14 May 2018

Employer Roundtable Coming to Sudbury

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,…

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14 May 2018

Five Reasons Why Social Workers and Social Service Workers Should Attend AMED

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,…

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14 May 2018

View the College’s 2017 Annual Report Online

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 Accomplishments
2017 Committee Reports
Independent Auditor’s Report

Click here to read the 2017 Annual Report….

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11 May 2018

Q&A: As an Employer, Can I Contact the OCSWSSW with Practice-related Questions?

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….

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12 Feb 2018

Is Something Missing from Your Hire?

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….

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12 Feb 2018

Proclamation of the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy: What You Need to Know

The College is pleased to announce that long-awaited legislative changes concerning psychotherapy were proclaimed and came into force on December 30, 2017.

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,…

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12 Feb 2018

Q&A: Can a Registered Social Worker or Registered Social Service Worker Perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy?


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,

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