18 Jun 2018

2018 Election Results for Electoral District No. 4

On Thursday May 31, 2018, the College held an election for social work members and social service work members in Electoral District No. 4.

The results of the College Council elections are now final and the candidates below are declared elected by the Election Committee. Terms for the elected Council members will commence in September 2018.

Role of Council Members

Council Members provide direction to the College and its staff in fulfilling its mandate to protect the public interest. This includes:

  • Developing policies to regulate the practice of social work and social service work which reflect the College’s public protection mandate.
  • Governing and managing the affairs of the College.
  • Attending and participating in Council meetings and statutory committees.

Election Results

Social Service Workers
The following members of the College are the candidates who received the greatest number of votes in the election in the social service work category:

  • Sue-Ellen Merritt, RSSW
  • Amanda Bettencourt, RSSW

Social Workers
The following members of the College are the candidates who received the greatest number of votes in the election in the social work category:

  • Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW
  • Donald Panton, RSW

The College thanks all members who stood for election and congratulates those members who received the greatest number of votes in each membership category.

If you have any questions regarding College elections, contact Pat Lieberman at 416-972-9882 ext. 207 or toll free 1-877-828-9380 ext. 207 or email at plieberman@ocswssw.org.

About the College
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is the regulatory body for social workers and social service workers in Ontario. Its mandate is to serve and protect the public interest and govern its members.