2023 Educational Forum

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The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) invites you to attend its virtual Educational Forum on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. 

What to Expect

This half-day virtual event is an excellent opportunity for registrants to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda:

  • College Update
  • Panel Discussion: Supporting Clients with Care and Competence Through Intimate Partner Violence
  • Panel Discussion Question Period

In addition to a College update from Denitha Breau RN, MSN, MBA, Registrar and CEO, the Educational Forum will include a keynote panel discussion facilitated by the College’s Director of Professional Practice, Christina Van Sickle, MSW, RSW. The expert panel will explore intimate partner violence and ways in which registrants can support their clients through competent and ethical care. The panel session will also highlight key strategies for social workers and social service workers in supporting clients who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence.

The panelists represent a variety of perspectives and practice areas, offering clinical, community-focused and system-based approaches and include:

  • Karishma Firdausi, Policy Analyst, Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Kathryn Greis, JD, LLM, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Marilyn Pajunen, Branch Manager, Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Bernice Reszitnyk MSW, RSW, Counsellor
  • Durel Williams, MSW, RSW, Private Practitioner

Registration Now Open!

We encourage you to register now to get an introductory feel for the virtual platform.

Please note: You will receive a confirmation email following your registration to the event. This email will contain personal login details for the 2023 Educational Forum virtual portal – please ensure you save your login and password so that you can access the virtual portal. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please check your junk/spam folders for an email from @pheedloop.com.  

Participation and the CCP

College registrants can use their attendance at the Educational Forum towards completing their Continuing Competence Program (CCP). The CCP ensures that social workers and social service workers are qualified, enhance their knowledge on an ongoing basis, and remain up to date in their practice throughout their careers.

For More Information

For more information on the 2023 Educational Forum, contact the College’s Communications Department at communications@ocswssw.org.