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48 Professionally Speaking | June 2018 Governing Ourselves informs members of legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession. This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements, notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees, including reports on accreditation and discipline matters. governing ourselves ELECTION RESULTS YOU VOTED! 2018 You've spoken! By voting in the 2018 Election, you have elected the College's eighth Council, which will govern the teaching profession in the public interest for the next three years. Council's 37 members meet quarterly to set policy direction and provide oversight in accordance with the objects set out in the Ontario College of Teachers Act. Council establishes teachers' qualifications in regu- lation, sets the standards of practice and ethical standards, accredits teacher educa- tion programs, and investigates and resolves complaints about individual members. There were 23 elected positions avail- able from the English, French, Catholic public, elementary and secondary school systems in all regions of Ontario. Four of the 23 are designated for principals/ vice-principals, supervisory officers, fac- ulties of education and private schools. Twenty-one Council seats have been filled, four by acclamation. Two positions — English-Language Roman Catholic Board Secondary, and Supervisory Officer — remain vacant as there were no eligible candidates for the ballot at the time of nomination. Council is accepting applications now for appointments to those seats (see page 55). Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2018. The remaining 14 Council positions are ap- pointed by the provincial government for terms of up to three years. EIGHTH COUNCIL ELECTED College members have voted and the results are in. The eighth Council of the Ontario College of Teachers has been elected. See the official 2018 Council election results and learn about your Council members. Elected Council biographies p.50 Election results p.49 In this election, 69 candidates sought the 23 available Council seats. Of the College members eligible to participate in the election, 8,038 voted online (on the College's website and via its app) between March 5 and April 9, 2018. The eighth Council will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

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