Reminder – Join Us for the November 4 Educational Forum!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers would like to remind you to participate in its upcoming virtual Educational Forum on Wednesday, November 4, 2020!

The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This half-day event is an excellent opportunity for members to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda:

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – OCSWSSW update

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Keynote address

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Keynote Q&A period

Keynote address

The Educational Forum on November 4 will include a keynote presentation by Keith Adamson, RSW entitled “Racism at the Front Line.” Members will be able to access the keynote address PowerPoint presentation on the College website on the day of the Forum.

This keynote address presents an opportunity to describe what racism is, and what racism looks like in Canada. Keith Adamson will discuss the impact of racism on people of colour and will use this presentation to implore social workers and social service workers to take steps towards starting to remedy and promote healing within their own practice and the communities and clients they serve. Keith will share his thoughts around advocacy and what social workers and social service workers can do in order to address racism at all levels.

How to participate

Please note that pre-registration ahead of the 2020 Educational Forums is not required. To access the Forum via livestream, simply visit the College website on November 4. The Educational Forum will be presented in English.

During the livestream, members will be able to participate by asking questions and/or making comments. Participants will be able to submit their questions and/or comments by entering their questions into the “Call for Questions” field at the bottom of the Educational Forums webpage.

Don’t miss this relevant and informative opportunity! Following the Educational Forum, you will have access to a link to the Certificate of Participation which can be used towards your 2020 Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

If you have any questions regarding the Educational Forums, please contact the Communications Department by email at

We hope you will join us!