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: A Critical Exploration of Nature and Mental Health Among Social Workers in Ontario

Researcher: Jasmine Ferreira, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate – York University

Description: This study hopes to better understand if and how social workers in Ontario are including nature in their practice, while also seeking to understand the meaning of integrating these perspectives or approaches in their work with clients. If you are currently a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in Ontario; and including nature in direct practice with clients for mental health benefits, then you are invited to participate in a confidential and anonymous online survey as part of a thesis research study. The survey is expected to take no longer than 5-10 minutes and your participation is voluntary: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/f/s.aspx?s=1254AFEB-378F-4CE8-A4B4-FC38E70765FC&ds=79GcZ0AT0l

End Date: November 15, 2021


If you have a question regarding one or more 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 cvansickle@ocswssw.org.