Connexions Council Office of the Registrar

Highlights from the November Council meeting

Red office chairs surround a table. Text displays, Council Meeting Highlights.

Council meets four times a year to oversee the College of Early Childhood Educators’ (College) activities in regulating the profession in the public interest.

Here are highlights from the meeting held on November 3 and 4, 2021.

In the spotlight

  • Changes were made to the College’s Language Fluency Policy to provide additional options for applicants to satisfy the language fluency requirement for registration.
  • Council approved a new Policy Statement Regarding Education for Entry to Practice which sets out the College’s position on the value and importance of post-secondary education as a requirement for entry to practice as an RECE.
  • The 2022 Council election in district 5 (Toronto) and 7 (Hamilton / Niagara) will take place from April 5 – 20, 2022. Council approved process changes to remove barriers to running for election and introduce a new pre-election preparation module to familiarize candidates with the role of Council and responsibilities of Council members.
  • The College’s sexual abuse prevention program is underway and the member education component will be available in 2022. A presentation was made by the Canadian Center for Child Protection on the important role of educators in the prevention of sexual abuse of children.

Good to know

  • Derek Haime, Registrar & CEO of the Ontario College of Teachers, addressed Council to provide information regarding the governance reform occurring at the College of Teachers, including the transition to a smaller Council and a competency-based selection process.

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