2022 OCSWSSW Council Elections – Call for Nominations

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) will hold an election for registered social workers and registered social service workers in the following electoral districts:

  • Electoral District No. 1
  • Electoral District No. 2
  • Electoral District No. 5

The College invites all members eligible to vote in Electoral District Nos. 1, 2 and 5 to put their names forward as candidates for election to the College Council.

The due date for receipt of completed and signed nomination forms is 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 25, 2022.

What Do Council Members Do?

  • Develop policies to regulate the practice of social work and social service work that reflect the College’s primary duty to serve and protect the public interest.
  • Govern and manage the affairs of the College.
  • Attend approximately four Council meetings annually and sit on at least one statutory committee.

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 encourages nominations from eligible members from equity-deserving groups – including those who are Indigenous, members of visible minorities, persons living with disabilities and/or women.

Learn More

Are you interested in becoming a member of the College Council? Click here to listen to current Council members discuss their experience and the importance of serving in the public interest.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact a member of the 2022 Election Committee to discuss their experience on Council or contact Pat Lieberman, Manager, Human Resources and Council Relations at elections@ocswssw.org.

The members of the Election Committee are:

  • Durel Allen, RSW, Chair, dureldallen@gmail.com
  • Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW, btraubwerner@gmail.com
  • Amanda Bettencourt, RSSW, abettencourt4495@gmail.com
  • Judy Gardner, RSSW, judygardner@rogers.com
  • Carrie McEachran, Public Member, carrie@reboundonline.com
  • Déirdre Smith, Public Member, smitty5@rogers.com

How to Apply

Please Note:  The College invites all eligible members to put their names forward as candidates for election to the College Council.  This is a self-nomination process.

Call for Nominations Package

To stand for election, eligible candidates must review the following in the Call for Nominations Package:

  • Notice of Election of Members to Council in Electoral District Nos. 1, 2 and 5
  • Information Regarding Nominations and Eligibility for Candidates and
  • Guidelines for Completion of Candidate’s Acknowledgement Form, Candidate’s Biographical Summary Form and Candidate’s Statement

The Three R’s of Serving on Council: Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements

Completion of this training, which consists of a video series, is now mandatory for members of the College who wish to stand for election to Council. Candidates are obligated by College bylaw to take this course in order to run for election.

You must complete a quiz following review of the video series. Once you’ve successfully completed the quiz, you will receive a Certificate of completion that you must then submit to the College as part of your Call for Nominations Package.


After carefully reviewing the documents listed above and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the video series, please complete the nomination forms and submit them to the College by 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Apply Now

For more information on Council elections and how to apply, please visit the College website.

If you have questions, please email us at elections@ocswssw.org.