07 Dec 2020

Revisit the 2020 Educational Forums on the College Website!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) invites you to watch recently added videos of the 2020 Educational Forums on our website and YouTube channel! The videos have been edited for optimal viewing and include closed captioning.

The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. These half-day events help members stay connected with the College while gaining valuable knowledge on issues that impact social work and social service work practice.

This year’s Forums featured updates from the College as well as highly relevant and thought-provoking presentations by Khadijah Kanji, RSW and Serena Nudel, RSW on October 22nd; and Dr. Keith Adamson, RSW on November 4th. The Forums were a success by all measures, with both events hosted entirely online for the first time. We were very pleased with the number of members who participated, and with the high levels of engagement during and after the events. We want to once again thank Khadijah, Serena and Keith for their informative presentations!

You can access the individual presentations from the 2020 Educational Forums by clicking on the following links:

Khadijah Kanji and Serena Nudel share Access Alliance’s evidence-informed model of service delivery, and how they have applied the findings of their research to create safer spaces for LGBTQ+ newcomer communities.

What is racism? And what does racism look like in Canada? Dr. Keith Adamson shares his thoughts around advocacy and what social workers and social service workers can do in order to address racism at all levels.

Use towards your CCP!

Watching the 2020 Educational Forums can be used as a learning activity towards the completion of your 2020 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements. The CCP is mandatory for all members of the College (except those holding a retired class of certificate of registration) and ensures that social workers and social service workers enhance their knowledge on an ongoing basis, and remain up to date in their practice throughout their careers. Learning activities for the CCP are defined broadly, and may include participating in courses or workshops, conducting research, reading journal articles, supervising students, serving as board members of a professional association or other organization, and more.

For more information on the CCP, please visit our website or contact ccp@ocswssw.org.

If you have an inquiry related to the Educational Forums, please contact communications@ocswssw.org.