08 May 2020

Important Considerations as Province Moves Towards Reopening

With the recent news that the Ontario Government is extending its provincial emergency orders until May 19, 2020, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on members and other stakeholders. We would like to take this opportunity to provide members with a number of factors to consider as the Province implements its framework for reopening….

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06 May 2020

Spring 2020 Perspective Now Available Online

Perspective is the official publication of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. In this issue: “Message from the Registrar & CEO”; “What Members Need to Know: COVID-19”; “Practice Notes: Administration of Naloxone”; and more….

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30 Apr 2020

OCSWSSW Membership Renewals

The College continues to monitor the developments concerning COVID-19, recognizing the significant and ongoing impact that this pandemic has on members and other stakeholders. As the provincial regulator of over 22,600 social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the College continues to make all of its decisions (including those related to registration and renewal fees) through the lens of its ongoing public protection mandate….

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21 Apr 2020

OCSWSSW Update from the Registrar and CEO

As we reach the sixth week of the provincial state of emergency, I would like to acknowledge once again the significant and ongoing impact that COVID-19 has on members and other stakeholders. The College remains committed to monitoring the pandemic and to providing members and other stakeholders with ongoing updates related to COVID-19 and College operations.

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16 Apr 2020

Attention Applicants: Important Information Regarding High-Priority Applications for Registration

In light of COVID-19, the College has adapted its registration processes where possible, keeping in mind that government approval is needed to change the current requirements of the Registration Regulation. As noted in a recent eBulletin to educators and employers, high-priority applications for registration will be processed on a case-by-case basis.

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03 Apr 2020

OCSWSSW Membership Renewals

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2020 to complete their renewal and payment no later than May 5, 2020 to avoid the possibility of administrative suspension for non-payment of fees.

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