General Standards of Practice for the Social Work Profession

(Came into force on 1 November 2020)
This document replaces Les normes de pratique professionnelle des travailleurs sociaux, which was first published in 1986 and revised in 1991, then in 1993. It presents the general standards of practice for the social work profession. It constitutes a collection of standards within the meaning of “generally recognized standards” as mentioned in Section 7 of the Code of ethics of the members of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (hereafter the “Ordre”). In this sense, these standards are mandatory, specifying the Ordre’s expectations of social workers with regard to the social intervention process and professional posture to be exercised. These standards, which are more general in nature, do not replace the more specific standards, such as those for record keeping and consulting offices, which social workers must also respect.