Why are social workers and social service workers regulated in Ontario? Employers sometimes ask that simple, direct question at our biannual Employer Roundtables, which provide the College and its employer stakeholders with the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue. It’s an important question because it gets to the heart of our public protection mandate….Read More
On March 1, 2019, the College launched our first-ever, online public awareness campaign. “What’s in a name?” promotes awareness of the College and the Online Register of social workers and social service workers in Ontario. It also reinforces the College’s ongoing mandate to protect the public interest through the campaign’s full tagline,…Read More
The College is holding our Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Although AMED is exclusively for registered social workers and registered social service workers, we will livestream the Annual Meeting, keynote address and four afternoon breakout sessions on the College website and our Facebook page,…Read More
Have your employees ever faced an ethical dilemma related to practice? In February 2019, the College introduced ETHICS→A, an ethical decision-making tool that supports members’ ethical and professional practice. Both robust and concise, ETHICS→A reflects the College’s governing legislation, regulations, and Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The tool can be used in clinical and non-clinical,…Read More
Are registered social workers able to complete supporting assessments for clients seeking gender confirming surgery?Read More
As the regulatory body for social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the College protects the Ontario public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners. By employing registered social workers and registered social service workers, employers ensure that their employees:…Read More
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,…Read More
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….Read More
As mandated under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) is required to have a process for mandatory reports.
The Act lists specific circumstances in which an employer of a College member must make a report to the College….Read More
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….Read More