The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share the following updates and resources to support members’ practice.
2021 Continuing Competence Program
As part of the 2021 Continuing Competence Program (CCP), you are required to review – along with the Standards of Practice – the following practice resources:
- Ethical and Competent Responses to Anti-Black Racism
- But “They” Told Me To! Owning Your Professional Accountability
- Top 6 Considerations for Virtual Services
- Top 10 Considerations for Using Communication Technology in Practice
- Communication Technology Practices and Policies for a Digital World
A condition of College registration
Your participation in the CCP demonstrates your commitment to professional and ethical practice.
The CCP is mandatory for all members of the College (except those holding a retired class of certificate of registration), and includes those who are not currently practising, are members of the inactive class, are on maternity, parental or sick leave, or who registered late in the year. Please be advised that the Registration Regulation (Regulation 383/00) made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act gives the College the authority to suspend the certificate of registration of a member for non-compliance with the CCP.
Watch the educational video below for a snapshot of the CCP requirements:
Please visit the College website for more information on CCP learning activities, documents, evaluation, frequently asked questions and more. For all CCP-related inquiries, please contact the Professional Practice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER – FAQs on Cross-Jurisdictional Practice
The College continues to receive a high number of inquiries related to cross-jurisdictional practice. As noted in previous member communications, we have developed frequently asked questions to offer some guidance on this topic, including the following:
Q: I’m registered as a member of the College. Am I allowed to practise in other provinces/jurisdictions?
A: College members who are wondering whether they can provide services to clients who live outside Ontario are advised to contact the regulatory body of the province or jurisdiction where the client is located to determine the requirements of the regulatory body in that province or jurisdiction. Members in this situation are also advised to seek legal advice and contact their professional liability insurance provider before providing services.
Q: I’m registered as a member of the College, but not currently living in Ontario. Am I permitted to provide care and services to clients who live in Ontario?
A: Members of the College are permitted to practise in Ontario, whether or not they reside here. Practice may include direct or indirect, clinical or non-clinical care or services.
Please contact the Professional Practice Department at email@example.com for all practice-related inquiries.