Important Notice – Scheduled Online Maintenance

The College’s Public Register and online services will be down for regularly scheduled service from Saturday, October 28th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, October 29th at noon. During this time, you will be unable to access the College’s Public Register and online services, which includes sending email, fax or voicemail to the College. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Survey Regarding Clinical Supervision of Registered Psychotherapists

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is gathering information regarding  the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide effective clinical supervision. We are asking for the assistance of members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who are supervising, or have supervised registered psychotherapists within their registration process.  If you have been involved in this way, we would be very interested in hearing from you by November 24, 2017 through a brief…

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October Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

See it?  Report it.  It’s the law. October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To raise awareness about this important topic, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services it is reminding everyone that keeping the most vulnerable members of our communities safe is a responsibility we all share. Learn to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect and to immediately report  any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection directly…

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Professional Practice Updates: SWSSWPDF and 2017 CCP

The College has important updates for members regarding the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) and the Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Extension of the SWSSWPDFThe Honourable Helena Jaczek , Minister of Community and Social Services, has recently announced her decision to extend the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) for a further two years. The SWSSWPDF helps ensure that members of the College have access to professional…

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Message from the Registrar

[ocswssw_blue_callout] [ocswssw_gridrow][ocswssw_twothird] The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ Registrar issued the following message regarding CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator.[/ocswssw_twothird][ocswssw_onethird][ocswssw_btn_green url="http://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ocswssw_message_from_the_registrar_20170918.pdf" target="blank" size="regular"]Download Message[/ocswssw_btn_green][/ocswssw_onethird][/ocswssw_gridrow] [/ocswssw_blue_callout] Message from the Registrar RE: CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator In the past week, there has been increased media attention regarding fake educational credentials. A CBC Marketplace investigation reported this story which aired on September 15, 2017.…

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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 Shelley Hale, RSSW, who was elected President at a Council meeting on September 7, 2017. Shelley (District No. 2) was first elected to Council in 2001. She has previously served on the College’s Registration Appeals, Discipline, Standards of Practice, Titles and Designations, Election, Fitness to Practise, and Nominating Committees. She has served as Chair on the Standards…

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OCSWSSW Invites Members to its 2017 Educational Forums

The College is pleased to announce that this year’s Educational Forums for members will be taking place at the following locations: Sudbury: October 19, 2017Kitchener: October 26, 2017 The forums, which are held each year at different cities across Ontario, are part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This initiative is in response to members who want to stay connected with the College but are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED)…

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Join the College’s Facebook Community!

The College invites members and other stakeholders to connect with us on our new Facebook page! Visit the College’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/OCSWSSW/ Facebook is one of many communication tools the College uses to raise awareness of its public protection mandate, and better engage and inform members and the public. By joining the College’s Facebook page, members can expect to receive: Important regulatory updates.Membership renewal and CCP reminders.Links to practice-related resources.Posts and photos from College…

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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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