Important Note

The College’s online member services and the Online Register are currently unavailable for a system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions please contact Paul Cucci at 416-972-9882 ext.202 or info@ocswssw.org

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Online Member Services Unavailable from July 21-27 for System Maintenance

We would like to inform you that the College’s online member services will be unavailable from July 21 to July 27 for scheduled system maintenance. In addition, the College’s Public Register will be unavailable as of 3:00 p.m. from July 21 until July 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we update our database to better serve the public and our members. Should you have any…

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Experience AMED 2017 on the College Website

This year’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) was a great success with almost 600 participants joining us either in Toronto or online via live webcast! For those members who were unable to join live, videos, presentations and webcasts from AMED 2017 can now be viewed on the College website. Visit the College website to view the following from AMED 2017: Annual MeetingKeynote Address from Dr. Peter Menzies, MSW, RSWEducational Sessions We also encourage you to…

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2017 Election Results for Electoral District No. 3

The following are the results of the College Council elections, which took place on May 25, 2017 in Electoral District No. 3. The results of this election process are now final as the College did not receive a request for a recount prior to June 9, 2017. The candidates below are declared elected by the Election Committee. Social Service WorkersThe following members of the College are the candidates who received the greatest number of votes…

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Spring 2017 Perspective Now Available Online!

The College is pleased to announce that the spring 2017 issue of Perspective can now be viewed on the NEW Perspective website at perspective.ocswssw.org. In this issue… A Snapshot of College MembersRethinking Social Justice at AMED 20172017 College Council ElectionsNew Notification and Reporting Requirements under PHIPA – What You Need to KnowPractice Notes: “Setting the Table” – Issues to Consider When Initiating Client ConversationsDiscipline Decision SummariesQ&A: What Are the Benefits of Following the College on…

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Professional Practice Update: Additional Information and Resources Now Available on College Website

The Professional Practice Department contributes to the ongoing development of practice resources, and oversees the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Professional Practice staff also provides the following services: Consultations with members, employers and the publicIn-person or remote presentations across OntarioAccess to College resources While these services are not new to members, this information is now more readily available on the College website. Learn more about the services provided by the Professional Practice Department. New – Social…

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OCSWSSW 2016 Annual Report Now Available Online

The 2016 Annual Report can be viewed on the College website. The theme of this year’s Annual Report is The Next Chapter. The 2016 Annual Report highlights the College’s activities over the past year and includes the following: Joint Message from the President and the Registrar2016 Accomplishments2016 Committee ReportsIndependent Auditor’s Report Click here to read the 2016 Annual Report. For more information, contact John Gilson, Communications Officer, at jgilson@ocswssw.org.

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Professional Practice Updates: 2017 CCP and ODSP Income Support

The College has important updates for members regarding the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services’ (MCSS) changes to medical reviews for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients. 2017 CCP updateFor the 2017 CCP, College members will be required to review (along with the Standards of Practice) the article, “Medical Assistance in Dying: What Are My Professional Obligations?” In February, the College announced that its revised 2017 CCP is…

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Registration for AMED 2017 Now Open

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting & Education Day (AMED) is now open to all College members. The event is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. AMED will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The theme of AMED 2017 is Rethinking Social Justice:…

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The College Introduces New Communications Initiatives

The College is pleased to introduce two new communications initiatives which will help us better engage and connect with our stakeholders: the online Perspective newsletter and informational podcasts. Perspective gets its own websiteStarting this April, the College will offer the Perspective newsletter in electronic-only format. Members will be able to access Perspective online at www.perspective.ocswssw.org. The College’s decision to move towards an electronic Perspective was based in part on: A desire to be responsive to…

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Newly Revised CCP Documents Now Available on College Website

The College is pleased to announce that its 2017 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) documents – which include a newly revised CCP Instruction Guide, Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan – are now available on the College website. Council approved changes to the CCP after considering recommendations from a comprehensive evaluation of the program. The College is committed to ensuring that the CCP is feasible and accessible for all members. The CCP promotes quality assurance with…

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Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Report Response

The Office of the Chief Coroner has notified the College of the results of a review by the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (“DVDRC”) and sought the College's support in implementing one of its recommendations. This eBulletin seeks to assist in implementing the DVDRC's recommendation by: Sharing the findings of the DVDRC with members.Reminding members of their professional obligations with respect to competence, currency and scope of practice, particularly in the areas of depression, suicidal…

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