What Members Need to Know: COVID-19

What Members Need to Know: COVID-19

The College continues to monitor the ongoing developments related to COVID-19 and is committed to providing College members and other stakeholders with ongoing updates and information. While the College’s physical office remains closed, we have resumed many regulatory operations remotely.

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Important Update Regarding AMED 2020

Important Update Regarding AMED 2020

The College’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) is a popular event for members and staff alike. Part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series, AMED features educational activities and provides members with an opportunity to network and learn more about the College’s priorities and accomplishments.

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Practice Notes: Administration of Naloxone

Practice Notes: Administration of Naloxone

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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Council Meeting Highlights for March 5, 2020

Council Meeting Highlights for March 5, 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: registration and membership; digital communications, including website and Online Register metrics; outreach initiatives, including the College’s public awareness campaign; the upcoming Annual Meeting and […]

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Council Meeting Highlights for December 4, 2019

Council Meeting Highlights for December 4, 2019

Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW, Registrar and CEO, and Laura Sheehan, Deputy Registrar, presented their report to Council. The report provided updates on: registration and membership; digital communications, including website and Online Register metrics; outreach initiatives, including employer outreach and public awareness campaigns; the Employer Communiqué and Perspective publications; the Educational Forums in Sault Ste. Marie […]

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Q&A: The Missing Persons Act

Q&A: The Missing Persons Act

The purpose of the new law is to assist police in locating a missing person where no criminal investigation is underway. Under the new law, once a client is established to be a missing person, police officers are able to request information contained in client records with an urgent demand, an order for the production of records or a search warrant.

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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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Discipline Decision Summary – Gary Direnfeld

Discipline Decision Summary – Gary Direnfeld

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 – Troy Hayden

Discipline Decision Summary – Troy Hayden

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 – Rozina Shaheen

Discipline Decision Summary – Rozina Shaheen

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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Message from the Registrar & CEO Facing the Monumental: Regulators and Reconciliation

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

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

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 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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