Can someone call themselves a Social Worker and NOT be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)?
No. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves a social worker, or let people believe that they are a social worker if they are not registered with OCSWSSW. Check the OCSWSSW Online Register to confirm if an individual is a Registered Social Worker (RSW).
What If I Have a Complaint About a Social Worker?
All Registered Social Workers are subject to the OCSWSSW Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. If you have concerns about the conduct or actions of a social worker in Ontario, contact the College directly for information regarding the complaints process or visit www.ocswssw.org.