Registration for AMED 2016 Now Open

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 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 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The theme of AMED 2016 is Resilience: At the…

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2016 Membership Renewal Late-Fee Deadline Approaching

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their memberships to do so online on or before January 31st, 2016. A late-fee penalty of $50 will be charged if the annual fee is received after January 31st, 2016. Renew Your Membership Online You can renew your membership online by visiting: https://www.ocswssw.org/members/membership-renewals/. Once you agree to the OCSWSSW website’s Terms and Conditions, you will need to enter your User ID and…

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USB Update – 2016 CCP Documents Now Available

The 2016 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) documents, including the CCP Instruction Guide and Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan documents, are ready for download. To access the updated documents on your Member Resource USB key, please follow these instructions: Plug your USB key into your computer.Double click on the College logo in the USB key folder and click on your preferred language.A pop-up window will prompt you to update your USB key. Please click “Yes”.…

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The College Welcomes New Deputy Registrar

The College is pleased to announce Laura Sheehan as its new Deputy Registrar. Laura brings a wealth of regulatory experience to the College. Most recently, Laura served as the Deputy Registrar of the College of Early Childhood Educators. A teacher by profession, she also worked for the Ontario College of Teachers during its foundational years. “I believe my experience has prepared me well for my role with the OCSWSSW,” she said. “I look forward to…

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Participate in the 2015 Member Communications Survey

We invite you to participate in the College's online Member Communications Survey. The Member Communications Survey is an important research tool designed by the College to gain a better understanding of its members' communication habits and preferences. The insights gained from the survey results will help the College better serve its members. The results from last year's survey were very informative, leading to the College's launch of an official Twitter account and the live-tweeting of…

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It’s Time to Renew Your College Membership Online!

Annual renewal of registration is now open. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by recent technical difficulties and thank you for your patience. Please click here to renew your membership online. Tax Receipts and Member Cards Now Available Online! The College is pleased to inform members that tax receipts and member cards are now available online following payment of the 2016 annual renewal fee. To access your tax receipt and member card, please follow the…

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Important Updates for College Members!

The College has three important updates for College members regarding the Continuing Competence Program (CCP), the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (PDF), and the controlled act of psychotherapy. Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Membership renewal for 2016 is set to begin this fall! When you renew your membership, you’ll be required to make a declaration indicating that you have participated in the 2015 CCP. If you haven’t done so already, now is the…

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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Registrar

Reporting to the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar is the second most senior position at the College and a member of the management team. The Deputy Registrar has administrative and operational oversight of several key functions of the College as well as the responsibility for creating, maintaining and evaluating the administrative and physical infrastructure required to support the mandate and mission of the College. The Deputy Registrar is an officer of the College and is the…

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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 Bob Thompson, MSW, RSW as the President of Council. First elected to Council in 2010, Bob has more than 40 years of experience in social work and has worked extensively in the fields of youth justice and child welfare. The College would also like to welcome the additional newly-elected Executive Committee members of Council for 2015-16: David…

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Professional Development Fund for Social Work and Social Service Work Members Launched Today

We are happy to announce that funding for professional development is now available to College members! Launched today, the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Professional Development Fund Pilot (PDF) is a $1-million initiative established to fund training for registered social workers and registered social service workers in Ontario over the next two years. The PDF will be administered by the Ontario Association of Social Workers. To take advantage of this funding opportunity, please visit:…

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Appointment of New Registrar and CEO

The Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lise Betteridge as Registrar and CEO of the College, effective September 1, 2015. Lise has been the Acting Registrar since November 2014 and has had full responsibility for College operations for the past ten months. During this time, she has managed the College with steadfast dedication. Lise has been an integral part of the…

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Important Information for Members – Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Fund for Social Work and Social Service Work Members The Minister of Community and Social Services, Dr. Helena Jaczek, announced at the College’s Annual Meeting and Education Day the creation of a $1 million Professional Development Fund Pilot (PDF), established to fund training for registered social workers and registered social service workers in Ontario over the next two years. This pilot project was established largely due to the effective advocacy by the Ontario…

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