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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Summer 2020

The College’s Council Election Results Are In!

The College recently held an election of Council members in Electoral District No. 3. The Electoral District No. 3 is composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the Counties of Haliburton, Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Simcoe, the Regional Municipalities of Durham, York and Peel and the City of Toronto.

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