The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers invites members to watch footage from the “Committed to Competence” webinar on its website and YouTube channel!
The webinar, which was originally hosted by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) on November 25, 2020, features the College’s Christina Van Sickle, MSW, RSW, Director, Professional Practice, and Sue Kowalski, MSW, RSW, Professional Practice Associate.
“Committed to Competence” reviews the history and requirements of the College’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP), and answers members’ most frequently asked questions. The webinar explains how members:
- complete the four steps of the CCP;
- may use their lived experiences as learning activities, where appropriate; and
- direct their own learning as part of the program.
The recently added video includes closed-captioning.
Complete the 2020 CCP!
Participation in the CCP is a condition of registration and one of the ways that members demonstrate their commitment to professional and ethical practice. While the College recognizes the ongoing impact that COVID-19 has on its members, all members (with the exception of those in the retired class of certificate of registration) are still required to participate in the CCP. This includes those who are not currently practising, in the inactive class of certificate of registration, on maternity, parental or sick leave, or who registered late in the year.
The CCP is self-directed, and members can use a wide variety of learning activities to fulfill their learning goals. Please visit the CCP section on the College website for more information on learning activities, documents, evaluation and more.
As part of the 2020 CCP, members are required to review (along with the Standards of Practice) the following three resources:
- Practice Notes, “Cultural Humility: A Commitment to Lifelong Learning”
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples