TIME) MICHELLE MINER-SEAL
29-Nov-2017 - 28-Nov-2020
KANATA
8. MEMBER (PART-TIME) JONATHAN ROSE
21-Feb-2018 - 20-Feb-2021
KINGSTON
9. MEMBER (PART-TIME) BOB COOPER
12-Dec-2018 - 11-Dec-2021
TORONTO
10. MEMBER (PART-TIME) VINCENT RINALDO
12-Dec-2018 - 11-Dec-2021
STONEY CREEK
11. MEMBER (PART-TIME) RICHARD FILION
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
STURGEON FALLS
12. MEMBER (PART-TIME)
13. MEMBER (PART-TIME)
14. MEMBER (PART-TIME)