The College reports annually to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and stakeholders on the activities and financial affairs of the College.
The Employer Communiqué is the College’s official quarterly publication for employers of social workers and social service workers.
The PHIPA Toolkit was developed to assist social workers and social service workers in understanding this complex legislation and their responsibilities under this Act.
The official member publication of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
The College regularly distributes eBulletins to members with news updates and information regarding College activities.
Practice Notes is designed as an educational tool 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.
Use of Title and Holding Out Provisions
College Response to the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Report (June 2018)
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook sets out minimum standards of professional practice and conduct for members of the OCSWSSW.
The Practice Guidelines contain information and practice advice which should be considered by members of the College. The guidelines are developed to assist members and employers in interpreting and applying the College’s Standards of Practice in specific areas.
ETHICS→A: Ethical Decision-Making Tool
The College has developed an ethical decision-making tool named ETHICS→A in order to assist members in considering the issues and applying their professional judgment in particular scenarios.
Scopes of Practice Paper
The objectives of this paper are to assist members and employers in understanding the purpose of a scope of practice statement, the scopes of practice of the two professions, the distinctions between them and the relationship between the scope of practice statements developed by the College and job descriptions developed by employers for members of the College.
Use of the Title “Doctor”
This article is intended to provide members with general guidance about the use of the title “doctor”.