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Don’t Forget to Vote! 2018 Election to Council in District No. 4

Don’t Forget to Vote!

2018 Election to Council in District No. 4

The election for Council members in Electoral District No. 4 will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018. All College members who practise in District No. 4 are encouraged to participate in this important process to elect two social workers and two social service workers.

What is the geographical area for Electoral District No. 4?

The College’s Electoral District No. 4 is composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the Regional Municipalities of Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Waterloo and Haldimand-Norfolk, the Counties of Dufferin and Wellington and the County of Brant.

What is Council’s role?

The Council is the 21-member governing body and board of directors that manages and administers the College’s affairs. Council oversees the policy direction of the College as it fulfills its mandate to protect the public interest. This includes:

  • Developing policies to regulate the practice of social work and social service work which reflect the College’s public protection mandate.
  • Governing and managing the affairs of the College.
  • Attending and participating in Council meetings and statutory committees.

Council members are responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the College and for developing policies that regulate the professions of social work and social service work. Council members play a leadership role in the regulation of social workers and social service workers, reflecting the College’s primary duty to serve and protect the public interest while promoting high standards of practice.

Who are the candidates running?

College members interested in running for Council completed a Call for Nominations package which was completed and submitted to the College by March 2, 2018. Information on all eligible candidates is now available on the College website.

To learn more about the candidates for Electoral District No. 4, visit the College’s website.

How do I vote?

Members will be able to vote online. The voting system is designed to be secure and to protect the confidentiality of members’ votes. It is one that has been used successfully by other Ontario regulatory colleges. This online election process improves efficiency and reduces paper, printing and mailing costs associated with the election.

Members will be able to vote as of May 1, 2018.

Have a question about the elections?

Contact Pat Lieberman by phone at 416-972-9882 ext. 207 (or toll-free at 1-877-828-9380 ext. 207) or by email at plieberman@ocswssw.org.