As noted in an eBulletin, at the end of 2019 the College Council embarked on a strategic planning process to identify the future direction and priorities for the College for the next four years. The result of this process is the approved Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

The College is pleased to share:

  • Strategic Plan 2020-2023, which includes key priorities and objectives
  • Strategy Map 2020-2023, which highlights the priorities “at a glance” and can also be accessed below

OCSWSSW Strategy Map 2020-2023

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Mission

The OCSWSSW protects the interest of the public by regulating the practice of social workers and social service workers and promoting ethical and professional practice.

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Vision

The OCSWSSW strives for organizational excellence in its mandate in order to: serve the public interest; regulate its members; and be accountable and accessible to the community.

We have achieved this vision when:

  • Everyone eligible is registered with the College.
  • All stakeholders have a clear understanding of the role and importance of the College and the value of registration.
  • Social workers and social service workers have an enforceable scope of practice.
  • We have a strong and engaged Council.
  • We are a recognized opinion leader in the sector and the larger regulatory community.
  • There is a standardized exam for entry to practice for social service work and social work.
  • There is a fully integrated technological platform to increase transparency of College business and processes to promote public protection.
  • Only registered members use the protected titles.
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Core Values

  • Respect
  • Fairness and Transparency
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Leadership and Accountability
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Caring Communities
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Priorities for 2020-2023

Uphold Ethical and Professional Practice

  • Review the Standards of Practice and revise as necessary.
  • Provide more educational resources to support ethical and professional practice.
  • Review the Continuing Competence Program to determine if changes are required to ensure members’ continuing competence.
  • Review registration processes and consider entry-to-practice exam for new social workers and social service workers.

Strengthen Stakeholder Engagement and Government Relations

  • Continue employer and public campaigns and other stakeholder outreach initiatives.
  • Engage with government around the regulation of Children’s Aid Society workers and other regulatory issues.
  • Explore the opportunity to partner with other regulators in the establishment of a public advisory group.

Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Enhance equity and inclusion across organizational processes, resources and materials.
  • Develop partnerships with Indigenous communities to begin to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action within the regulatory context.

Enhance Regulatory Effectiveness

  • Leverage technology to improve accessibility and efficiency.
  • Make registration processes available online.