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 >>

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 >>

Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest

Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest
Download the PDF Practice Notes is an educational tool designed to help Ontario social workers, social service workers, employers and members of the public gain a better understanding of recurring issues dealt with by the Professional Practice Department and the Complaints Committee that may affect everyday practice. The Practice Notes offer general guidance only and College members with specific practice inquiries should consult the College, since the relevant standards and appropriate course of action will…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 >>