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Education / Training / Credentials:


Social workers have university degrees in social work:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master's in Social Work (MSW) or
  • a Doctorate in Social Work (PhD/DSW).

Social work education, training and expertise makes them uniquely qualified to deliver a range of counselling and psychotherapy services.

Social workers may also have additional training in specialized areas of practice. 
Social Work Programs

Registered Social Worker (RSW) Designation:
To be called a social worker, the individual must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).