Reminder for Registrants: 2024 Renewals Are Open & New Process to Access Online Portal

A reminder to registrants that they can now renew their College registration for 2024. The deadline to complete the 2024 renewal and payment without incurring a late fee is January 31, 2024. The 2024 fees can be viewed on the College website. New registrants who were issued a certificate of registration at any time in 2023 are also required to complete their 2024 annual renewal of registration and provide confirmation of participation in the CCP…

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Accessing Qualified and Accountable Support this Winter – Social Workers and Social Service Workers Helping Ontarians Manage their Mental Health

The winter season can create challenges around mental health for many Ontarians. We may be affected by the reduced sunlight hours, or the weather can discourage us from participating in social activities. Some individuals are navigating challenging family dynamics during one of the many cultural holidays that take place around this time of year. The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) currently regulates over 29,000 social workers and social service workers,…

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Revisions to the Practice Guidelines for Medication Practices Appendix: Administration of Naloxone

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to announce that College Council recently approved the revision to the Appendix on the administration of Naloxone, which forms part of the Practice Guidelines for Medication Practices available on the College website. The revisions to the Appendix on the administration of Naloxone clarifies that College registrants with the appropriate training can administer Naloxone without a formal delegation process. Please view the revised Practice Guidelines…

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College Launches Equity and Inclusion Data Initiative – Register for Informational Webinar

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share that its Equity and Inclusion Data Initiative will launch in the upcoming 2024 renewal period. Through the Equity and Inclusion Data Initiative, College registrants are invited to share how they self-identify on a voluntary basis as part of their annual renewal of registration. This initiative is the College actioning our commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion and recognizing that…

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Election Results for Social Work Vacancy on Council in District No.2

On Friday, November 3, 2023, the elected members of Council voted on who would fill the Council vacancy for the social work category in Electoral District No. 2. The following registrant is the candidate who received the greatest number of votes: Daniel Afram, RSW Daniel will join Council for the remainder of the term, until the next election in District No. 2, in May 2026. Role of Council Members Council governs and sets the policy direction…

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2023 Educational Forum

The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. These half-day events are an excellent opportunity for registrants to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda: College Update Panel Discussion: Supporting Clients with Care and Competence Through Intimate Partner Violence Panel Discussion Question Period https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpoP3QRH_zA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWqdQA20nw0 In addition to a College update from Denitha Breau RN, MSN, MBA, Registrar and CEO, the Educational Forum will include…

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System Shutdown for Database Upgrade

The College is upgrading its registrant and applicant database. The College’s online services, including the Online Register, Registrant Portal and Applicant Portal, are currently unavailable. Registrant-related inquiries To find a registrant or confirm the registration status of a social worker or social service worker, contact us at info@ocswssw.org or 416-972-9882. If you are a College registrant and have a question, contact us at info@ocswssw.org or 416-972-9882. Applicant-related inquiries If you have submitted your degree/diploma application…

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Professional Practice Update: 2023 CCP Reminder And Other Announcements

In this update: 2023 CCP Reminder Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Webinar Now Available & Additional Resource Free Practice Resources Through OASW Learning Centre The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is sharing the following information and resources to support your practice. 2023 CCP Reminder As we near the end of the year, the College is reminding registrants to complete their 2023 Continuing Competence Program (CCP).The CCP…

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Call for Nominations: Social Work Vacancy on Council

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) has recently accepted a resignation from the elected social worker for Electoral District No. 2 and there is now a social work vacancy on Council. We encourage you to submit an expression of interest to fill this vacancy and serve on Council. To fill the vacancy, the College is looking for a social work registrant from District No. 2 to serve on Council…

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OCSWSSW Virtual Employer Webinar

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS IN NORTHERN ONTARIO On November 8, 2023, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is hosting a virtual event for employers in Electoral District #1.Electoral District #1 is comprised of northern Ontario and includes the following areas: Kenora Sault St. Marie North Bay Fort Frances Timmis Rainy River Thunder Bay Cochrane Timiskaming Sudbury Algoma Manitoulin Parry Sound Nipissing Muskoka If you’re an employer in one of these regions, the…

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College Office Closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) will be closed on Monday, October 2nd in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about and reflect on the dark chapter in the country’s history, honour the children who never came home and to commemorate the survivors of the residential “school” system, their families and…

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