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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27 Apr 2015

Registration for AMED 2015 Now Open

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting & Education Day (AMED) is now open to all College members.

This year’s AMED will take place on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto,

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31 Mar 2015

OCSWSSW Launches New Website

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is happy to announce the launch of its new website, www.ocswssw.org.

The new College website retains all of the content from the previous site. The new website was designed to be:

More accessible – The new website features more intuitive navigation as well as larger text options and more white space for improved viewing….

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02 Oct 2014

Discipline Committee Decision Summary

May 26, 2014 and September 29, 2014
Pamela Bickerton (Henry), Former Social Work Member

The Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers found that Pamela Bickerton (Henry), a former social work member, is guilty of professional misconduct in that she violated sections 2.31 and 2.36 of O….

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