Membership Renewals: Late Fee in Effect

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2018 that a $50 penalty fee has been added to unpaid renewal fees effective February 1, 2018. Important Note: If you do not intend to renew your membership for 2018 or wish to change your membership status, you must contact the College for further instructions. Renew Your Membership OnlineRenew your membership through the College's online member services.To renew your…

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Professional Practice Update: Psychotherapy, 2018 CCP, and SWSSWPDF

The College has important information for members regarding the proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy, the Continuing Competence Program (CCP), and the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF). PsychotherapyMembers have been contacting the Professional Practice Department with many questions about the controlled act of psychotherapy, including whether or not they can call themselves a “psychotherapist”. As of December 30, 2017, members of the College may perform the controlled act of…

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Accessing Member Resources on the College Website

Effective immediately, Member Resource USBs have been phased out. You can now access all important documents and resources directly from the Resources for Members webpage, including the following: The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook, Second Edition, 2008. Includes amendments to the Standards of Practice, effective October 1, 2010, February 13, 2011, May 6, 2015 and January 1, 2018. CCP documents CCP Instruction GuideCCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan PDFCCP Self-Assessment Tool…

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2018 OCSWSSW Council Elections – Call for Nominations

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the “College”) will hold an election for social work members and social service work members in Electoral District No. 4. The College invites all members eligible to vote in Electoral District No. 4 to put their names forward as candidates for election to the College Council. To determine if you are a member in District No. 4, click here. What…

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Are You Up-To-Date on Your College Knowledge? Take Our New Quiz and Find Out!

As part of the College's ongoing employer campaign, we are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive quiz! Designed to test an employer's knowledge, this educational quiz highlights the many benefits of hiring registered social workers and registered social service workers. After all, we don't want employers to miss out on any of the value that registered College members bring to their organization. Test your own knowledge and take the quiz now! Continue…

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New Educational Resource for Members

NEW! CCP VideoThe College is pleased to announce the launch of a new educational video to assist members in understanding and completing the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). As members of the College, you are required to complete the CCP as part of your annual renewal of registration. This is one of the ways you demonstrate to the public that you are committed to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice. The new video walks through the…

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UPDATED Important Clarification – Registration Regulation Amendments

The College continues to be made aware of a number of inaccuracies that have been circulating in relation to the amendments to the Registration Regulation, which came into effect on January 1, 2018. As mentioned in the College’s August 2nd eBulletin and in a November 15th news update, the amendments to the Registration Regulation, O. Reg. 383/00 made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 include, amongst other changes, the following: Improving language in the current Regulation so…

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Important Announcement: Proclamation of the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers has learned that long-awaited legislative changes concerning psychotherapy will be proclaimed in force on December 30, 2017. These important developments affect members who practise psychotherapy and/or those who wish to use the title “psychotherapist”. For details on this important proclamation, including the approved Practice Guidelines for Performing the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy, visit the College’s website. What does this proclamation mean?As of December 30, 2017,…

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Fall 2017 Perspective Now Available Online

The College is pleased to announce that the fall 2017 issue of Perspective can now be viewed on the Perspective website.In this issue… Message from the Registrar – The Role of the CollegeMembership Renewal: An Important Reminder 3 Ways to Connect with the College on Social MediaNew Council Roster for 2017/18Practice Notes: Professional and Ethical: Communication Technology Practices and Policies for a Digital WorldDiscipline Decision SummariesAnd much more! Members who wish to print a hard copy…

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Important Clarification – Registration Regulation Amendments

It has come to the College’s attention that members and potential applicants have expressed some concerns regarding the amendments to the Registration Regulation, which will come into effect on January 1, 2018. As mentioned in the College’s August 2nd eBulletin, the amendments to the Registration Regulation, O. Reg. 383/00 made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 include, amongst other changes, the following: Improving language in the current Regulation so that all…

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