(subsection 4(4) of The Social Work Profession Act)
- To promote and increase the professional knowledge, skills and proficiency of its members as Social Workers;
- To regulate and govern the professional conduct and discipline of its members, students and professional corporations, consistent with the principles of self-regulation in the public interest;
- To promote and foster in the public a greater awareness of the importance of Social Work; and
- To generally advance the professional interests of its members.
The Social Work Profession Act (SWPA) protects the title “Social Worker” and requires any individual who uses this title or represents themselves as a Social Worker to be registered with the College. Registration acts as a statement of commitment by the Social Worker assuring members of the public that they meet standards for qualifications as a Social Worker and that their practice is conducted in accordance with recognized ethics and standards for professional practice.