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43 GOVERNING OURSELVES March 2021 Professionally Speaking PHOTOS: (PAUL BONIFERRO) MAT THEW PLEXMAN; (DR. DEREK HAIME) KENORA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Appointments Paul Boniferro The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers has appointed Dr. Derek Haime, OCT, as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Haime was the Kenora Catholic District School Board's director of education from February 2019 to December 2020. He served as a supervisory officer with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) for six years, and for two years as an education officer with the Ministry of Education's Ottawa Regional Office. Dr. Haime has over 30 years' experience in education. He has been an elementary and secondary school principal. He has also served on many provincial committees, including the Council of Directors of Education/ Dr. Derek Haime, OCT Council of Medical Officers of Health Provincial COVID-19 Committee, vice-chair of the Catholic Curriculum Corporation, and mentor coach for the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers' Association. During his time in Waterloo, he served on the Waterloo Regional Crime Prevention Council as the First Nations, Métis and Inuit representa- tive, Truth and Reconciliation Sub-Committee chair, and he also chaired the WCDSB's Accommodation Review Committee. Dr. Haime holds a doctorate in education leadership with a focus on educational leadership, change dynam- ics and system of care, and a master's degree in international education (education leadership). He also holds many Additional Qualifications, includ- ing specializations in Religious Educa- tion and Special Education. PS The College welcomes Paul Boniferro, who was appointed by the Ontario government on February 1, 2020, as a Transition Supervisory Officer. In this role, Boniferro will oversee the transition to the new Council and committees. Most recently, Paul was Ontario's Deputy Attorney General, where he carefully managed complex relationships with significant stake- holders, developed and implemented a multi-year strategy aimed at oper- ational efficiencies within the ministry, and was the Senior Crown Law Advisor to Government on all matters. His responsibilities included the adminis- tration of all adjudicative tribunals, the administration of criminal, civil and family courts, and legal and legislative drafting for all government and key provincial agencies such as the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In addition, Boniferro's team provid- ed legal services across government and was responsible for administering various statutes within over 30 ministries and agencies. Key accom- plishments in this role included leading the government's approach to the legalization of cannabis, the revisioning of civilian oversight in Ontario policing through the Compre- hensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019, and the representation of Ontario in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. He was also the legal lead on the constitutional challenge resulting from the Better Local Government Act, 2018, which saw the provincial government reduce the size of Toronto city council. Prior to being appointed Deputy Attorney General, Boniferro was the National Leader of People and Practices and served on the Board of Partners at McCarthy Tétrault, where he practised law for over 22 years. He has also served on the Algoma University Board of Governors, Capital Campaign Board of Casey House, FitSpirit Foundation board, and the board of directors at Friends of Ruby (previously Egale Youth Services and Egale Centre). Boniferro holds a bachelor of public administration policy from Western University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He was called to the bar in both Ontario and Alberta. PS To learn more about the College leadership team, please visit oct-oeeo.ca/collegeleadership.

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