The College recently made some changes to its website to improve the user experience for all stakeholders, including registered members and the Ontario public at large. These improvements are part of the College’s strategic plan to strengthen stakeholder and public awareness.
The now more accessible and transparent ocswssw.org includes the following design changes:
Introducing the College’s New Public Section
The College website now features a Public section to help Ontarians access important information, including the following:
- The role of the College and its public protection mandate
- How to find a social worker or social service worker
- The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
- Complaints and discipline processes
- Upcoming discipline hearings
- Discipline decisions
The addition of a Public section helps the College to fulfill its primary duty – protecting the public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners.
Accessing CCP Information
Members can now access all information and resources related to the College’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) under the Professional Practice section of the website.
Members can also directly access CCP information on the College website’s homepage, by clicking on the pink “Complete My CCP” button.
Finding Complaints & Discipline Information (including Discipline Decisions)
As part of its ongoing mandate to protect the public, the College maintains rigorous complaints and discipline processes. Information about these processes and more can now be found under both the Public and Members sections of the website.
The College will continue to seek improvements to ensure its website provides relevant information to its stakeholders in the most accessible manner. Should you have questions about the recent website improvements, please contact the Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.