The Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006, (the “Act”) was proclaimed by the provincial government on March 1, 2007. The primary focus of the Act is to break down barriers and help internationally trained professionals enter and practise their respective professions. The Act requires that the province’s regulated professions adopt fair, transparent, impartial and expeditious registration practices.

The Act established the Office of the Fairness Commissioner (the “OFC”) which is mandated to oversee the registration practices of the province’s regulated professions. The office requires that the regulated professions review their own registration practices, submit annual reports to the OFC and undergo compliance audits.

Fair Registration Practices Reports

In accordance with the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act, the Office of the Fairness Commissioner requires that each regulated profession in Ontario submit a Fair Registration Practices Report annually.  The report details the College’s registration practices from the previous year.

Social Work Reports

2017 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2016 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2015 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2014 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2013 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2012 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2011 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2010 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2009 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW
2008 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SW

Social Service Work Reports

2017 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2016 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2015 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2014 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2013 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2012 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2011 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2010 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2009 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report SSW
2008 OFC Fair Registration Practices Report  SSW

Review of the Registration Practices of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

In accordance with the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act, the Office of the Fairness Commissioner requires that each regulated profession in Ontario review its registration practices and submit a report. The current review was submitted on March 1, 2011 and focused on the College’s registration practices in three areas: Fees, Timeliness of Decisions and Practical Experience.

To download the review, please click the following link:
Review of Registration Practices