Get to Know Us

What we do for members of the Public:

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is the voice of social workers in Ontario.  We work on behalf of the profession working with many stakeholders to help ensure the long-term viability and success of the profession.  

While the Association does not directly provide services to members of the public, OASW members in both public settings and in private practice help individuals, groups and families address a range of issues that are part of real life.  

We invite you to find out more about social workers in Ontario and how we can help support your well-being and the well-being of family and friends.

What we do for Social Workers:

We speak on behalf of the interests and concerns of Social Workers;
We market the Social Work Profession to show the value of the profession to stakeholders;
We advocate for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting Social Work Clients and Social Work Practice;
We publish informational and educational articles to keep Social Workers up-to-date about the Social Work Profession/Practice; and
We develop role statements and position papers related to professional practice;
We provide direct benefits and services to active members.