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. Join us in congratulating the winners of these two inaugural awards:

Distinguished Social Worker Award

Recognizing social workers and OASW members across the province who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Association and/or the social work profession. 

  • Kelly Smith, Barrie & Area
  • Trish Meekins, Grey-Bruce-Huron-Perth & Area
  • Jenny Sterzaj, Hamilton & Area
  • Sarah Binks, Kawarthas & Area
  • Narine Dat Sookram, Kitchener-Waterloo & Area
  • Patrick Fleming, London & Area
  • Carolyn Scott, Niagara & Area
  • Heather Thomas, Peel Region & Area
  • Lisa Osawamick, Sudbury & Area
  • Marco Posadas, Toronto & Area
  • Jim Jeannette, Windsor & Area
  • Tina Gandhi, York Region & Area

Community Contribution Award

Celebrating social workers or other professionals who support social justice, equity integration and/or inclusion in your communities.

  • Roxanne Francis, Durham Region & Area
  • Amy Alton, Grey-Bruce-Huron-Perth & Area
  • Lesley Huygen, Kitchener-Waterloo & Area
  • Rumina Morris, London & Area
  • Anna Przednowek, North Bay & Area
  • Kimberley Floyd, Peel Region & Area
  • Joanne Haskin, Renfrew County & Area
  • Yann Vivette Tsobgni, Réseau francophone
  • Kaitlinn Shaw, Sudbury & Area
  • Dori Zener, Toronto & Area
  • Dana Dupuis, Windsor & Area

Congratulations to these outstanding leaders across the province, and thank you to all who submitted nominations for OASW’s 2022 Local Awards!

About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, bilingual, non-profit association representing 8,250+ social workers. All members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor, master or doctoral level. OASW works to actively speak on behalf of social workers on issues of interest to the profession and advocates for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.