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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2023-2024 College Council Remains Committed to Protecting Ontarians

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College), is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 College Council. “Our registrants, social workers and social service workers, play a crucial role in the well-being of Ontarians,” said Council Chair John Fleming, who was re-elected to the position on September 7. “They represent the largest workforce of mental health professionals in Ontario, delivering services in diverse settings such as schools, the justice system, hospitals, communities…

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College’s Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Now Available

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is excited to share that the revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice were recently approved by College Council and are now available for you to view on the College’s website! Thank you to all registrants who provided us with their insights – your feedback helped to refine and revise the minimum standards of practice for professional and ethical care in Ontario. Revisions to the Code…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – WEBSITE MAINTENANCE UPDATE

The College will be performing scheduled maintenance on the College website from Monday, August 14, 2023 at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 2 a.m. During this timeframe, we anticipate that there may be disruptions to the College website and online services, including the Online Register, Registrant Portal, and Applicant Portal. To find a registrant or confirm the registration status of a social worker or social service worker, please contact the College at info@ocswssw.org.…

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College Response to the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Report – August 2023

The Office of the Chief Coroner has informed the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) of the outcome of a review by the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) and sought the College’s support in actioning one of its recommendations. This eBulletin is intended to address the DVDRC’s recommendation by: Sharing the findings of the DVDRC with registrants. Reminding registrants of their professional obligations with respect to competence, currency and…

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Watch the 2023 AMED Videos Online!

The College held its 2023 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) virtually on June 13, 2023. With almost 2,600 registered attendees, this year’s AMED was a tremendous success! We invite registrants to watch the videos of the AMED sessions — the theme of which was Making the Connection: Professionalism, Accountability and Public Protection — on the College website and YouTube channel.The AMED 2023 videos available on the College website and YouTube channel are as follows: Annual Meeting Welcome Message and Opening Intention Council Chair’s Report…

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Professional Practice Update: 2023 Continuing Competence Program

In this update: Reminder: 2023 Continuing Competence Program Read the latest Practice Notes on sexual abuse of clients The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to share the following updates to support social workers and social service workers in their practice: Reminder: 2023 Continuing Competence Program The College encourages registrants to get started on their 2023 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) if they haven’t done so already. The CCP…

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Message from the Council Chair – Announcement of New Registrar and CEO

The Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is pleased to announce the appointment of Denitha Breau as the new Registrar and CEO, effective August 1, 2023. Denitha's selection comes after careful consideration and a diligent and extensive recruitment process to identify the ideal candidate. With over 15 years of valuable regulatory knowledge and experience, Denitha has been serving as the Deputy Registrar at the College for the…

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Important Notice – Website Maintenance Update

The College will be performing scheduled maintenance on the College website on Sunday, June 18th from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During this timeframe, we anticipate that there may be disruptions to the College website and online services, including the Online Register, Registrant Portal, and Applicant Portal. To find a registrant or confirm the registration status of a social worker or social service worker, please contact the College at info@ocswssw.org. We apologize for any inconvenience…

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