Statistics Canada Questionnaire: Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers

The following message, which includes an invitation to complete a questionnaire on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers, is being sent on behalf of Statistics Canada. This initiative is a collaboration between Statistics Canada, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Statistics Canada encourages anyone working in a health care setting to participate. Message from Statistics Canada: Your participation is important: Your voice…

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Important COVID-19 Update as Some Regions Move into Lockdown

In light of last week’s provincial announcement, which moved Toronto and Peel into “Lockdown” effective Monday, November 23, 2020, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update as to how these ongoing developments may impact members and other stakeholders. As part of its new response framework, the province made the decision to move Toronto and Peel into “Lockdown” as of Monday,…

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Reminder – Survey: Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on RSWs and RSSWs

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is undertaking a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on members’ practice. As part of this review, the College would like to remind all members to participate in a survey. We recognize that many of you are facing challenges – both personally and professionally – and have had to adapt your practice and services as a result of the pandemic. Your…

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Professional Practice Update: FAQs on Cross-Jurisdictional Practice and 2020 CCP Reminder

The College is pleased to share the following updates and resources to support members’ practice. NEW FAQs on Cross-Jurisdictional Practice The College has been receiving an increased number of inquiries related to cross-jurisdictional practice. We have developed frequently asked questions to offer some guidance on this topic, including the following: Q: I’m registered as a member of the College. Am I allowed to practise in other provinces/jurisdictions? A: College members who are wondering whether they…

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Membership Renewals Now Open!

Members can now renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s online member services. The deadline to complete your membership renewal is December 31, 2020. Renew Your Membership Online To renew your membership online, follow these easy steps: Login using your User ID (your OCSWSSW registration number) and your password.Click on the “2021 Renewals” tab on the top left-hand side of your screen and select “2021 renewal” to complete the annual renewal…

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Survey: Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on RSWs and RSSWs

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is undertaking a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on members’ practice. As part of this review, we are asking all members to participate in a survey. We recognize that many of you are facing challenges – both personally and professionally – and have had to adapt your practice and services as a result of the pandemic. Your participation in this…

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OCSWSSW Update Regarding Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) continues to take its cues from government and public health authorities and to monitor closely how these ongoing developments may impact members and other stakeholders. The Ontario Government recently announced the development of an updated COVID-19 Response Framework. The Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework provides a gradual approach to public health safety while avoiding province-wide closures. Practice considerations In light of these…

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Reminder – Join Us for the November 4 Educational Forum!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers would like to remind you to participate in its upcoming virtual Educational Forum on Wednesday, November 4, 2020! The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This half-day event is an excellent opportunity for members to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – OCSWSSW update 9:30 a.m. to 10:30…

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Reminder – Join Us for the October 22 Educational Forum!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers would like to remind you to participate in its upcoming virtual Educational Forum on Thursday, October 22, 2020! The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This half-day event is an excellent opportunity for members to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – OCSWSSW update 9:30 a.m. to 10:30…

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