The Professional Practice Department contributes to the ongoing development of practice resources, and oversees the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Professional Practice staff also responds to practice inquiries from members, employers, the public and other stakeholders and presents across Ontario on a variety of topics.
As a member of the College, you can consult with the Professional Practice Department about an ethical or practice dilemma that you are facing. The Professional Practice staff will help you to identify the Standards of Practice that are relevant in a particular scenario and that will guide your decisions. They can also direct you to other College resources, such as Practice Guidelines, and help you to identify the pertinent issues in a particular situation. You may also be encouraged to consult more widely – with your colleagues, your manager or a lawyer, for example. Your professional judgement is key in the many challenging situations which you face in your practice; practice consultations can help you make sound and ethical decisions.
The Professional Practice Department delivers in-person and remote presentations across Ontario. Presentations to students focus on regulation and how to become a member of the College. Presentations to members focus on relevant practice issues, the role of the standards of practice and ethical decision-making. Additionally the Department participates in panel discussions and consultations with government and other stakeholders on topics relevant to the College mandate and to our members.
College members have access to the following resources:
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Scopes of Practice Paper
Medical Assistance in Dying
SWSSWA Use of the Title "Dr"
Use of Title and Holding Out Provisions
Jennifer Burt-Yanoff, RSW
Professional Practice Associate
Ext. 227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Jennifer for practice consultations
Aleiya Yusaf, RSSW
Administrator, Professional Practice
Ext. 419 or email: email@example.com
Contact Aleiya for presentation scheduling and the CCP
Christina Van Sickle, RSW
Director of Professional Practice
Ext. 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Christina for stakeholder consultations