About Social Workers


A Profession of Hope, A Passion for Fairness

How Social Workers Are Regulated

Social workers are regulated by the Social Work and Social Service Work Act under the Ministry of Community and Social Services. This Act requires that anyone who calls themselves, or holds themselves out to be, a social worker, must belong to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. The initials RSW (Registered Social Worker) appear after their name.

Click on OCSWSSW for more information.


If you need help:

Click on www.FindASocialWorker.ca to find a social worker in private practice.

To access a list of community information and referral services across Ontario, visit www.211ontario.ca.

In the Toronto area, dial "211" or visit www.211toronto.ca.