Message from the Registrar and CEO Hope on the Horizon

Message from the Registrar and CEO

Hope on the Horizon

On January 20, 2021, I had the opportunity to catch moments of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony. I listened intently to poet Amanda Gorman’s stirring recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb,” in which the youth poet laureate spoke about hope and unity. Months later, Gorman’s poem continues to resonate with me as it does with millions of others.

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Creating a More Equitable Space An Interview with Donna Hinds, RSW on Anti-Oppressive Practice

Creating a More Equitable Space

An Interview with Donna Hinds, RSW on Anti-Oppressive Practice

Donna Hinds, MSW, RSW is a professor at the Social Service Worker Program at Centennial College, and an expert on anti-oppressive practice (AOP) and critical race theory. As an educator, Donna teaches her students how to use AOP when working with clients from marginalized backgrounds and communities.

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Practice Notes To Report or Not to Report: When That Is the Question

Practice Notes

To Report or Not to Report: When That Is the Question

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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Key Insights from the College’s COVID-19 Impact Survey

Key Insights from the College’s COVID-19 Impact Survey

In November 2020, the College conducted a survey to members to gather information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on members’ practice, and to identify areas where the College might enhance its practice support to members through the pandemic and beyond. Members were asked a broad range of questions, from general demographic questions to more specific questions related to the impact of COVID-19.

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College Updates

College Updates

Get ready for the 2021 Annual Meeting and Education and Day (AMED) – which is a two-day virtual event this year – on Thursday, June 17th AND Friday, June 18th! This year’s theme is Diversity & Change in Society & Practice. The event will include a keynote address by Dr. Keith Adamson, RSW, and eight educational sessions that will take place throughout the two days.

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College Sees Uptick in Sexual Abuse-Related Complaints

College Sees Uptick in Sexual Abuse-Related Complaints

The mandate of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is to protect the public interest. Everything the College does comes down to protecting the public from unqualified, incompetent and unfit practitioners. Over the last year, the College’s Complaints and Discipline Team has seen an increase in complaints related to sexual abuse allegations.

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Council Meeting Highlights for December 2, 2020

Council Meeting Highlights for December 2, 2020

Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW, President, provided her report to Council. Lise Betteridge, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their 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: registration and membership updates, including the launch of the College’s […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for March 3, 2021

Council Meeting Highlights for March 3, 2021

Toula Kourgiantakis, RSW, President, provided her 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 and ongoing practice support for members, including recent presentations/webinars as well […]

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FAQ: Cross-Jurisdictional Practice

FAQ: Cross-Jurisdictional Practice

Are social workers and social service workers permitted to provide services to clients who live temporarily in Ontario? College members are permitted to practise with clients who currently live in Ontario, regardless of whether the client is in Ontario on a temporary or permanent basis.

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Discipline Decision Summary – Alison Templer Teran

Discipline Decision Summary – Alison Templer Teran

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 – Alicia Beloshesky

Discipline Decision Summary – Alicia Beloshesky

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 – Kelley Jean Denham

Discipline Decision Summary – Kelley Jean Denham

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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