College Council recently approved the Equity and Inclusion Data Initiative Policy. Beginning in the upcoming 2024 renewal period, which will start in late November 2023, registrants will be invited to share their demographic information with the College. This initiative is part of the College actioning our commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.READ MORE "%s"
The College’s mandate is to protect the public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners. One of the ways the College fulfills this mandate is to consider and investigate complaints made by the public regarding the alleged conduct of College members.READ MORE "%s"
What’s involved in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ complaints process and how long does it typically take? As part of its duty to serve and protect the public interest, the College is required to have a formal complaints process, which gives members of the public the ability to have their complaint about a member’s alleged conduct or actions submitted to the College’s Complaints Committee.READ MORE "%s"
Are social workers and social service workers permitted to provide services to clients who live temporarily in Ontario? College members are permitted to practise with clients who currently live in Ontario, regardless of whether the client is in Ontario on a temporary or permanent basis.READ MORE "%s"
Why does the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers have a Support Person Program? The College’s ongoing […]READ MORE "%s"
The College’s ongoing mandate is to protect the public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners. As part of this public protection mandate, the College has a duty to consider and investigate reports and complaints regarding alleged misconduct or incompetence of College members, including sexual abuse and/or boundary violations of a sexual nature.READ MORE "%s"
The College continues to monitor the ongoing developments related to COVID-19 and is committed to providing College members and other stakeholders with ongoing updates and information. While the College’s physical office remains closed, we have resumed many regulatory operations remotely.READ MORE "%s"
The purpose of the new law is to assist police in locating a missing person where no criminal investigation is underway. Under the new law, once a client is established to be a missing person, police officers are able to request information contained in client records with an urgent demand, an order for the production of records or a search warrant.READ MORE "%s"
As the regulator of social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social […]READ MORE "%s"
The College was established when the Government of Ontario proclaimed the Social Work and Social Service Work Act (SWSSWA) on […]READ MORE "%s"
Yes. If you are changing your name, you must advise the College of both your former name(s) and your new […]READ MORE "%s"
Are registered social workers able to complete supporting assessments for clients seeking gender confirming surgery?READ MORE "%s"