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March 2019 Council Meeting Highlights

The Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators meets four times per year to oversee the activities of the College in regulating the profession in the public interest.

Council held its third meeting for the 2018-2019 fiscal year on March 27-28, 2019. Highlights of that meeting are below.

Three-Year Strategic Plan

Council reviewed the College’s progress towards the objectives for year one of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

Find out more: College’s Strategic Priorities for 2018-2021

Fair Registration Practices Report

Council received a report regarding the 2018 Fair Registration Practices Report to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, which was submitted by the College in March 2019.

Find out more: 2018 Fair Registration Practices Report

New Practice Guideline

Council approved a new Practice Guideline on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities. It will be published in the spring.

Submissions to Government

Subsequent to January’s Council meeting, the College submitted responses to government on three different issues:

Bill 48: Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act

Bill 66: Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act

Ministry of Education Engagement on Class Size

Nominating Committee Disbanded

Council approved a recommendation to disband the Nominating Committee and incorporate its duties into the Terms of Reference of the Executive Committee. The change brings responsibility for governance into the mandate of a single committee, positioning Council for strategic thinking in relation to governance, and makes more efficient use of Council time and resources.

Election in Districts 5 & 7

The Election Committee met on February 11, 2019 and declared 11 candidates eligible to stand for election. The voting period opened on March 18, 2019 and closed on April 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Departing Council Members

Council said farewell to two publicly appointed members, who recently completed their term of appointment to Council:

Nerene Virgin
Christine Forsyth