Local Engagement Networks. Connect. Engage. Belong.
OASW’s Local Engagement Networks bring together social workers, social work students, retired social workers, and everyone in between to connect, network, and access relevant professional development across the province. Led by Local Engagement Ambassadors, the networks are a welcoming and inclusive place for social workers to connect and engage with colleagues in their local areas. 

OASW supports each network with funding, event assistance and other resources to help our members deliver engaging activities and events throughout the year. With multiple ways to get involved, all OASW members can find a way to connect, learn and belong in their Local Engagement Network!

Get Involved!

There are multiple ways to get involved with your Local Engagement Network based on your availability and interest:

I want to develop my leadership skills:

Consider becoming a Local Engagement Ambassador and lead a Local Engagement Network to facilitate community-building in your area. Leading a network is a great opportunity to take on a leadership position within your community and to actively build connections with and between social workers.

Learn more and apply to be an Ambassador today!

I want to help build community:

Get involved as a Network Representative of your Local Engagement Network to build relationships with social workers in your area and help organize social activities, workshops and other events throughout the year. Meetings generally occur monthly and Network Representatives are encouraged to attend events whenever possible. Contact us at [email protected] to get involved as a Network Representative of the network in your area.

I want to connect and learn with others:

Consider participating in any of our in-person and virtual events! All OASW members get free or low-cost access to network events, as well as other networking and educational opportunities across the province.

Members: Keep an eye on your inbox for our next Local Engagement Network eBulletin to learn about upcoming events near you.


Our Networks and Ambassadors:


Don’t see a network in your area? 

Get in touch with us to explore starting a new network for your local community!


Not an OASW Member?

Consider joining OASW to be a part of your Local Engagement Network and access other valuable training opportunities, professional supports, discounted liability insurance and other cost-saving discounts. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Ready to engage?

Contact us today and we will connect you with your Local Engagement Network!