Code of Ethics

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.

Julie Casey MSW, RSW

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.

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:


  1. A social worker or social service worker shall maintain the best interest of the client as the primary professional obligation;
  2. A social worker or social service worker shall respect the intrinsic worth of the persons she or he serves in her or his professional relationships with them;
  3. A social worker or social service worker shall carry out her or his professional duties and obligations with integrity and objectivity;
  4. A social worker or social service worker shall have and maintain competence in the provision of a social work or social service work service to the client;
  5. A social worker or social service worker shall not exploit the relationship with a client for personal benefit, gain or gratification;
  6. A social worker or social service worker shall protect the confidentiality of all professionally acquired information. He or she shall disclose such information only when required or allowed by law to do so, or when clients have consented to disclosure;
  7. A social worker or social service worker who engages in another profession, occupation, affiliation or calling shall not allow these outside interests to affect the social work or social service work relationship with the client;
  8. A social worker or social service worker shall not provide social work or social service work services in a manner that discredits the profession of social work or social service work or diminishes the public's trust in either profession;
  9. A social worker or social service worker shall advocate for workplace conditions and policies that are consistent with this Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;
  10. A social worker or a social service worker shall promote excellence in his or her respective profession;
  11. A social worker or social service worker shall advocate change in the best interest of the client, and for the overall benefit of society, the environment and the global community.


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 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.

Nourishing Hearts

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