Employers play an important role in helping the College fulfill its mandate of public protection.

Educational tools and resources are available to employers and can be found the on the College website. Click on the links below to learn more.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Employers may refer to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook, Second Edition, 2008 to understand their employees’ professional obligations, and to inform agency policies and practices.

PHIPA Toolkit

The PHIPA Toolkit was developed to assist social workers and social service workers in understanding this complex legislation and their responsibilities under this Act.

The Online Register

Verify a member’s registration status using the College’s easy to use, accessible Online Register.

Practice Guidelines

The College develops Practice Guidelines to assist members and employers in interpreting and applying the College’s Standards of Practice in specific areas.

Mandatory Reports

Under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, employers of social workers and social service workers, have mandatory reporting obligations.

Continuing Competence Program (CCP)

Support your employees in completing their annual CCP.

Practice Notes

Written on a range of topics, Practice Notes are designed as an educational tool to assist members and employers in gaining a better understanding of how the Standards of Practice may apply to recurring issues in everyday practice.

Hiring Registered Social Workers and Registered Social Service Workers

Watch this video to find out the value of hiring registered social workers and social service workers.

Perspective Newsletter

The official member publication of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

For a full list of College resources and publications, click here.