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.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
As a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, your membership fee must be paid annually, by December 31. Keeping your membership current is important. It demonstrates your commitment to professional, ethical, qualified and accountable practice.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
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, […]MORE "%s"
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 […]MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
Do you use — or have you ever considered using — communication technology in your social work or social service work practice? The College’s Professional Practice Department often receives inquiries from members and the public about the use of such technology in practice.MORE "%s"
The College was established when the Government of Ontario proclaimed the Social Work and Social Service Work Act (SWSSWA) on August 15, 2000. In accordance with the SWSSWA, the primary duty of the College is to serve and protect the public interest.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
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.MORE "%s"
The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) helped put a spotlight on the ugly history and legacy of Canada’s Indian residential school system.MORE "%s"