12 May 2021

Update from the Registrar and CEO

As Registrar and CEO for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College), I would like to provide you with a few updates:

Registration and Member Fees for 2022

During its meeting on Thursday, May 6th, the College Council approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to the registration and member fees in 2022. In making this decision, Council carefully considered the significant and ongoing impact of COVID-19, the College’s operating costs, resource needs and other factors.

Every year, the Council carefully considers the College’s financial situation, reviews cash flow projections and approves fees for the following year. This annual review ensures that the College responds to changes in the environment in a fiscally responsible and flexible manner, while ensuring its ongoing capacity to fulfill its public protection mandate.

Stay tuned for information later this fall regarding the College’s annual membership renewal.

Annual Meeting and Education Day – Registration Now Open

As you will have seen in a previous eBulletin, general registration for the College’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) is now open. This year’s AMED will be hosted entirely online on a conference platform over a two-day period on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18, 2021.

What to Expect

You will have the opportunity to attend:

  • the College’s Annual Meeting;
  • the keynote address on anti-Black racism, presented by Dr. Keith Adamson, RSW; and
  • educational sessions on a variety of relevant topics.

You will also be able to participate by asking questions and/or making comments and there will be networking opportunities to join!

By registering for the event, you will:

  • be able to modify your personalized schedule at any point; and
  • have access to view sessions on-demand after the event.

Register Now

Please note: You will have the opportunity to login to the conference platform in early June to further personalize your profile and to begin selecting which parts of AMED you will be attending – including the Annual Meeting, keynote address and educational sessions.

We hope you will join us at this year’s event!

Thank you once again for your ongoing dedication and service.

Keep well and stay safe.

Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW

Registrar and CEO