The College's hearings are arranged for the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees by the Tribunals Secretariat within the Office of the Registrar.
The Rules of Procedure for the College's hearings can be found here.
The Discipline Committee, sitting in panels composed of both elected and appointed Council members, conducts public hearings into cases of alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence for matters that are referred to it by the Complaints Committee, the Executive Committee or Council. The Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, requires that hearings conducted by the Discipline Committee generally be open to the public.
If found guilty of professional misconduct and/or to be incompetent, a member's Certificate of Registration may be revoked, suspended or made subject to terms, conditions or limitations. The Discipline Committee may also reprimand, admonish or counsel a member, impose a fine, and require the member to pay costs. Decisions are published below, and further information about matters referred to the Discipline Committee is available on the public register.
Schedules for the College's public disciplinary hearings are usually posted 10 business days prior to a hearing. Space is limited and seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you request a seat in advance by contacting the Tribunals Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly recommend you contact the Tribunals Secretariat at email@example.com 1-2 days before a hearing as hearings may be rescheduled at short notice.
Hearings are conducted at the College's office, 438 University Avenue, Suite 1900 in Toronto. Seating for the public is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Disciplinary decisions are listed in alphabetical order according to the Member's surname. The decisions can be found here.
The Fitness to Practise Committee, sitting in panels composed of both elected and appointed Council members, conducts hearings regarding cases of Members' possible incapacity. Because confidential personal health information is presented at these hearings, they are closed and the decisions of the Fitness to Practise committee are not publicized.
The Committee determines, after a hearing, whether a member of the College is incapacitated because they are, in the Committee's opinion, suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder such that the member is unfit to continue to carry out his or her professional responsibilities, or the member's certificate should be made subject to terms, conditions or limitations.
If the Committee finds that a member is incapacitated, it makes an order regarding the member's certificate of registration to protect the public while the member is incapacitated. Information about terms, conditions or limitations placed on a member's certificate of registration is available on the public register.