The College’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Education Day – Virtual Portal Now Open

This year’s virtual Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) is quickly approaching on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. EST. Are you already registered? Watch out for a welcome email! For College members who have already registered to attend AMED, we have now opened the AMED 2022 Virtual Portal for you to access. Please be on the lookout for a welcome email in the coming days with information inviting you to log in and get familiar with the conference…

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View the College’s 2021 Annual Report Online

The College’s 2021 Annual Report is now available on the College website. The theme of the 2021 Annual Report is Learning and Unlearning. The 2021 Annual Report highlights the College’s activities over the past year and includes the following: Joint message from the President and the Registrar & CEOAn article about the College’s 2021 activities, “Embracing Change”Statistics and graphicsThe independent auditor’s report, including financial statementsAnd more Read the 2021 Annual Report: PDF | Web version…

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Council Highlights for May 5-6, 2022

May 5, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Governance consultants Harry Cayton and Deanna Williams, engaged by the College to conduct governance training and a governance review, presented their final report to Council.Council approved a motion to accept the governance report, release the report publicly and develop an action plan for Council’s consideration. May 6, 2022 (9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council.Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO,…

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Update from the Registrar and CEO: Registration and Membership Fees for 2023 and a Reminder about AMED Registration

As Registrar and CEO for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College), I would like to provide you with a few updates: REGISTRATION AND MEMBER FEES FOR 2023 During its meeting on Friday, May 6, College Council approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to the registration and member fees in 2023. In making this decision, Council considered the College’s operating costs and resource needs and…

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Register Now for the College’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Education Day!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) invites you to attend its Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This year’s theme is Learning and Unlearning in a Changing Landscape. The College is pleased to have a keynote address titled Supporting First Nations Rights to Mental Wellness – What is…

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Council Meeting Highlights for December 1-2, 2021

The Council is the 21-member governing body and board of directors that manages and administers College affairs. The policies developed by Council provide direction to the College and to staff. December 1, 2021 (10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council.Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Denitha Breau, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s Strategic Plan…

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Council Highlights for March 2, 2022

The Council is the 21-member governing body and board of directors that manages and administers College affairs. The policies developed by Council provide direction to the College and to staff. March 2, 2022 (10:15 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.) Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council, which included an update about Council’s upcoming governance training and review project launched by the Governance Working Group.Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Denitha Breau, Deputy Registrar,…

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Professional Practice Update: Use of the Title “Psychotherapist” and Other Announcements

In this update: Use of the title “Psychotherapist” and clarification to insurance providers regarding the title “Psychotherapist”Frequently asked questions on practising in another province or jurisdictionReminder: 2022 CCP required readings The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share the following updates and resources to support members’ practice. Use of the Title “Psychotherapist” Members of the College are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy in compliance…

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Save the Date for AMED 2022!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is happy to announce that it will be holding its Annual Meeting & Education Day (AMED) on Friday, June 10, 2022. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This year’s theme is Learning and Unlearning in a Changing Landscape. The College is pleased to have Dr. Carol Hopkins, RSW, as the keynote speaker and eight educational sessions that will take place throughout the day on Friday,…

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INFORMATION ON TITLES AND DESIGNATIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) has received a number of inquiries regarding the correct use of titles and designations. The following information is intended to clarify which titles and designations members may use. Protected titles In Ontario, the following protected titles and designations, their abbreviations and French equivalents can only be used by, or in reference to, individuals registered with the College. Social workerRegistered social workerSocial service workerRegistered…

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ASWB Is Seeking Registered Social Workers to Join their Practice Analysis Task Force and an Update on Entry-to-Practice Exams

The following includes messaging sent on behalf of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). The ASWB is a non-profit organization composed of and owned by the social worker regulatory boards and colleges of all 50 U.S. states and all 10 Canadian provinces, including the College. Message from the ASWB The ASWB is seeking registered social workers to volunteer to join their Practice Analysis Task Force. Selected participants will provide subject matter expertise to the…

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