Oath/Affirmation and Ethics
I, ___, of the ___, in the Province of Ontario, affirm and say:
I will faithfully and impartially, to the best of my knowledge and skill, perform the duties of a member of the (Council or committee or roster) of the College and any committees of the Council on which I sit.
In so doing, I will ensure that the guiding principle in the performance of my duties is the duty to serve and protect the public interest, which is my duty as a (Council or committee or roster member) and a duty of the College.
I will perform the duties of my position without favour or ill will to any person or entity.
I will ensure that other memberships, directorships, voluntary or paid positions or affiliations that I may hold will not interfere or conflict with the performance of my duties as a (Council or committee or roster) member.
As a (Council or committee or roster) member, I will be respectful of management’s role and their professional responsibilities. I acknowledge that I am expected to fulfil my responsibility through the Council’s direction to the Registrar and CEO, and recognize the Registrar and CEO’s responsibility to manage the affairs and functions of the College.
So help me God. [Omitted by Appointees completing an Affirmation]
Affirmed remotely by ___ stated as being in the ___ in the Province of Ontario before me in the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario on the ___ day of ___, 2022 in accordance with O. Reg. 431/20, Administering Oath or Declaration Remotely.
Commissioner for Oaths
(Council or committee or roster) Member Name
Code of Ethics
Council, Subcommittee, Committee and Roster members shall, in the performance of their duties:
- Comply with the provisions of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, (the “Act”) the regulations made under the Act, the bylaws of the College, and all other corollary statutes and regulations to which the College adheres, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, S.O., 2005, c. 11, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, S.O., 2001, c. 32, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Part 1 Schedule B Constitution Act 1982, Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- Familiarize themselves with the Act, the regulations, the bylaws, and any other records and documents that may be necessary for the performance of the duties of their office.
- Take part in the committee work of the College, if and as applicable by virtue of their appointment, and serve actively during their term of office.
- Ensure that they do not disclose or discuss confidential matters that come to their attention in the performance of their duties, except as required by law or as directed by the Council or the Chair.
- Recognize the distinction between their corporate and individual authority and conduct themselves accordingly with College staff, members of the College and the public.
- Exercise care, diligence, skill and prudence in carrying out the business of the College.
- Conscientiously and faithfully perform their statutory duties and conduct themselves professionally at all times, in particular while conducting College business and interacting with staff and other members of the governing structure, and complete their work to the best of their abilities in a timely manner and in a way that advances the College's strategic priorities.
- Seek to enhance the public’s perception of the College and the profession of teaching.