The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers protects the interest of the public by regulating the practice of social workers and social service workers and promoting ethical and professional practice.

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College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) Stakeholder Consultation

ocswssw March 27, 2018 No Comments News Updates

The following is being circulated at the request of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO):

As OCSWSSW members are aware, on December 30, 2017, the government of Ontario proclaimed into force the controlled act of psychotherapy, with a two-year transition period to allow the mental health sector a period of time in which individuals must either become registered with one of the appropriate colleges or restrict their services so that they do not perform the controlled act….

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OCSWSSW Launches Public Awareness Initiative

ocswssw March 20, 2018 No Comments News Updates

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative that aims to further extend the College’s reach to the Ontario public and continue to fulfill our primary duty of public protection.

The College’s message to Ontarians is simple: check to make sure your social worker/social service worker’s name is on the Online Register….

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Membership Renewals: Late Fee in Effect

ocswssw February 21, 2018 No Comments News Updates

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2018 that a $50 penalty fee has been added to unpaid renewal fees effective February 1, 2018.

Important Note: If you do not intend to renew your membership for 2018 or wish to change your membership status,…

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