The Voice of Social Work in Ontario

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is a bilingual organization that provides a voice for social workers in Ontario. OASW has approximately 6300 members and 15 branches across the province.

OASW does so by:

  • speaking on behalf of the interests and concerns of social workers.
  • advocating for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.
  • articulating the value and contribution of the profession to the public, employers, government and stakeholders.
  • supporting continuing competency through the provision of educational opportunities which include workshops, a biennial provincial conference and online courses.
  • publishing Social Work Now and numerous branch newsletters.
  • developmenting role statements and position papers related to professional practice.  
  • offering direct services tailored to the needs of its members.

Learn how to get involved @ the Branch Level:
A great way to contribute to your local branch on issues that are important to you and the social work profession, and a great way to network with your social work peers. Find your branch and connect now!