TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is pleased to announce the election of Bob Thompson, MSW, RSW as the President of the OCSWSSW Council.
"I am pleased to assume this responsibility," said Thompson. "I recognize the commitment of many earlier leaders on Council who made possible the celebration of 15 years of social work and social service work regulation in Ontario. This College is respected throughout North America. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead."
First elected to Council in 2010, Thompson is a social worker with more than 40 years' experience in northern and eastern Ontario. He holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. His private practice is based in Thunder Bay and specializes in management and organizational development. Prior to retirement from full-time employment, Bob worked extensively in the fields of youth justice and child welfare, and taught in the Social Service Worker Program at Confederation College. Bob is actively involved in local community organizations.
At its September 10 meeting, Council also elected the Executive Committee for 2015-16, consisting of Bob Thompson, RSW, President; David Hodgson, Public Member, Vice-President; Greg Clarke, RSSW, Vice-President; Gary Cockman, RSSW; Lily Oddie, Public Member; and Beatrice Traub-Werner, RSW.
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is the regulatory body for social workers and social service workers in Ontario. With over 17,500 members, the College's mandate is to serve and protect the public interest through self-regulation of the professions of social work and social service work. For information on the professions, or to become a member of the OCSWSSW, visit www.ocswssw.org.
SOURCE Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
For further information: Jolinne Kearns, Communications Manager, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, 416-972-9882 ext.415, [email protected]