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During these unprecedented times we know that many Social Workers across Canada are considering alternative ways to continue providing services to clients such as video conference, Skype, Zoom, and telephone.

 

If you have not yet purchased liability insurance for your practice, click here to access CASW’s national liability insurance program offered through BMS – it is the only program in Canada for social workers with coverage specific to E-services. 

 

CASW advises you to review the Standards of Practice on this subject put forward by your Provincial Regulatory Body:

 

Province Standards of Practice for E-Services Additional Provincial Resources

 

British Columbia College of Social Workers 

 

Standards of Practice : Technology and Social Work Practice

29-March-2020 – Registrants/Licensees from other Jurisdictions seeking to provide Electronic Social Work Services to clients in British Columbia

The BC Provincial Health Services Authority - COVID-19 Virtual Health Toolkit 

 

Alberta College of Social Workers 

 

Standards of Practice - See section E.3 TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

Virtual Social Work Practice

ACSW Standards of Practice - March 2019

 

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

 

Standards of Practice For Registered Social Workers in Saskatchewan

 

 

Manitoba College of Social Workers

 

Electronic Social Work Practice

Standards of Practice

Electronic Social Work Practice Information Sheet

COVID-19 – Virtual Visit Solutions

Telemental Health Informed Consent

Temporary Authorization – Electronic Social Work Practice

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers 

Professional and Ethical: Communication Technology Practices and Policies for a Digital World

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

 

Are you a registered social worker practising in Canada who is interested in practising electronically – by exclusive means – in Ontario?

 

Q&A: Practising Electronically In Ontario 

 

Practising Electronically in Ontario

 

Social Media and Practice: Protecting Privacy and Professionalism in a Virtual World 

 

Top 10 Considerations for Using Communication Technology in Practice

 

“But How Do I Know If I’m Competent?” – Issues to Consider

 

 

 

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

 

Normes réglementaires pour les technologies et la pratique du travail social  

 

New Brunswick Association of Social Workers

 

Standards for the Use of Technology in Social Work Practice Letter of Guidance Re: Technology and Social Work Practice

 

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers

 

Information on Telepractice

Transitioning to telepractice

Technology & Storage of Files

Telepractice from outside NS

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers

 

Electronic Social Work Practice

Electronic Social Work Practice

E-Professionalism

Electronic Social Work Practice Criteria For Registered Social Workers In Nl

Electronic Social Work Practice Criteria for Registered Social Workers from other Canadian Jurisdictions 

 

Prince Edward Island Social Work Registration Board

 

Private Practice Policy Standards of Practice

 

 

Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services

 

 

Northwest Territories Standards of Practice

For Social Workers

 

 

Additional Resources:

CASW Private Practice Portal – scroll to 3.3 Virtual Counselling.

CASW Social Media Use and Social Work Practice

 

BMS/CASW Covid 19 Practice Resources

 

 

Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation - Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

E-Mental Health in Canada: Transforming the Mental Health System Using Technology

 

Implementing Virtual Care in Mental Health Settings - available on the CAMH Digital Mental Health Certificate website and is a series of 10 brief, practical videos to support health care providers who are providing mental health care virtually.

 

Public Service Health Care Plan - Temporary changes to accepted mental health practitioners - Social Workers included!

 

Extended Health - Coverage Updates for Social Work

Virtual Health Care Services – Ensuring Continuity of Care

 

Sunlife – Extending Coverage to include virtual services

 

 

CASW Webinars:

Help is on the Line: Incorporating Technology into Therapy

 

Telehealth & Social Work Practice Same ethical practice – different locations

 

Current State of COVID-19: Telehealth, Liability, and Business Insurance Considerations

 

Connecting the disconnected: How technology can be used to reduce social isolation among older adults

 

Providing E-Services to Clients: What are the Risks?