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I Am Not a Social Worker
December 8, 2012 permalink
Ontario's children's aid societies have sidestepped the registration requirement in the Social Work and Social Service Work Act by identifying staff on their business cards as "child protection worker". Only a small portion of CAS workers are registered with the College, as required by the act. See links to the college and a partial list.
Two images show a pre-printed form from Durham CAS. In the signature block, the form names the signatory as "Durham C.A.S. social worker".
Source: email from parent who does not want the child named
Use of title, social worker
46. (1) No person except a registered social worker shall use the English title “social worker” or “registered social worker” or the French title “travailleur social” or “travailleur social inscrit” or an abbreviation of any of those titles to represent expressly or by implication that he or she is a social worker or registered social worker. 1998, c. 31, s. 46 (1).
(2) No person except a registered social worker shall represent or hold out expressly or by implication that he or she is a social worker or a registered social worker. 1998, c. 31, s. 46 (2).
Source: Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998
Addendum: Later the same father posted an affidavit in which Wendy Traynor swears: I am a social worker employed by the Durham Children's Aid Society.