From time to time, the College posts links to research projects which may be of interest to members. Members may wish to consider these opportunities as part of their Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

In order to be included on this page, research must:

  • Be directly related to social work and/or social service work practice and/or regulation.
  • Contribute to ethical and professional practice.
  • Relate directly or indirectly to the mandate of the College.
  • Build upon the knowledge base of the social work and/or social service work professions.
  • Have received ethics board approval.
  • Be conducted under the auspices of an employer, an accredited university or other organization satisfactory to the Registrar.

Disclaimer: The College provides these links only as a convenience. The College does not sponsor or endorse, and is not affiliated or associated with any of the research related to these links. See the College’s Terms and Conditions for more information. The Registrar may, in the Registrar’s sole discretion, deny a request to post a research link.


Current research opportunities:

Women’s economic empowerment survey
Researcher: Ministry of the Status of Women
Description: Share your feedback by August 15, 2017 and help the Ministry of the Status of Women create Ontario’s first strategy for the economic empowerment of women. Your feedback will be reviewed and considered by the Ministry of the Status of Women. Click here to learn more.

Child welfare survey
Researcher: Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
Description: CASW is seeking input from social workers currently or previously employed in child welfare to help inform its work. By completing this 10-minute online survey, participants’ answers, which are confidential, will guide CASW in developing future advocacy, responding to the media, and making recommendations for better outcomes for social workers in child welfare and for children, youth and families Click here to access the online survey.

Social work research study
Researcher: Professor Faye Mishna, University of Toronto
Description: #socialwork is a 15-minute online survey designed to capture the use of information and communication technologies (email, text messaging and social media) by social workers working in direct practice with clients. Your participation will help inform social work practice, education, and policy. Click here to learn more.

Research study
Researcher: Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, University of Western Ontario
Description: Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, School of Social Work, King’s University College, Western, Ontario, Canada would like to invite mental health professionals and lawyers to participate in a brief 10-minute on-line survey about their views and experiences with smart technology and parent-child contact in separated and divorced families. Click here to access the online survey for professionals.


If you have a question regarding one or more of the above research opportunities, please contact the appropriate researcher(s). If you are a researcher and would like to post your project on this webpage, please contact the College’s Director of Professional Practice, Christina Van Sickle, RSW, at cvansickle@ocswssw.org.