03 Nov 2017

Social workers in Ontario – salaries and job satisfaction survey

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is conducting a province-wide online survey to gather information about current social work salaries and job satisfaction across sectors of practice in Ontario. The collection and analysis of this data is crucial to better understanding what needs to be done to address these inequities,…

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02 Nov 2017

Renewing Your College Membership

This year’s renewal period will begin in early November. You will be sent a notice via email once the College’s member renewal period is open.

Members will be able to renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s online member services in early November. The deadline to complete your membership renewal is December 31,

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27 Oct 2017

Important Notice – Scheduled Online Maintenance

The College’s Public Register and online services will be down for regularly scheduled service from Saturday, October 28th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, October 29th at noon. During this time, you will be unable to access the College’s Public Register and online services, which includes sending email, fax or voicemail to the College….

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26 Oct 2017

Survey Regarding Clinical Supervision of Registered Psychotherapists

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is gathering information regarding  the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide effective clinical supervision. We are asking for the assistance of members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who are supervising, or have supervised registered psychotherapists within their registration process.  …

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12 Oct 2017

October Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

See it?  Report it.  It’s the law.

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To raise awareness about this important topic, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services it is reminding everyone that keeping the most vulnerable members of our communities safe is a responsibility we all share….

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26 Sep 2017

Professional Practice Updates: SWSSWPDF and 2017 CCP

The College has important updates for members regarding the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) and the Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

Extension of the SWSSWPDF
The Honourable Helena Jaczek , Minister of Community and Social Services, has recently announced her decision to extend the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF) for a further two years….

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18 Sep 2017

Message from the Registrar

Message from the Registrar
RE: CBC Marketplace and the role of the College as regulator

In the past week, there has been increased media attention regarding fake educational credentials. A CBC Marketplace investigation reported this story which aired on September 15, 2017. The story highlighted a number of circumstances where individuals represented themselves as having qualifications from academic institutions that were alleged to be diploma mills….

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12 Sep 2017

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 Shelley Hale, RSSW, who was elected President at a Council meeting on September 7, 2017.

Shelley (District No. 2) was first elected to Council in 2001. She has previously served on the College’s Registration Appeals,…

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30 Aug 2017

OCSWSSW Invites Members to its 2017 Educational Forums

The College is pleased to announce that this year’s Educational Forums for members will be taking place at the following locations:

Sudbury: October 19, 2017
Kitchener: October 26, 2017

The forums, which are held each year at different cities across Ontario, are part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series….

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