The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.
In This Issue:Message from the Registrar and CEOWhat’s the Difference Between a Social Worker and Social Service Worker?Employer Profile – Shelley Watt Proulx, MSW, RSWWatch the 2023 AMED Videos Online!Stay Tuned – Employer Webinar in the FallEmployer Resources
I am delighted to address you in this summer issue of the Employer Communiqué as the incoming Registrar and CEO at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As the largest group of mental health providers in the province, social workers and social service workers are instrumental within the sector now more than ever. In the last three years alone, our registrant base has grown exponentially from 23,800 to now reaching over 28,000 social workers and social service workers across Ontario.more >>
The difference between a social worker and social service worker? This is one of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ (the College) most frequently asked questions. Social workers work with their clients to address challenges through a process of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation. Social service workers assist clients in dealing with personal and social problems by delivering counselling, community services and social support programs. Both social workers and social service workers assist…more >>
Shelley Watt Proulx, MSW, RSW is the Director, Mental Health and Addiction at Sagamok Anishnawbek. Located on the North Shore of Lake Huron, Sagamok Anishnawbek delivers programs and services to community members as well as to members living outside of the Sagamok community.more >>
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers held its 2023 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) virtually on June 13, 2023, with almost 2,600 registered attendees. We invite employers and their staff to watch videos of the AMED sessions on the College website and YouTube channel — the theme of which was Making the Connection: Professionalism, Accountability and Public Protection.more >>
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is hosting a virtual Employer Webinar for employers who are located in Electoral District #1.more >>
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.more >>