Message from the Registrar and CEO Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Important Work Ahead

Message from the Registrar and CEO

Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Important Work Ahead

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. As part of this priority, the College seeks to develop partnerships with Indigenous communities to begin to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action within the regulatory context.

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Mark Your Calendars! Reminders for Members

Mark Your Calendars! Reminders for Members

This year’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) will take place entirely online via livestream on Friday, June 10, 2022. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This year’s theme is Learning and Unlearning in a Changing Landscape. The event will include a keynote address by Dr. Carol Hopkins, RSW, and eight educational sessions that will take place throughout the day.

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Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest

Practice Notes: Navigating Conflicts of Interest

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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Council Meeting Highlights for December 1-2, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights for December 1-2, 2021

December 1, 2021 Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council. Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Denitha Breau, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s Strategic Plan and included information about the following: the College’s annual renewal for 2022; an operational […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for March 2, 2022

Council Meeting Highlights for March 2, 2022

Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council, which included an update about Council’s upcoming governance training and review project launched by the Governance Working Group. Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Denitha Breau, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s Strategic […]

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FAQ: The College’s Complaints Process

FAQ: The College’s Complaints Process

What’s involved in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ complaints process and how long does it typically take? As part of its duty to serve and protect the public interest, the College is required to have a formal complaints process, which gives members of the public the ability to have their complaint about a member’s alleged conduct or actions submitted to the College’s Complaints Committee.

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Discipline Decision Summary – Sheri Anne Ongena

Discipline Decision Summary – Sheri Anne Ongena

The College publishes summaries of decisions of the Discipline Committee and/or provides links to full-text, neutralized versions of its decisions. Information that is subject to a publication ban or that could reveal the identity of witnesses or clients, including the name of the facility, has been removed as necessary, or has been anonymized.

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