Message from the Registrar and CEO Moving Forward in a Time of Change

Message from the Registrar and CEO

Moving Forward in a Time of Change

In his 1967 speech to Philadelphia high school students, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said: “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” Since March 2020, we have encountered many changes and obstacles.

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In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It

The College would like to remind all members that the renewal season for the year 2022 will commence in early November. The deadline to complete your membership renewal and payment for the year 2022 is December 31, 2021. Members can renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s online member services. 

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New Council Roster for 2021/2022

New Council Roster for 2021/2022

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 6, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights for May 6, 2021

Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, President, provided his report to Council. Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, presented her report to Council. The report provided updates under each strategic priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and included information about the following: the Professional Practice Department, ongoing practice consultations and an update on the Continuing Competence Program; […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for September 9 and 10, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights for September 9 and 10, 2021

September 9, 2021 The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee: Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – President Lisa Seburn, RSW – Vice-President John Fleming, Public Member – Vice-President Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW – Executive Member Shelley Hale, RSSW – Executive Member Pam Murphy, Public Member – Executive Member Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW, provided his […]

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DEI Task Group Update

DEI Task Group Update

The College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group is making progress on its mission to help the College achieve its strategic priority of increasing diversity, equity and inclusion. The Task Group consists of five Council members and five non-Council members of the College, who were selected from among the 112 expressions of interest which were submitted by College members.

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Practice Notes The Evolving Landscape of Electronic Practice

Practice Notes

The Evolving Landscape of Electronic Practice

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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What You Need to Know: All About Professional Corporations

What You Need to Know: All About Professional Corporations

Are you a social worker or social service worker who is interested in establishing a professional corporation in Ontario? Under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act (SWSSWA), its bylaws and the Business Corporations Act, members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) are permitted to incorporate for the purpose of practising social work or social service work.

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