2023 Council Election – Call for Nominations

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, 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 Electoral District No. 3.

The College invites all registrants eligible to vote in Electoral District No. 3 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 24, 2023.

What do Council members do?

As part of their governance role, Council members:

  • 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.
  • Attend approximately four Council meetings annually.
  • Sit on at least one statutory committee.

Click here to listen to current Council members discuss their experience and the importance of serving in the public interest.

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion

The College strives to create an inclusive environment on Council to reflect the diversity of its registrants and the individuals, families and communities that they serve. As part of these efforts, the College encourages nominations from eligible registrants 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.

Apply now

Are you interested in becoming a member of the College Council? For more information on Council elections and how to apply, please click here.

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