Psychotherapy Consultation

Five regulatory colleges have created a clarification document and YouTube video to help individuals who provide psychotherapy services understand the distinction between psychotherapy as the controlled act and psychotherapy that does not fall under the definition of the controlled act. We are seeking your input as to whether these resources provide sufficient clarity. The controlled act of psychotherapy will be one of 14 “controlled acts” or healthcare activities which are restricted to members of certain…

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Call for Nominations for Election to Council in District 3

Members in Electoral District #3 have been sent an eBulletin announcing a Call for Nominations for election to Council. If you are a member in District #3, and you have not received a Call for Nominations by eBulletin, please check your spam folder. To ensure you receive electronic information from the College, please add the College to your email contact list. For more information, please contact Pat Lieberman at plieberman@ocswssw.org.

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2017 Membership Renewal Late-Fee Deadline Approaching

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2017 to do so online on or before January 31, 2017 to avoid the late fee penalty. If you do not intend to renew your membership for 2017 or wish to change your membership status, you must contact the College for further instructions. How to Renew Your Membership OnlineOnline renewals are secure and easy, and take less than five…

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New College Podcasts: The Council Member Experience

Are you interested in becoming a member of the College Council? The College has developed new podcasts of Council Members talking about their experience. To listen to the podcasts, click here. The College Council is comprised of seven social workers and seven social service workers who are elected by members of the College. Another seven Public members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. An election is held in a different district in May of each…

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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 Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW, as the President of Council. Beatrice was elected to Council in 2008 and previously served two terms as President in 2013/14 and 2014/15. The College would also like to welcome the recently elected Executive Committee members of Council for 2016/17: Greg Clarke, RSSW – Vice-PresidentDavid Hodgson, Public Member – Vice-PresidentShelley Hale, RSSW –…

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Medical Assistance in Dying: Guidance for Members of the OCSWSSW

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada found that the prohibition against physician-assisted dying in the Criminal Code of Canada was unconstitutional. In response to the Supreme Court's decision, Parliament passed legislation on medical assistance in dying (“MAID”) on June 17, 2016. This means that doctors and nurse practitioners in Canada can now provide medical assistance in dying, where this is done in accordance with the federal legislation as well as any applicable provincial…

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Important Updates for Members: Completing your CCP and the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund

With the arrival of fall, renewing your College membership will soon be top of mind. This eBulletin contains important information about the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF). Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Membership renewal for 2017 is coming soon! When you renew your College membership, you’ll be required to make a declaration indicating that you have participated in the 2016 CCP. If you haven’t done…

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Important Notice

The College server will be down from Saturday, September 17th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. You will be unable to access the College website, and send the College an email, fax or voicemail during that time. More importantly, you will not be able to renew your membership, access the Online Register or login to My Profile. Please keep this information in mind and revisit the College after 10:00 a.m. on…

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Archived AMED 2016 Webcasts Available on College Website

We invite you to continue to participate in the 2016 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED), which was held in-person in Toronto and, for the first time, webcast live all day. All of our AMED 2016 sessions are available online in either archived audio webcast or PowerPoint presentation, or both. Videos are available of the Annual Meeting and keynote address. To access any of these sessions, visit our website at: https://www.ocswssw.org/members/amed/resilience2016/. Most accessible AMED ever…

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Read the College’s Inaugural CCP Ambassador Program Interviews

In 2015, at its Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED), the College asked members to share their stories about what activities they engage in as part of the annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP). We would like to thank those members who indicated their interest. CCP Ambassadors are registered social workers and registered social service workers who have agreed to share their unique perspectives on why they feel remaining continually competent by completing the CCP each…

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2015 Annual Report Now Available Online

The College’s 2015 Annual Report can now be viewed on the College website. The theme of this year’s Annual Report is Fifteen Years: Moving Forward. The 2015 Annual Report includes the following: Joint Message from the President and Registrar2015 Accomplishments2015 Committee ReportsIndependent Auditor’s Report You can read the 2015 Annual Report by clicking on the following link: https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Annual-Report.pdf For more information, please contact John Gilson, Communications Coordinator, at jgilson@ocswssw.org.

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