From time to time, the College posts links to research projects which may be of interest to members. Members may wish to consider these opportunities as part of their Continuing Competence Program (CCP).
In order to be included on this page, research must:
- Be directly related to social work and/or social service work practice and/or regulation.
- Contribute to ethical and professional practice.
- Relate directly or indirectly to the mandate of the College.
- Build upon the knowledge base of the social work and/or social service work professions.
- Have received ethics board approval.
- Be conducted under the auspices of an employer, an accredited university or other organization satisfactory to the Registrar.
Disclaimer: The College provides these links only as a convenience. The College does not sponsor or endorse, and is not affiliated or associated with any of the research related to these links. See the College’s Terms and Conditions for more information. The Registrar may, in the Registrar’s sole discretion, deny a request to post a research link.
Current Research Opportunities
Research Study: Women Healthcare Workers, Compassion Fatigue, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Description: This is an Ontario student mixed methods research study (survey and follow up interviews) on women as healthcare workers to determine the impacts of compassion fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hopes are to develop an understanding of workers experiences to highlight changes needed and additional supports for the future: https://cssrp.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Ga8QfgTl0r4LFI
End Date: October 11, 2022
Research Study: Understanding transitions of care across the care journey for older adults with complex health and social needs: A qualitative multiple-case study
Researchers: Dr. Sara Guilcher and Dr. Kerry Kuluski
Description: Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking to improve experiences with care transitions (e.g., from hospital to rehab, rehab to home, etc.) for individuals who have experienced a hip fracture as well as their unpaid care providers (e.g., friends and family) in Ontario, Canada.
If you are a health care provider who works with individuals with hip fracture, then we would love to hear from you! Concept mapping sessions will be conducted virtually. These group sessions take 1-1.5 hours. Participants will be reimbursed for their time.
End Date: December 1, 2022
Research study: The professional distress of healthcare social workers in Quebec and Ontario: Professional representation and lived experience.
Principal Researcher: Lilian Negura, PhD, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work
Description: This study seeks to better understand the role played by social and health policies and work organisation on the professional distress of clinical social workers in Ontario and Québec. The results of this study will allow recommendations to improve social work practice and policies in the healthcare sector. We are looking to conduct interviews with social workers and managers working in healthcare settings. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom and should last between one and two hours. If you are interested in participating, please contact the research assistant, Françoise Drouin-Soucy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us via this website: https://yannickmasse11.wixsite.com/detressets/accueil-english.
End Date: December 9, 2022
Research study: Social Workers’ Experiences in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice within Northern Ontario Healthcare Settings.
Researcher: Jennifer Bailey H.B.S.W., RSW
Description: The purpose of this study is to construct an understanding of the experiences in interprofessional collaborative practice in both educational and professional settings and support social workers to develop and maintain competency for interprofessional collaborative practice. The purpose and goals of this work seeks to contribute to the practice of social work and is being conducted under supervision of Laurentian University as part of my requirements to obtain a MSW. It has received approval from the Research Ethics Board at Laurentian University. For more information: https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/Recruitment-Poster.Bailey.pdf.
If you have a question regarding one or more of the above research opportunities, please contact the appropriate researcher(s). If you are a researcher and would like to post your project on this webpage, please contact the College’s Director of Professional Practice, Christina Van Sickle, RSW, at email@example.com.