Ontario Social Work Code of Ethics
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers regulates two professions, social workers and social service workers. The following sets out the Code of Ethics for members of the College:
The 1983 and the 1994 Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Codes of Ethics have been used with the permission of CASW. The Social Work Code of Ethics (1994) adopted by the CASW Board of Directors is effective January 1, 1994 and replaces the CASW Code of Ethics (1983). Link to: Ontario Social Work Code of Ethics and Practice Standards
Wellness Care Farm
Inspired and adapted from Healing Hooves' Values. Thank you for setting the standard so high here in Canada. http://www.healinghooves.ca/values.htm
With Individuals, Families and Communities
We see and appreciate the positive strengths and potential in all people. We recognize resiliency within people as they live with adversity. Our goal is to support and assist individuals, families and communities in doing the same.
We treat all people as equals who are all deserving of our respect regardless of their faith, race, gender, sexual preference, age, ability, diagnosis, personal history, education level or economic situation. We will never abuse the power inherent in our position as therapists by attempting to impose our own beliefs and values other people.We respect and honour the privacy and confidentiality rights of the individuals, families and communities and inform people of the legal limits to this confidentiality. If required to make a disclosure, wherever possible, we will do this with the knowledge, participation and cooperation of the person.
With Therapy Profession
We continuously assess our own professional strengths and weaknesses and will strive for ongoing improvement through continuing education and training.
We do not misrepresent ourselves by claiming or implying credentials or experience that we do not have.
We follow all legal and professional regulations with regards to scope of practice and business.
With Animal Partners
We recognize animals are not ‘property’ and we consider and treat our animals as working partners worthy of our love and respect.
We recognize and respect that animals have thoughts, feelings and spirits, and are capable of feeling both physical and emotional pain and suffering.
We respect, admire and cherish the unique characteristics and personality traits belonging to each animal.
We are never physically, verbally or emotionally abusive towards any animal. We never ask an animal to do work which is physically, mentally or emotionally unhealthy.