Lise Betteridge

Message from the Registrar & CEO

Stakeholder Outreach — a Core Regulatory Activity

A few months ago, the College was invited to speak at the annual Communicators Day Conference of the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO), before a group of communications professionals from 26 regulatory colleges across Ontario.

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In Case You Missed It

The College will be hosting its 2019 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) on June 13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year’s event will feature Indigenous mental health and social policy expert Jeffrey Ansloos as the keynote speaker. The theme for AMED 2019 is Ethics. Innovation. Insight. If you are unable to attend AMED, we encourage you to participate online.

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Practice Notes

Practice Notes: Cultural Humility

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Practice Notes is an educational tool designed 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.

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Q&A

Are registered social workers able to complete supporting assessments for clients seeking gender confirming surgery?

Yes, provided that certain requirements are met. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), states that registered social workers who have “a master’s degree in social work, and hold a current certificate of registration” with the College may complete supporting assessments recommending gender confirming surgery (GCS).

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Q&A

I recently changed my name. Do I have to notify the College?

Yes. If you are changing your name, you must advise the College of both your former name(s) and your new name(s) in writing and include a copy of the change of name certificate or marriage certificate for our records. You may send the information via fax to 416-972-1512, by email to info@ocswssw.org or mail to […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for December 7, 2018

Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council, including updates on: membership and registration; website traffic and social media engagement; the employer outreach campaign, including the Employer Roundtables and the Employer Communiqué; member outreach initiatives, including the Educational Forums and the Perspective newsletter; legislation and government relations; […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for March 8, 2019

Council participated in an educational session provided by The 519, a Toronto organization dedicated to advocacy for the inclusion of LGBTQ communities, entitled “Creating Authentic Spaces.” President Shelley Hale, RSSW, provided her report to Council. Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council, which included updates […]

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