OASW in the Media: See the Latest Coverage 

On April 11, OASW issued a press release calling for increased workplace benefits. The proactive media push was designed to coincide with a return to the office of thousands of workers this spring and summer. OASW used this opportunity to highlight the urgent need for increased mental health supports, positioning Registered Social Workers as the largest group of mental health providers in the province and a key part of the solution. OASW's active promotion of the release resulted in the following media coverage:

Boost mental health care benefits as employees return to the office, Ontario's social workers say | CTV News
OASW highlighted the need for increased mental health benefits as some workers head back to their physical workplaces after up to two whole years away.

Ottawa at Work with Leslie Roberts | CFRA 580 News Talk Radio
OASW's CEO Dr. Deepy Sur spoke with Leslie Roberts about the 'echo pandemic' of mental health concerns and the need for employers to increase coverage for employee mental health.

Dr. Deepy Sur with John Moore | Newstalk 1010
Newstalk 1010's John Moore interviewed OASW CEO Dr. Deepy Sur about the mental health burdens of Ontario's workers amidst rapidly transforming workplaces.

Ontario social workers calling on employers to double mental-health benefits | Benefits Canada
OASW highlighted our own polling data on employee mental health, pointing to our recently-released Leger data on the shortfalls in workplace benefits coverage and barriers to care.

Do employers need to 'step up' with mental health benefits? | Canadian HR Reporter
OASW called on Canadian employers to provide at least $1,500 for employees’ mental health benefits to access continued, predictable supports.

About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, bilingual, non-profit association representing 8,000+ 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.