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On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers held an election for social work members and social service work members in Electoral District No. 3.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Click on the plus sign (+) below to see what areas of the province are included in District No. 3.[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”District 3″ el_id=”1480711494984-6b9bff3f-8691″]Elects two social work councillors and two social service work councillors

Composed of the geographic area within the territorial boundaries of the Counties of Haliburton, Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Simcoe, the Regional Municipalities of Durham, York and Peel and the City of Toronto.[/vc_toggle][vc_column_text]What Do Council Members Do?

  • Develop policies to regulate the practice of social work and social service work which reflect the College’s primary duty to serve and protect the public interest.
  • Govern and manage the affairs of the College.
  • Attend approximately four Council meetings annually and sit on at least one statutory committee.


Meet the Candidates

To learn more about each candidate, click on the candidate’s name below to read their statement and biographical summary.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Social Workers

Jaleesa Bygrave
Gilbert Correces
Carol Gritton
Michael Higgs
Toula Kourgiantakis
Oluyemisi Otukoya
Esmeralda Prifti
Vinita Puri
Astra Josie Rose
Zhiguang Zhang[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Social Service Workers

Charlene Crews
Judy Gardner
Marek Redka
Susan Schneider[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Online Voting
This year members were able to vote online. The voting system is designed to be secure and to protect the confidentiality of members’ votes. It is one that has been used successfully by other Ontario regulatory colleges. An online election process will improve efficiency and reduce the paper, printing and mailing costs associated with the election.

If you have any questions regarding College elections, please call Pat Lieberman at 416-972-9882 x 207 or toll free 1-877-828-9380 x 207 or email at plieberman@ocswssw.org