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Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

The professional and ethical performance of students is a highly valued component of the MSW program. Competence will be assessed in accordance with:

University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy (2012)

Social Work Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Ethical Practice (2005), Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)

Standards of Professional Practice Behaviour for all Health Professional Students, University of Toronto (2008)

Student Professional Conduct Agreement in Practicum Breaches of the ethical and behavioral standards are serious and represent failure to meet standards in a professional setting.


FIFSW adheres to:

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs, and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.