Greg Weiler

  • published Proposed Changes To OCT Act in Blog 2018-10-29 13:58:35 -0400

    Proposed Changes To OCT Act

    On Thursday October 25, 2018 the Provincial Government announced it would introduce legislation which, if passed, would require the Discipline Committees of the Ontario College of Teachers and the College of Early Childhood Educators to revoke an educator's certificate of registration for any act of sexual abuse of a student or child. In addition, it would provide regulation-making authority to require mandatory revocation of an educator’s certificate for engaging in behaviours of a sexual nature that are prohibited under the Criminal Code.

    The Ontario College of Teachers and the College of Early Childhood Educators already have the power to revoke certificates for sexual misconduct or any other form of misconduct. The proposed change would, however, make exercising this power mandatory and would remove the discretion of the College to consider the specific circumstances of each case, the public interest, and the wellbeing of the individual victims.

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