Call for Nominations for Council Vacancy – October 2022

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) has recently accepted a resignation from the elected social service worker for Electoral District No. 2. Accordingly, there is a social service work vacancy on Council. We encourage you to consider expressing your interest in filling this vacancy.

Bylaw 36 requires the College to identify social service work members from District 2 who are willing to serve on Council for the remainder of the term, which is until the first Council meeting after the next election in District 2, scheduled for May 2025.

Section 8.03 of the election bylaw of the College is applicable in these circumstances and provides that the current elected members of the Council will elect a person who is willing to fill the vacancy and meets the criteria set out in the bylaws for eligibility to be nominated for the position.

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 who are proficient/fluent in French and from other 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 and former Council members discuss their experience and the importance of serving in the public interest.

How to Apply

If you are interested in filling this vacancy, the College would be pleased to receive your expression of interest. Please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee your election to the position. Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations Package

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

  • 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 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.


The College invites social service work members who meet the criteria to complete and send the documents listed above. Completed and signed forms must be received by the College no later than
5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022. Expressions of interest can be submitted by:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 416-972-1512, ATTN: Rebecca Singh-Arthur; or by
  • Mail: OCSWSSW, 250 Bloor Street East, Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M4W 1E6

If you have questions regarding the Council vacancy, please contact Rebecca Singh-Arthur at 416-972-9882 x422 or by email at