Council Committees

The College has several statutory and non-statutory committees on which Council members and some non-Council members serve. Statutory committees are those the College must have according to the Social Work and Social Service Work Act (the “Act”). Non-statutory committees are those the College Council may establish on an as-needed basis.

The composition of the statutory committees are prescribed by the Act, however, the composition of the non-statutory committees may be determined by Council.

Please note: Information about individual members of committees other than the Executive Committee is not available on the College website or shared publicly. This supports the College’s commitment to ensure fairness in all of its processes and ensures that committee members are not contacted directly about allegations or other matters. For more information about Council, please contact oor@ocswssw.org.


Statutory Committees

Executive Committee
Chair: Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President

Complaints Committee
Chair: Sue-Ellen Merritt, RSSW

Discipline Committee
Chair: Frances Keogh, RSW

Fitness to Practise Committee
Chair: Frances Keogh, RSW

Registration Appeals Committee
Chair: Shelley Hale, RSSW

Non-Statutory Committees

Election Committee
Chair: Durel Williams, RSW

Finance Committee
Chair: Charlene Crews, RSSW

Governance Committee
Chair: John Fleming, Public Member

Nominating Committee
Chair: Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW

Standards of Practice Committee
Chair: Carrie McEachran, Public Member

Titles and Designations Committee
Chair: Amanda Bettencourt, RSSW

Corporations Committee