Winter 2021

COVID-19 Update

Over the past year, the College has communicated regularly to stakeholders with updates related to the impact of COVID-19. The College continues to take its cues from government and public health authorities and we remind employers and members to do the same.

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Winter 2021

College’s Complaints & Discipline Department Sees Uptick in Sexual Abuse-Related Complaints

Over the last year, the College’s Complaints and Discipline Team has seen an increase in complaints related to sexual abuse allegations. This trend is of great concern to the College and warrants serious consideration on the part of both College members and employers.

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Fall 2020

Electronic Practice: An Employer’s Responsibility Around Ethical and Professional Practice

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many social work employers have shifted to providing services by electronic means. Electronic practice is the delivery of social work services by the use of electronic device (such as a computer, tablet, smartphone, landline telephone) or any electronic format (such as the Internet, social media, online chat, text, video, and email) and other electronic means.

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Fall 2020

9 Important Milestones in College History: Marking 20 Years of Public Protection

This year, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers marked its 20-year anniversary. Since its creation, the College has experienced a lot of change – technological, regulatory and, of course, related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The College has also grown as an organization and achieved a great deal over the years, not the least of which is our evolution as a leader in the regulatory community.

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Fall 2020

Top 6 Considerations for Virtual Services

As virtual services become more prevalent in all aspects of our lives, College members are using, or considering the use of, different types of communication technology in their practice. Members frequently ask the College’s Professional Practice Department about the type of communication technology and the specific platforms that they should choose when providing virtual services.

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