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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09 Sep 2016

Important Updates for Members: Completing your CCP and the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund

With the arrival of fall, renewing your College membership will soon be top of mind. This eBulletin contains important information about the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund (SWSSWPDF).

Continuing Competence Program (CCP)

Membership renewal for 2017 is coming soon!…

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01 Sep 2016

Important Notice

The College server will be down from Saturday, September 17th at 8 p.m. until Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m.

You will be unable to access the College website, and send the College an email, fax or voicemail during that time. More importantly, you will not be able to renew your membership,

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30 May 2016

Read the College’s Inaugural CCP Ambassador Program Interviews

In 2015, at its Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED), the College asked members to share their stories about what activities they engage in as part of the annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP). We would like to thank those members who indicated their interest. CCP Ambassadors are registered social workers and registered social service workers who have agreed to share their unique perspectives on why they feel remaining continually competent by completing the CCP each year is an important part of their professional practice….

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10 May 2016

2015 Annual Report Now Available Online

The College’s 2015 Annual Report can now be viewed on the College website.

The theme of this year’s Annual Report is Fifteen Years: Moving Forward. The 2015 Annual Report includes the following:

Joint Message from the President and Registrar
2015 Accomplishments
2015 Committee Reports
Independent Auditor’s Report

You can read the 2015 Annual Report by clicking on the following link: https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Annual-Report.pdf

For more information,…

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21 Apr 2016

Registration for AMED 2016 Now Open

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 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 Tuesday,

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21 Jan 2016

2016 Membership Renewal Late-Fee Deadline Approaching

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their memberships to do so online on or before January 31st, 2016. A late-fee penalty of $50 will be charged if the annual fee is received after January 31st, 2016.

Renew Your Membership Online

You can renew your membership online by visiting: https://www.ocswssw.org/members/membership-renewals/….

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