Announcing our 2023 Local Award Winners!

OASW is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2023 Local Awards, recognizing leadership, commitment and local contributions in communities across Ontario. Join us in congratulating the winners of these two 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. 

  • Andrew Koster, Brantford & Area
  • Sarah Martyn, Grey-Bruce-Huron-Perth & Area
  • Mona Kim, Guelph & Area
  • Angelique Vasilaros, Kawarthas & Area
  • Regan Dearborn, Kenora & Area
  • Zhi Hong (Sarah) Chen, Kitchener-Waterloo & Area
  • Siham Elkassem, London & Area
  • Tiffany Danieluk, Niagara & Area
  • Megan Swift, Renfrew County & Area
  • Jodi Webber, Sault Ste. Marie & Area
  • Dillon Dodson, Toronto & Area
  • Shaun Ouellette, Windsor & Area
  • Ian Wine, York Region & Area

Community Contribution Award

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

  • Christine Cunningham, Durham Region & Area
  • Heather Small, Guelph & Area
  • Lisa Devlin, Kenora & Area
  • Nicole Yawney, London & Area
  • Alicia Pinelli, Niagara & Area
  • Sinthu Srikanthan, Peel Region & Area
  • Jamie Hawes, Renfrew County & Area
  • Charlotte Shipley, Toronto & Area
  • Cameron Cadarette, Windsor & Area
  • Doris Wexler, York Region & Area

Congratulations to these outstanding leaders across the province, and thank you to all who submitted nominations for OASW’s 2023 Local Awards!

About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, bilingual, non-profit association representing 8,500+ 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.