OASW’s Response to the 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations

This year, OASW made both an oral and written submission in response to the Honourable Minister Charles Sousa’s invitation to participate in a discussion on the 2018 Ontario Budget.  When planning for the 2018 Budget, we recommended that government: 

• Increase social assistance rates and transform system delivery. 
• Accelerate the closure of the gap in pay between social workers in acute health care settings and those in primary health care.
• Create a province-wide system of publicly funded psychotherapy, utilizing social workers as accessible and highly skilled mental health professionals.

For more details, please see PDF attached.
About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, provincial, non-profit association representing approximately 5,200 social workers. All practicing members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor's, master's or doctoral level. OASW works actively to speak on behalf of social workers and advocate for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.