On November 21, 2018, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Act), which includes changes to Ontario’s apprenticeship and skilled trades system.
Under the Act, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities has the powers to do the following:
- Terminate any members from the Ontario College of Trades (College) governing structure,
- Appoint members to the governing structure by Minister acting as Appointments Council,
- Dissolve any divisional or trade boards, and
- Dissolve any committees of the Board (statutory or otherwise).
The College is working with government to support an orderly transition of key functions until a new model for Ontario’s skilled trades system is introduced in 2019.
The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is governed by a Board of Governors that is comprised of 21 members representing both employers and employees in the sector and the general public.
All members of our governing structure — Board of Governors, Divisional and Trade Boards, and Roster of Adjudicators — are appointed by an independent Appointments Council.
To view the Board of Governors click here.
To attend a Board of Governors’ meeting click here.
To review the record of Board of Governors’ decisions click here.
To review minutes from Divisional Board meetings click here.
To review minutes from Trade Board meetings click here.
Note: The College does not have the legislative authority to appoint members to the College’s governance structure via an election process.