04 Dec 2018

Employer Roundtables

Since 2017, the College has hosted Employer Roundtables in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Sudbury and Kitchener. These interactive events provide an opportunity for employers to learn about the College and its public protection mandate and to share their ideas about how the College can better support employers.

The College’s most recent roundtable was held on November 9,…

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04 Dec 2018

Title Protection: Protecting the Public from Unregulated Practitioners

In August 2018, the College launched the Unregulated Practitioners webpage, located in the Public section of the College website. This page lists court proceedings that have been initiated or are in the process of being initiated against unregulated practitioners. It is just one of a number of new and ongoing initiatives developed to enhance the College’s regulatory effectiveness as it fulfills its mandate to protect the public interest….

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04 Dec 2018

Current and Qualified: The Continuing Competence Program

Organizations that hire College members employ professionals who are accountable for their actions and dedicated to enhancing their practice in an ongoing way. The College’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) ensures that members remain current in their practice. The CCP requires members to engage in self-assessment and goal-setting on an annual basis to ensure that they continue to learn and develop as professionals throughout their careers….

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13 Aug 2018

Did You Know? Why the College was Established

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is the regulatory body for social workers and social service workers in Ontario. The College’s ongoing mandate is to protect the public interest through self-regulation of the professions of social work and social service work.

The College was established to protect the Ontario public from unqualified,

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13 Aug 2018

Q&A: As an Employer, What Obligations Are Related to the Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect?

The Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and its supporting regulations were proclaimed as of April 30, 2018. Of particular relevance to employers of social workers and social service workers is section 125, which sets out the duty to report.

The College recently updated its article on the duty to report to reflect this important legislative change. …

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