OCT OEEO

PS_December_2019

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• sustainability; • inclusivity and respect for diversity; and • respectfulness and teamwork between the College Council, staff and stakeholder community, each respecting the other's role. VALUES The Ontario College of Teachers commits to: • protect the public interest; • quality, excellence and professionalism; • honesty and integrity; • accountability and transparency; • efficiency, effectiveness and fiscal responsibility; OBJECTS The College has a duty to serve and protect the public interest by carrying out the following objects in the Ontario College of Teachers Act: • regulate and govern Ontario teachers; • determine requirements for College membership; • accredit professional teacher education and development programs, and provide for members' ongoing education; • develop, accredit and provide for programs leading to a teaching certificate and Additional Qualifications; • issue, renew, amend, suspend, cancel, revoke and reinstate Certificates of Qualification and Registration; • set and enforce professional and ethical standards for College members; • investigate and resolve complaints against College members regarding allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence and fitness to practice; and • communicate with the public on behalf of College members. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 1. STRENGTHEN TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: • develop objective and subjective key performance indicators for the College that are measurable, observable and perceivable; • make improvements to the discipline process to better reflect public expectations; and • use plain language internally and externally in all communications to better connect the public and College members to the work of the College. 2. MANAGE RISK MORE STRATEGICALLY: • focus more on managing risk and less on operational issues in Council meetings; • increase public awareness of the ongoing professional development activities of all College members; • annually conduct an environmental risk scan; • analyze College data and trends as a basis for creating additional guidance and member resources; and • utilize the recommendations of the 2018 Governance Review to ensure improved governance and oversight. 3. IMPROVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: • clarify and better communicate the privilege and benefits of self-regulation; and • enhance the effectiveness of collaboration with government constituent organizations and other regulators. VISION Trusted to regulate the teaching profession in Ontario. MISSION Placing students' interests and well-being first by regulating and promoting excellence in teaching.

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