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The College is undergoing a transition to a new governance model. A Transition Supervisory Officer (TSO) has been appointed to help the College with the changes. The TSO is Paul Boniferro.

The new Council was established through a competency-based selection process, has an equal number of members of the public and College members in good standing.

Applications for Council, committees and the rosters closed on September 30, 2021. Successful candidates were notified by December 1.

The Council, committee and roster members were announced publicly on December 23, 2021 via the College’s website.

Term start date: January 1, 2022

Authority under the Act transfers from the TSO to Council and committees: February 1, 2022.


Council is composed of 12 members. Six must be Ontario Certified Teachers. Six must be members of the public who are not now, and never been, a member of the teaching profession.

Members of Council also serve on one or more of the following subcommittees:

  1. Audit and Finance
  2. Human Resources
  3. Selection and Nominating

A Chair of Council was appointed for a one-year term. The Chair of Council is Diana Miles.

The duties of the Chair of Council are limited to:

  1. Providing leadership to the Council by,
    1. guiding the Council in carrying out its responsibilities and working collaboratively with the Registrar,
    2. leading orderly deliberation and decision-making on matters before the Council, and
    3. acting as the liaison between the Council and the Registrar.
  2. Managing meetings by,
    1. calling and presiding over meetings,
    2. approving meeting agendas and meeting dates,
    3. ensuring that meeting agendas reflect matters assigned to the Council in accordance with the Act or the regulations,
    4. ensuring that minutes are taken at each meeting, reviewing and approving minutes at subsequent meetings, and signing the minutes once approved,
    5. directing members of the Council who have made a conflict of interest declaration to leave the meeting when the issue in question is being discussed, and
    6. providing reports for inclusion in the annual report and for presentation to the annual meeting of members.

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