The Board’s Role

The College’s Board of Examiners decides on the registration of each applicant.

  • The Executive Director/Registrar processes and presents all applications in front of the Board for registration as Registered Social Workers, Social Work Candidates, and Registered Workers (provisional).
  • The Board issues direction for certification of Registration and renewals and Registers Social Workers, Social Worker candidates, and Registered Social Workers (Provisionals).
  • Board members keep the Register up to date and secure the office of the Board of Examiners through the Executive Director/Registrar.


The Board of Examiners consists of at least nine social workers appointed by the College’s Council. One representative must be a teacher at an approved school of social work.

The Board represents the diversity of the various fields of social work practice and reflects the intersectional identities of the College. Three non-social workers/social worker candidates are appointed by the Governor in Council.

Board Members

Chair – Joline Comeau

Dennis Adams
Jaqi Allan
Lynn Cheek
Jeff Karabanow
Jack Landreville
Angela Penny
Shireen Singer

Government Appointees

Bobbi Boudreau
Lianne Chang
Lisandra Naranjo