2022 Council Election in Electoral Districts Nos. 1, 2 and 5

Voting is Now Open!

Voting has begun for the election of registered social workers and social service workers in Electoral District Nos. 1, 2 and 5. The election of Council members in District Nos. 1, 2 and 5 will take place on May 26, 2022.

How to Vote

Voting will be conducted online. Members in District Nos. 1, 2 and 5 will receive an email from BigPulse, a third-party online election vendor contracted by the College, that will provide you with the opportunity to vote online. All ballots must be submitted online no later than May 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Please note: To ensure that you may exercise your right to vote, please check both your Inbox and spam/junk folders for an email from @bigpulse.com.

The voting system is secure and designed to protect the confidentiality of members’ votes. The voting system is one that has been used successfully by the College as well as other Ontario regulatory colleges. This online process improves efficiency and reduces paper, printing and mailing costs associated with the election.


Electoral District Nos. 1, 2 and 5

  • Elects two social work councillors and two social service work councillors in each district
  • Electoral District No. 1 is composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the of the Districts of Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Sudbury, Algoma, Manitoulin, Parry Sound and Nipissing and the District Municipality of Muskoka.
  • Electoral District No. 2 is composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the Counties of Hastings, Lanark and Renfrew, the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, Prescott & Russell, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, the County of Prince Edward, the Frontenac Management Board, the City of Kingston, and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.
  • Electoral District No. 5 is composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the Counties of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Lambton and Essex and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College strives to create an inclusive environment on Council to reflect the diversity of its members and the individuals, families and communities that they serve.  As part of these efforts, the College encouraged nominations from eligible members from equity-deserving groups – including those who are Indigenous, members of visible minorities, persons living with disabilities and/or women.


If you have further questions, contact us at elections@ocswssw.org