As mandated under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, the College is required to have a process for mandatory reports. This mandatory reporting process is an important regulatory tool the College uses to protect the public from unqualified, unfit and incompetent social workers and social service workers….Read More
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that its third Employer Roundtable will be hosted in Sudbury.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury
Who should attend: Social work and social service work employers in the Greater Sudbury Area
Employer Roundtables are part of the College’s Strategic Plan 2016–2019,…Read More
Every year the College hosts its Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED), a full-day event exclusively for registered social workers and registered social service workers.
This year’s event takes place on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and features important updates from College leadership,…Read More
The College’s 2017 Annual Report is now available on the College website. The theme of this year’s Annual Report is Engaging the Public. Enhancing Awareness.
The 2017 Annual Report highlights the College’s activities over the past year and includes the following:
Joint Message from the President and the Registrar
2017 Committee Reports
Independent Auditor’s Report
Click here to read the 2017 Annual Report….Read More
Yes. The Professional Practice Department responds to practice inquiries from members, employers, the public and other stakeholders. The Professional Practice staff often receives questions about ethical or practice dilemmas that individuals are facing. They will help you identify the Standards of Practice that may be relevant to you or your staff in a particular situation and that will guide your decisions….Read More
How to Find a Social Worker or Social Service Worker on the OCSWSSW Public Register
Employing registered social workers (RSWs) and registered social service workers (RSSWs) demonstrates that you are committed to delivering professional, ethical, qualified and accountable care and services to the clients your organization serves….Read More
What Does this Mean for Employers?
These important developments affect your employees who practise psychotherapy and/or those who wish to use the title “psychotherapist.”
As of December 30,…Read More
Yes. As of December 30, 2017, members of the College are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy in compliance with the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 and its regulations and bylaws.
Members must practise in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook,…Read More
In 2017, the College successfully hosted its first series of Employer Roundtables in Thunder Bay and Windsor as part of its Strategic Plan to strengthen stakeholder and public awareness.
Employer Roundtables provide an opportunity for employers to:…
Learn about the College and its ongoing public protection mandate.Read More
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new campaign to inform employers of the many benefits of hiring registered social workers and registered social service workers.
Your employer saw the value in hiring you,…Read More