Lise Betteridge

Message from the Registrar & CEO

Facing the Monumental: Regulators and Reconciliation

On a hot summer day this past June, I wandered the cool marble floors and concrete galleries of Montreal’s Contemporary Arts Museum, feeling overwhelmed by a powerful exhibition of the works of Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore, titled Facing the Monumental.

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Marie-Lucie Bedard and LCol Suzanne Bailey

Resilience and Well-Being

Q&A with LCol Suzanne Bailey and Marie-Lucie Bédard of the Canadian Armed Forces

Social work and social service work can be very rewarding professions for those who have empathy, want to help others and make a positive contribution to society. Yet, at the same time, both professions can be extremely demanding, with many social workers and social service workers experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue.

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New Council Roster for 2019/20

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.

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Council Meeting Highlights for May 8, 2019

Council participated in an educational session provided by Michael Salvatori, CEO and Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), regarding the OCT’s governance review and recent legislative changes. 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, […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for September 5-6, 2019

September 5, 2019 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 Rick Lamb, Public Member – Executive Member Council reviewed and approved Bylaw […]

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Practice Notes: ETHICS→A

Ethical Decision-Making Tool

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: Why Does the College Publish Discipline Decisions?

As the regulator of social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers publishes Discipline Committee decisions to inform the public about social workers or social service workers who have engaged in professional misconduct or are incompetent.[1]

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Discipline Decision Summary – Janet Yordy

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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