26 Apr 2017

Registration for AMED 2017 Now Open

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting & Education Day (AMED) is now open to all College members. The event is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series.

AMED will take place on Wednesday,

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31 Mar 2017

The College Introduces New Communications Initiatives

The College is pleased to introduce two new communications initiatives which will help us better engage and connect with our stakeholders: the online Perspective newsletter and informational podcasts.

Perspective gets its own website
Starting this April, the College will offer the Perspective newsletter in electronic-only format….

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09 Feb 2017

Newly Revised CCP Documents Now Available on College Website

The College is pleased to announce that its 2017 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) documents – which include a newly revised CCP Instruction Guide, Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan – are now available on the College website. Council approved changes to the CCP after considering recommendations from a comprehensive evaluation of the program….

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06 Feb 2017

Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Report Response

The Office of the Chief Coroner has notified the College of the results of a review by the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (“DVDRC”) and sought the College’s support in implementing one of its recommendations. This eBulletin seeks to assist in implementing the DVDRC’s recommendation by:…

Sharing the findings of the DVDRC with members.

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24 Jan 2017

Psychotherapy Consultation

Five regulatory colleges have created a clarification document and YouTube video to help individuals who provide psychotherapy services understand the distinction between psychotherapy as the controlled act and psychotherapy that does not fall under the definition of the controlled act. We are seeking your input as to whether these resources provide sufficient clarity….

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05 Jan 2017

New College Podcasts: The Council Member Experience

Are you interested in becoming a member of the College Council? The College has developed new podcasts of Council Members talking about their experience. To listen to the podcasts, click here.

The College Council is comprised of seven social workers and seven social service workers who are elected by members of the College….

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21 Sep 2016

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 Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW, as the President of Council. Beatrice was elected to Council in 2008 and previously served two terms as President in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

The College would also like to welcome the recently elected Executive Committee members of Council for 2016/17:…

Greg Clarke,

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14 Sep 2016

Medical Assistance in Dying: Guidance for Members of the OCSWSSW

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada found that the prohibition against physician-assisted dying in the Criminal Code of Canada was unconstitutional. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Parliament passed legislation on medical assistance in dying (“MAID”) on June 17, 2016. This means that doctors and nurse practitioners in Canada can now provide medical assistance in dying,…

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