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!

Announcing our 2022 Local Award Winners!

OASW is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Local Awards, recognizing leadership, commitment and local contributions in communities across Ontario. Learn more and join us in congratulating the 2022 recipients of our Distinguished Social Worker Award and Community Contribution Award.



Get Involved!

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

CONNECT

All OASW members belong to a network!

Get involved by:

  • Receiving our Local Engagement Network eBulletin and updates
  • Attending virtual and in-person events
  • Participating in virtual and in-person networking activities

All OASW members get free or low-cost access to network events.

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

ADVANCE

Members can engage further by supporting the planning and delivery of events and activities.

Get involved by:

  • Expressing interest in being part of the planning team
  • Participating in network planning meetings
  • Supporting event planning and coordination

Meetings generally occur monthly for each Local Engagement Network. Contact us at [email protected] to get involved with the network in your area!

LEAD

Members can lead their network as a Local Engagement Ambassador.

Get involved by:

  • Applying to be an Ambassador
  • Leading, representing, and promoting the network
  • Building community and support with local members and other Ambassadors
  • Coordinating event delivery with your planning teams

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


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!