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Explaining requirements for translation of documents

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario College of SOCIAL WORKERS AND SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS

Ontario College of SOCIAL WORKERS AND SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS

Description

This practice may interest regulators who want to inform applicants about translation of documents.

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers' (OCSWSSW) has a dedicated area on its website explaining the requirements and procedures for translation of documents. This information is easy to find and to follow.

The OCSWSSW describes the features required of a translated document, includes details about acceptable translation services and provides contact information for these services.

Applicants who cannot locate a translator competent to translate their documents into English or French are invited to contact the OCSWSSW to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 31, 2013