Council Meetings

The public is welcome to watch Council meetings via livestream. Dates are announced on this website and highlights from each meeting are published on the website and in our Perspective newsletter. Email the Office of the Registrar at oor@oswssw.org to receive the livestream link to view a Council meeting.

The next College Council meeting will be held on March 6, 2024.


The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is on the occupied land of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, and other Anishnaabeg nations, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. The College’s office is in the “Dish With One Spoon Territory”, which is a treaty between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee that binds them to share the area and protect the land in the spirit of community. Other Indigenous nations, settlers and all newcomers to Ontario have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Under this treaty, we are all responsible for caring for each other and the land. We acknowledge the history of the meeting place on which we are gathered, knowing that all settlers have a responsibility to consider what it means to recognize the history and ongoing legacy of colonialism, and are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land.

Today, the province of Ontario is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Each nation is unique in their worldviews, language, histories, current position and future accomplishments.  

A land acknowledgement is a first step, not an end point. The College is actively working on building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and individuals, in the spirit of partnership, collaboration, truth and reconciliation. We are doing so as part of our public protection mandate, to better serve Indigenous people living in Ontario and to support non-Indigenous registrants in improving their cultural competency when they are working with Indigenous clients and communities. This acknowledgement is a reminder that colonialism is still present in our society, and that we are and remain committed to continuing to engage in the current and ongoing important work of truth and reconciliation within our regulatory context.

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