Employer Communiqué

The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.

Spring 2022

College Update: Eventual Implementation of Entry-to-Practice Exams

College Update: Eventual Implementation of Entry-to-Practice Exams
On September 10, 2021, College Council passed a motion to approve entry-to-practice exams for social work and social service work applicants to the College. Once implemented in 2027, all applicants will be required to complete the exam successfully as part of the College’s registration requirements. Entry-to-practice exams are an additional tool that help measure applicants’ readiness to practise, ensuring that only those with specific qualifications are eligible for registration. The development and implementation of the…more >>

Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest

Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest
By Christina Van Sickle, MSW, RSW Conflicts of interest can arise in any profession but given the nature of service provided by social workers and social service workers, it is critical that any conflicts of interest are dealt with swiftly and ethically. By doing so, members are keeping their clients’ best interests at the forefront and upholding the College’s Standards of Practice. Read more >more >>

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Annual Meeting and Education Day

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Annual Meeting and Education Day
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is happy to announce that it will be holding its virtual Annual Meeting & Education Day (AMED) on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. Employers are encouraged to share this great educational opportunity with their social work and social service work staff members. College members can use their attendance at this…more >>

FAQ: What Titles Can OCSWSSW Members Use?

FAQ: What Titles Can OCSWSSW Members Use?
In Ontario, only the following protected titles and designations, their abbreviations and French equivalents can be used by, or in reference to, people registered with the College: Social worker (« travailleuse/travailleur social(e) »)Registered social worker (« travailleuse/travailleur social(e) inscrit(e)»)Social service worker (« technicienne/technicien en travail social »)Registered social service worker (« technicienne/technicien en travail social inscrit(e) ») What titles cannot be used by or in reference to College members? The Registration Regulation O. Reg. 383/00…more >>

Employer Resources

Employer Resources
Employers play an important role in helping the College fulfill its mandate of public protection. Click on the resources for employers of social workers and social service workers below to learn more. Code of Ethics and Standards of PracticePrivacy ToolkitThe Online RegisterMandatory Reports Continuing Competence Program (CCP)Information for EmployersEmployer QuizPerspective Newsletter For more resources, please visit the College’s new Resource Roommore >>