OCSWSSW Launches Employer Outreach Campaign: Don’t Miss Out!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new campaign to inform employers of the many benefits of hiring registered social workers and registered social service workers. Your employer saw the value in hiring you, and all that you bring as a registered member of the College. We don't want employers to miss out on any of the value that registered social workers and…

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Membership Renewals Now Open!

The 2018 renewal period is 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, 2017. 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.Go to “My Profile” to confirm that your personal information is accurate and up to date.Click…

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Social workers in Ontario – salaries and job satisfaction survey

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is conducting a province-wide online survey to gather information about current social work salaries and job satisfaction across sectors of practice in Ontario. The collection and analysis of this data is crucial to better understanding what needs to be done to address these inequities, to create more supportive work environments and to provide a baseline to track changes in salaries and job satisfaction over time. Click here to…

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Renewing Your College Membership

This year's renewal period will begin in early November. You will be sent a notice via email once the College's member renewal period is open. Members will be able to renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College's online member services in early November. The deadline to complete your membership renewal is December 31, 2017. Renew Your Membership Online Once the renewal period is open, follow these easy steps to renew your…

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Important Notice – Scheduled Online Maintenance

The College’s Public Register and online services will be down for regularly scheduled service from Saturday, October 28th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, October 29th at noon. 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. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Survey Regarding Clinical Supervision of Registered Psychotherapists

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is gathering information regarding  the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide effective clinical supervision. We are asking for the assistance of members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who are supervising, or have supervised registered psychotherapists within their registration process.  If you have been involved in this way, we would be very interested in hearing from you by November 24, 2017 through a brief…

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October Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

See it?  Report it.  It’s the law. October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To raise awareness about this important topic, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services it is reminding everyone that keeping the most vulnerable members of our communities safe is a responsibility we all share. Learn to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect and to immediately report  any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection directly…

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Professional Practice Updates: SWSSWPDF and 2017 CCP

The College has important updates for members regarding the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) and the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Extension of the SWSSWPDFThe Honourable Helena Jaczek , Minister of Community and Social Services, has recently announced her decision to extend the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) for a further two years. The SWSSWPDF helps ensure that members of the College have access to professional…

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Message from the Registrar

[ocswssw_blue_callout] [ocswssw_gridrow][ocswssw_twothird] The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ Registrar issued the following message regarding CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator.[/ocswssw_twothird][ocswssw_onethird][ocswssw_btn_green url="https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ocswssw_message_from_the_registrar_20170918.pdf" target="blank" size="regular"]Download Message[/ocswssw_btn_green][/ocswssw_onethird][/ocswssw_gridrow] [/ocswssw_blue_callout] Message from the Registrar RE: CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator In the past week, there has been increased media attention regarding fake educational credentials. A CBC Marketplace investigation reported this story which aired on September 15, 2017.…

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OCSWSSW Council Elects New President and Executive Committee

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the election of Shelley Hale, RSSW, who was elected President at a Council meeting on September 7, 2017. Shelley (District No. 2) was first elected to Council in 2001. She has previously served on the College’s Registration Appeals, Discipline, Standards of Practice, Titles and Designations, Election, Fitness to Practise, and Nominating Committees. She has served as Chair on the Standards…

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OCSWSSW Invites Members to its 2017 Educational Forums

The College is pleased to announce that this year’s Educational Forums for members will be taking place at the following locations: Sudbury: October 19, 2017Kitchener: October 26, 2017 The forums, which are held each year at different cities across Ontario, are part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This initiative is in response to members who want to stay connected with the College but are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED)…

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Join the College’s Facebook Community!

The College invites members and other stakeholders to connect with us on our new Facebook page! Visit the College’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/OCSWSSW/ Facebook is one of many communication tools the College uses to raise awareness of its public protection mandate, and better engage and inform members and the public. By joining the College’s Facebook page, members can expect to receive: Important regulatory updates.Membership renewal and CCP reminders.Links to practice-related resources.Posts and photos from College…

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