Council Highlights – September 25, 2020

Council met virtually on September 25, 2020. The information provided to members of Council for their discussion in anticipation of their deliberations and decision-making at Council meetings is posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of the meeting. Following the meeting, information is archived in the Council Meeting Materials Reference Library in the website.

Policy Issues


Council approved revisions to the following policy:

  • Policy II-I(i) Executive Committee: Terms of Reference/Role

This change authorized the Executive to undertake the recruitment of members for College Committees and the development of Council training; roles previously undertaken by the now abolished Nominations and Leadership Development Committee.

Council Rescinded the following Policy:

  • Policy II 9(i) Nominations and Leadership Development Committee: Terms of Reference/Role

Rescinding this policy results in the disbanding of this non-statutory Committee.  As noted above, its functions are now incorporated into the role of the Executive Committee.

Council approved the following new policy:

  • Policy II – 3(vi) – Requests for Removal of Information from the Public Register

This policy sets out the process and criteria to be considered by the Registrar if the event of a request to have information, related to dispositions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, removed from the public register.

Support Service

Council approved the establishment of a support service to individuals who been the subject of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct by a member of the College.  This service is designed to assist them in their involvement in the College complaints and discipline processes.

Actions taken by the Executive Committee and Reported to Council

Prior to the September Council meeting, the Executive Committee approved contracting with Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) to transition the Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination (JEE) from the current paper and pencil format to a live proctored, online administration. The first administration will be in November 2020. Due to the time sensitive nature of this matter, it was necessary for the Executive Committee to make this decision on behalf of the College Council during the summer.

Business Issues

Annual Financial Audit

Council received and approved the annual Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2020. A Summary of the Audited Financial Statements can be found in this volume of HeadLines and the full Audited Financial Statements will be included in the 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Other Business

The next meeting of Council will be held on December 11, 2020.