27 Oct 2017

Important Notice – Scheduled Online Maintenance

The College’s Public Register and online services will be down for regularly scheduled service from Saturday, October 28th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, October 29th at noon. During this time, you will be unable to access the College’s Public Register and online services, which includes sending email, fax or voicemail to the College. We apologize…

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26 Oct 2017

Survey Regarding Clinical Supervision of Registered Psychotherapists

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is gathering information regarding  the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide effective clinical supervision. We are asking for the assistance of members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who are supervising, or have supervised registered psychotherapists within their registration process.  If you have been…

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12 Oct 2017

October Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

See it?  Report it.  It’s the law. October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To raise awareness about this important topic, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services it is reminding everyone that keeping the most vulnerable members of our communities safe is a responsibility we all share. Learn to recognize the signs of child abuse…

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26 Sep 2017

Professional Practice Updates: SWSSWPDF and 2017 CCP

The College has important updates for members regarding the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) and the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Extension of the SWSSWPDF The Honourable Helena Jaczek , Minister of Community and Social Services, has recently announced her decision to extend the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional…

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18 Sep 2017

Message from the Registrar

Message from the Registrar RE: CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator In the past week, there has been increased media attention regarding fake educational credentials. A CBC Marketplace investigation reported this story which aired on September 15, 2017. The story highlighted a number of circumstances where individuals represented themselves as having…

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12 Sep 2017

OCSWSSW Council Elects New President and Executive Committee

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the election of Shelley Hale, RSSW, who was elected President at a Council meeting on September 7, 2017. Shelley (District No. 2) was first elected to Council in 2001. She has previously served on the College’s Registration Appeals, Discipline, Standards…

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30 Aug 2017

OCSWSSW Invites Members to its 2017 Educational Forums

The College is pleased to announce that this year’s Educational Forums for members will be taking place at the following locations: Sudbury: October 19, 2017 Kitchener: October 26, 2017 The forums, which are held each year at different cities across Ontario, are part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This initiative is in response to…

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16 Aug 2017

Join the College’s Facebook Community!

The College invites members and other stakeholders to connect with us on our new Facebook page! Visit the College’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/OCSWSSW/ Facebook is one of many communication tools the College uses to raise awareness of its public protection mandate, and better engage and inform members and the public. By joining the College’s Facebook…

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02 Aug 2017

Changes to the Registration Regulation: What You Need to Know

The College is very pleased to announce that long-awaited amendments to the Registration Regulation have been approved by the government and will come into effect on January 1, 2018. Proposed amendments to the Registration Regulation, O. Reg. 383/00 made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 were submitted to the Ministry of…

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28 Jul 2017

Important Note

The College’s online member services and the Online Register are currently unavailable for a system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions please contact Paul Cucci at 416-972-9882 ext.202 or info@ocswssw.org

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