Though invisible to many, human trafficking is one of the more significant issues facing Ontarians.MORE "%s"
At the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, we continue to enhance our regulatory effectiveness through a number of new and ongoing initiatives, in the fulfillment of our mission to protect the interest of the public.MORE "%s"
The Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and its supporting regulations were proclaimed on April 30, 2018. Of particular relevance to social workers and social service workers is Section 125, which sets out the duty to report.MORE "%s"
As a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, you must pay your membership fee annually by December 31 of the previous year. Keeping your membership current is important. It demonstrates your commitment to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice.MORE "%s"
The Office of the Chief Coroner has notified the College of the results of a review by the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) and sought the College’s support in implementing one of its recommendations.MORE "%s"
Thank you to all members who participated in our recent member communications survey. We were pleased with the solid response rate and the level of interest you showed in the effectiveness of communications and outreach from the College.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
As part of the College’s ongoing commitment to transparency, a Message from the Registrar and CEO was distributed to members last month advising of a service disruption that occurred from August 24-29 that affected email communication and access to the member portal and Online Register.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
Shelley Hale, RSSW, President, provided her report to Council. Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on:MORE "%s"
The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee: Shelley Hale, RSSW – President; Lisa Seburn, RSW – Vice-President; Déirdre Smith, Public Member – Vice-President; Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW – Executive Member; Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – Executive Member; and Rick Lamb, Public Member – Executive Member.MORE "%s"