20 Sep 2018

Important Notice – Scheduled Online Maintenance

The College’s Public Register and online services will be closed for regularly scheduled service from Saturday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. until Sunday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. During this time, you will be unable to access the College’s Public Register and online services, which includes sending email, fax or voicemail to the College….

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31 Aug 2018

A Message from the Registrar and CEO

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers experienced a service disruption from August 24-29 that affected email communication and access to the member portal and Online Register.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we appreciate your understanding during the resumption of services….

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13 Aug 2018

Did You Know? Why the College was Established

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is the regulatory body for social workers and social service workers in Ontario. The College’s ongoing mandate is to protect the public interest through self-regulation of the professions of social work and social service work.

The College was established to protect the Ontario public from unqualified,

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13 Aug 2018

Q&A: As an Employer, What Obligations Are Related to the Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect?

The Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and its supporting regulations were proclaimed as of April 30, 2018. Of particular relevance to employers of social workers and social service workers is section 125, which sets out the duty to report.

The College recently updated its article on the duty to report to reflect this important legislative change. …

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