Revisit the 2021 Educational Forum on the College Website!

The College held its virtual Educational Forum on October 27, 2021. Over 1,200 members registered for this year’s event with almost 900 participants tuning in live on our virtual portal and many more viewing the presentation on-demand, making this year’s Forum a great success! We invite you to revisit the event on the College website and YouTube channel. The Educational Forum is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. Watch the 2021 Educational Forum This…

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The College Introduces Its Redesigned and More Accessible Website

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned and more accessible website. The new website is part of the College’s ongoing efforts to leverage technology to improve its services and make its platforms more accessible to the stakeholders we serve. Created with the stakeholder experience in mind, the College’s newly redesigned website is compliant with the latest accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0-compliant) and…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights for November 23, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Task Group member Carrie McEachran, Public Member, read a Land Acknowledgement and provided reflections on her own learning and experiences with respect to Reconciliation and the land.Chair Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting.Task Group member Sandra…

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OCSWSSW Membership Renewals Now Open!

Members can now renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s Online Member Services. The deadline to complete your membership renewal is December 31, 2021. Renew Your Membership Online To renew your membership online, follow these easy steps: Log in to your Online Member Services using your User ID (your OCSWSSW registration number) and your password.Click on the “2022 Renewals” link on the top left-hand side of your screen and select “2022 Renewals” to complete…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights – October 28, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Task Group member Charlene Crews, RSSW, read a Land Acknowledgement and provided reflections on her own experience, learnings and practices with respect to Reconciliation and DEI work.Co-Chair Brian Seng-Low, RSSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting, indicating that he…

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Message from the Registrar and CEO: COVID-19 Update Around Practice Considerations

The Ontario government recently announced its gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures over the next six months. As noted in the document A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, the government will monitor trends in COVID-19 provincial and local public health and health system indicators including COVID-19 cases and increases in hospitalizations to ensure that public health and workplace safety measures can be lifted safely. In light of…

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Coming soon: Member Renewals 2022

As a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, you must pay your membership fees annually, by December 31. Keeping your membership current is important. It demonstrates your commitment to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice. It also says something important about the professions of social work and social service work as a whole, and about you as an individual practitioner. The renewal season will commence in early November 2021. You…

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Professional Practice Update: Updates to MAID Resource and Other Announcements

In this update: College Updates MAID Resource for MembersSAVE THE DATE! Educational ForumODSP Revises Disability Determination Package and Medical Review Package Self ReportOnline Mental Health and Substance Use Supports for Health care Workers and Primary Care Providers The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share the following information and resources to support members’ practice: College Revises MAID Resource for Members The College recently has updated its medical…

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Professional Practice Update: Practice Considerations around Provincial Vaccination Mandate and College’s Upcoming Review of the Standards of Practice

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) would like to share the following information and resources to support members’ practice. Practice considerations around vaccination Over the last few months, the College’s Professional Practice Team has seen an increase in practice-related inquiries around proof of vaccination requirements. Members are advised to continue to follow previously communicated practice recommendations about in-person practice, regardless of the vaccination status of their clients. All previous…

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Register Now for the College’s 2021 Educational Forum!

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) invites you to attend its Educational Forum on Wednesday October 27, 2021. The Educational Forum is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. What to Expect Following the success of this year’s two-day virtual Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED), which reached over 2,000 members, and as part of the College’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and inclusion, this year’s Educational Forum will be hosted entirely…

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