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Council Of The Ontario College Of Social Workers And Social Service Workers

Ministry
Children, Community and Social Services
URL
www.ocswssw.org
Address
SUITE 1000, 250 BLOOR STREET EAST
TORONTO
M4W1E6
Phone
(416) 972-9882; 1-877-828-9380
Fax
(416) 972-1512
Background
SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SERVICE WORK ACT, S.O. 1998, C. 31, S. 4-7 (opens a new window)
Function

The college's primary duty is to serve and protect the public interest. The college regulates the practice of social work and the practice of social service work and governs its members in accordance with the Social Work and Social Service Work Act. The college develops, establishes and maintains qualifications for membership. The college issues, renews, amends, revokes and reinstates certificates of registration. The college establishes and enforces professional standards and ethical standards applicable to members of the college. The college also receives and investigates complaints against members of the college and deals with issues of discipline, professional misconduct, incompetency, and incapacity. The council of the college is its governing body and board of directors. It manages and administers the affairs of the college.

Membership

The council is composed of: a) seven social workers who are members of the college and who are elected by the members of the college in accordance with the by-laws; b) seven social service workers who are members of the college and who are elected by the members of the college in accordance with the by-laws; and c) seven persons who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Term

There is no limitation for the term of Lieutenant Governor in Council appointees. A person may be a council member for more than one term but no person may be a council member for more than ten consecutive years.

Meetings
The council meets approximately six times per year. Committees of the council will likely meet twelve times per year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) DÉIRDRE SMITH
13-Aug-2020 - 12-Aug-2021
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) KAREN FROMM
11-Apr-2019 - 10-Apr-2022
ottawa
3. Member (Part-Time) FAIZA KHALID-KHAN
18-Apr-2019 - 17-Apr-2022
markham
4. Member (Part-Time) PAMELA MURPHY
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2023
belleville
5. Member (Part-Time) JOHN E FLEMING
02-Jul-2020 - 01-Jul-2023
oakville
6. Member (Part-Time) CARRIE MCEACHRAN
11-Feb-2021 - 10-Feb-2024
mooretown