What is good governance? This is a question regulatory boards and staff frequently ask themselves, and one which I also reflect on in my role as Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.READ MORE "%s"
Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. As part of this priority, the College seeks to develop partnerships with Indigenous communities to begin to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action within the regulatory context.READ MORE "%s"
In his 1967 speech to Philadelphia high school students, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said: “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” Since March 2020, we have encountered many changes and obstacles.READ MORE "%s"
On January 20, 2021, I had the opportunity to catch moments of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony. I listened intently to poet Amanda Gorman’s stirring recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb,” in which the youth poet laureate spoke about hope and unity. Months later, Gorman’s poem continues to resonate with me as it does with millions of others.READ MORE "%s"
Whenever the seasons change, I feel inspired to make changes in my life – some small and contained, others more far-reaching. Change isn’t always a good thing, in and of itself. But change keeps us going. It’s often important, if not essential. As the leaves change colour, fall to the ground and return to the earth, I find myself reflecting upon the momentous changes that we have all witnessed over this past year.READ MORE "%s"
On April 2nd, I was part of an international panel of regulators who gave a webinar presentation for the Council […]READ MORE "%s"
By Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW On a hot summer day this past June, I wandered the cool marble floors and concrete […]READ MORE "%s"
A few months ago, the College was invited to speak at the annual Communicators Day Conference of the Federation of […]READ MORE "%s"