REMINDER: Register Now for the 2023 Annual Meeting and Education Day!

As you will have seen in a previous eBulletin, general registration for the College’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) is now open. This year’s AMED will be hosted entirely online on a virtual conference platform on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. What to expect at AMED 2023 At AMED, you will have the opportunity to attend, as part of this virtual event: the College’s Annual Meeting; the keynote address presented by Zelda la…

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College Update on 2024 Registration and Renewal Fees

At its May meeting, College Council made the carefully considered decision to approve the recommendation of the Finance Committee to increase registration and renewal fees for 2024. This is the first time the College has increased fees in four years. Council’s decision, though necessary, was not made lightly. We understand that the impact of inflation is challenging for many of our registrants. Registration and renewal fees will be increased by $40. The new fees are: Renewal…

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Register Now for the 2023 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 Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. This year’s theme is Making the Connection: Professionalism, Accountability and Public Protection. The College is pleased to have Zelda la Grange as keynote speaker. Her presentation will focus on the post-Apartheid South African journey towards truth, reconciliation and inclusion informed…

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ASWB Seeks RSWs to Join Community Conversations – Additional Dates

The following message is 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 As noted previously in a February eBulletin, the ASWB is seeking registered social workers to join online community conversations. As part of the ASWB’s ongoing efforts to listen and…

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Invitation to Share Your Feedback: Equity and Inclusion Data Initiative Survey

The College is preparing to collect demographic data from registrants on a voluntary basis as part of the renewal process, through the Equity and Inclusion Data initiative. We invite you, our registrants, to consider providing your feedback. We want to ensure that this initiative is informed by the perspectives of all registrants, who bring different lenses and lived experiences. We expect to launch this initiative in the 2024 renewal season, which will begin in late…

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Registrants’ Duty to Report Child Abuse – College Response to Recommendations from the Child and Youth Death Review and Analysis Report

The Office of the Chief Coroner has notified the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) of the results of a review by the Child and Youth Death Review and Analysis (CYDRA) unit and requested that the College respond to two of the recommendations. This eBulletin addresses the CYDRA’s recommendations by: Reminding registrants of their ongoing professional obligations to report child abuse and neglect and continually appraise risk to children; Emphasizing…

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Update on the Development of Future ASWB Social Work Examinations

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) would like to share an update from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) as they continue to work on further developing exams for the future of social work. The ASWB is currently preparing for an in-depth practice analysis, which will create the blueprint for the French and English versions of the social work exams that the College will use when the exams…

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Council Highlights for March 1, 2023

John Fleming, Council Chair, provided his report to Council. Council received an update from Stacey Hardy-Chandler, CEO of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and Siu Ming Kwok, President of the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators, regarding entry-to-practice exams. 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 and included information about the…

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Regulation of Applied Behaviour Analysis – Update and Invitation to Share your Feedback

We are reaching out to provide an update on the establishment of the new regulatory framework for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in Ontario and to invite you to participate in a survey which will assist us in better understanding your practice in this area. The new regulatory framework The College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) has been working with the Government of Ontario toward proclamation of the Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021 since…

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Professional Practice Update: Required Readings for 2023 CCP and Other Announcements

In this update: 2023 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) overviewRequired readings Helpful CCP resources Reminder: Complete the survey regarding the draft revisions to the Standards of Practice Funding opportunity from the Ministry of Long-Term Care: Resident Health and Well-Being Program The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share the following updates to support your practice. 2023 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) CCP overview: A condition of registration with the…

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