The Role of Council and the Duties of the Council Member
The Council of the College is composed of 24 members, of which 14 members are elected by members of the College and 10 members are appointed by the Ontario government. The Council meets up to four times annually at the College’s Toronto office.
Being a Council member is an opportunity to take on a leadership role in the profession while developing skills in board governance. Council members commit to up to 10-20 meetings per year and possibly more depending on committee involvement.
The role of the Council includes:
- Governing the College by overseeing policy development and approval, as well as the administration of College affairs.
- Making decisions relating to entry to practise requirements, ethical and professional standards, professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.
- Appointing the Registrar, auditors and chairs for each of the committees.
- Creating by-laws for the College.
- Creating regulations for review and approval by the Ontario government.
- Establishing committees of the Council as required by the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.
The duties of the Council member include:
- Protecting the public interest.
- Helping to regulate the profession in the public interest.
- Attending Council meetings.
- Serving on committees.
- Setting aside time to read the agenda and meeting materials prior to the meetings and to note any matters that they may need to raise at the meetings.
Council members receive an honorarium paid per day and the reimbursement of all reasonable related travel, accommodation and meal expenses.