College’s Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Now Available

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is excited to share that the revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice were recently approved by College Council and are now available for you to view on the College’s website!

Thank you to all registrants who provided us with their insights – your feedback helped to refine and revise the minimum standards of practice for professional and ethical care in Ontario.

Revisions to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice were revised following a robust consultation process to ensure that updates reflect societal changes and the current practice landscape. The changes affect every registrant, regardless of area of practice.

The updates include a greater focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, as well as simplified language and clarification on some topics. The new website version of the revised Standards of Practice also includes links to relevant resources to further support registrants in their practice.

Register for a Professional Practice Webinar

To learn more about the revisions to the Standards of Practice and address frequently asked questions, registrants are invited to attend a webinar on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT. Register now
  • Wednesday, September 27, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM EDT. Register now
  • Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM EDT. Register now

Please note: a recorded version of the webinar will be made available on the College website for viewing at a later date.

More Information

If you have any questions about the revised Standards of Practice, contact the Professional Practice Department at