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The College investigates and resolves complaints about College members related to
professional misconduct, incapacity and incompetence.
Members accused of professional misconduct have a right to procedural fairness,
including the right to answer and defend, to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise,
and to have matters dealt with in a timely manner. They also have a right under
law to appeal.
By proportion, complaints against teachers are rare. The College has 238,000 members.
About 90 people on average face a public hearing in any given year.
Three-member panels of publicly appointed and teacher-elected College members rule
on each case. The panel can decide on an appropriate penalty. The penalty can range
from a reprimand, and direction to receive counselling or take courses, to losing
one’s licence to teach.
Disciplinary decisions are listed in alphabetical order.
Do you have concerns about a member? The filing and investigating of a complaint
follows a specific process. Learn about the
and the steps to take to
submit a complaint.
The College’s disciplinary hearings are open to the public. Notices of hearings
are posted to the
as soon as they are served on the member.
Professional Misconduct Regulation defines what actions form professional
misconduct for College members.
As part of the disciplinary process, a member may be required to complete courses.
The College issues
professional advisories to guide and advise its members about topics
that are important to the teaching profession. For example, one advisory advised
teachers how to best use electronic communication and social media.
This video demonstrates how the College conducts public hearings into allegations
of professional misconduct or incompetence.
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