17 Sep 2015

OCSWSSW Council Elects New President and Executive Committee

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the election of Bob Thompson, MSW, RSW as the President of Council. First elected to Council in 2010, Bob has more than 40 years of experience in social work and has worked extensively in the fields of youth justice and child welfare….

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16 Sep 2015

Professional Development Fund for Social Work and Social Service Work Members Launched Today

We are happy to announce that funding for professional development is now available to College members!

Launched today, the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Professional Development Fund Pilot (PDF) is a $1-million initiative established to fund training for registered social workers and registered social service workers in Ontario over the next two years….

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03 Sep 2015

Appointment of New Registrar and CEO

The Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lise Betteridge as Registrar and CEO of the College, effective September 1, 2015.

Lise has been the Acting Registrar since November 2014 and has had full responsibility for College operations for the past ten months….

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28 Aug 2015

Important Information for Members – Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Fund for Social Work and Social Service Work Members

The Minister of Community and Social Services, Dr. Helena Jaczek, announced at the College’s Annual Meeting and Education Day the creation of a $1 million Professional Development Fund Pilot (PDF), established to fund training for registered social workers and registered social service workers in Ontario over the next two years….

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12 Aug 2015

Educational Forums 2015- Barrie and St. Catharines

This year, the 2015 Educational Forums will be held in St. Catharines on September 25, 2015 and Barrie on October 15, 2015.

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

Touch base with the College
Learn valuable tools to help you in your practice
Connect with your peers

For more information and to register,…

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11 Aug 2015

Knowing Your Duty: Reporting under the Child and Family Services Act

In February 2014, following a Coroner’s Inquest into the 2002 death of a young child who had involvement with the child protection system in Ontario, the Inquest jury provided its verdict and recommendations to the Ontario government. Of the 103 recommendations, four focus on the duty to report child abuse and neglect as set out in the Child and Family Services Act (the “CFSA”)….

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08 Jul 2015

2015 Election Results for Electoral District No. 4

The following are the results of the election of members of the College to the Council, which took place on May 28, 2015 in electoral district number 4. The results of this election process are now final as the College did not receive a request for a recount prior to June 12,…

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19 May 2015

Join the OCSWSSW on Social Media

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is expanding and enhancing its presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The world is changing and more and more people are connecting and sharing their experiences on social media. In fact, more than 80% of College members who participated in the College’s comprehensive Member Communications Survey indicated they would like to receive social media alerts from the College regarding new learning tools,…

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07 May 2015

Members Be Advised: Amendments to the Standards of Practice – Principle IV: The Social Work and Social Service Work Record

07/05/2015

At its May 6, 2015 meeting, Council approved amendments to Principle IV: The Social Work and Social Service Work Record in The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook, Second Edition, 2008 related to client record retention and transfer in the event of a member’s death or retirement from practice….

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