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Message from the Registrar & CEO

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AROUND US; TOGETHER WE WILL SEE THIS THROUGH.

Whenever the seasons change, I feel inspired to make changes in my life – some small and contained, others more far-reaching. Change isn’t always a good thing, in and of itself. But change keeps us going. It’s often important, if not essential.  As the leaves change colour, fall to the ground and return to the earth, I find myself reflecting upon the momentous changes that we have all witnessed over this past year.

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Ramona Alaggia, MSW, PhD, RSW

At the Root of the Issue

An Interview with Dr. Ramona Alaggia on Gender and Violence

Gender-based violence is one of the most pressing subjects of our time. The recent rise of the #MeToo movement, the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 have put a huge media spotlight on gender-based violence and helped launch a broader discussion about the pervasive systemic issues at its root.

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Top 6 Considerations for Virtual Services

As virtual services become more prevalent in all aspects of our lives, College members are using, or considering the use of, different types of communication technology in their practice. Members frequently ask the College’s Professional Practice Department about the type of communication technology and the specific platforms that they should choose when providing virtual services.

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OASW Learning Centre

Free Professional Development and Educational Opportunities for College Members

The College is very pleased to share that the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) has recently launched an OASW Learning Centre for registered social workers and registered social service workers. This initiative – part of the Professional Development Skills Fund Project through the provincial government – provides FREE online professional development and educational opportunities to College members across the province.

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Renew Your College Membership for 2021

Keeping your membership current is important. It demonstrates your commitment to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice. It also says something important about the professions of social work and social service work as a whole, and about you as an individual practitioner.

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Complete the 2020 Continuing Competence Program

With the new year just around the corner, the College would like to remind members that they are required to complete the 2020 Continuing Competence Program (CCP). Participation in the CCP is a condition of registration and one of the ways that College members demonstrate their commitment to professional and ethical practice.

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New Council Roster for 2020/2021

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, 2020

Shelley Hale, RSSW, President, provided her report to Council. Registrar and CEO Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW, and Deputy Registrar Laura Sheehan presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on: ongoing impacts related to COVID-19, including the College’s remote operations, various communication efforts, professional practice support, and complaints and discipline processes; digital communications, including […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for September 9-10, 2020

September 9 The following Council members were elected by Council to the Executive Committee: Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW – President Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW – Vice-President Déirdre Smith, Public Member – Vice-President Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW – Executive Member Shelley Hale, RSSW – Executive Member Pamela Murphy, Public Member – Executive Member Council reviewed the outgoing President’s Report. […]

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Why Does the College Have a Support Person Program?

The College’s ongoing mandate is to protect the public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners. As part of this public protection mandate, the College has a duty to consider and investigate reports and complaints regarding alleged misconduct or incompetence of College members, including sexual abuse and/or boundary violations of a sexual nature.

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Discipline Decision Summary – Jessica Kline

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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Discipline Decision Summary – Ho Cheung Yu

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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Discipline Decision Summary – Prapti Giri

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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Discipline Decision Summary – Robert Goulard

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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Discipline Decision Summary – Dee Scott

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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