Throughout October 2021, attend engaging virtual seminars daily starting at 12:00pm EST led by exceptional practitioners, leaders and researchers on a variety of relevant topics to enhance their social work practice. 

Watch the Digital Poster Presentations FREE via the OASW Learning Center.


Monday, October 4 | Opening Panel12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET
The New Public Square: Social Work Frontiers Within the Corporate World & Social Work in the Quantum Field: Social Work Practice Meets Quantum Physics
Raechel Pefanis, MDiv, MSW, RSW & Organizational Coach (ICF-PCC); Barbara Waterfall, BA, MSW, PhD, RSW

Tuesday, October 5 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Enhancing Care for Paediatric Patients in Ontario's Emergency Departments
Beverly Guttman, BSW, MSW, RSW

Wednesday, October 6 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Strengthening Competence in MSW Students in Mental Health and Addictions: A Community-University Partnership
Toula Kourgiantakis, PhD, RSW, CCFT, Eunjung Lee, PhD, RSW, Keith Adamson, PhD, Dale Kuehl, MSW, RSW & Megan McCormick, MSW, RSW

Thursday, October 7 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
'[email protected]': Supporting Family Carers of people living with dementia through integrating on-line and in-person interventions and services
Adriana Shnall, MSW, RSW, PhD & Yuliya Goloida MSW, RSW

Friday, October 8 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
AI: Algorithmic Decision Making and Machine Learning in Social Services
Melanie Sage, PhD & 
Rose C. B. Singh, MSW, RSW, PhD student


Register weekly or for the full series!

Week 1
(October 4 to 8)
Expanding the Influence of Social Work

Week 2 (October 12 to15)
Digital Transformation

Week 3 (October 18 to 22)
The Impact of Art, Animals & Nature

Week 4 (October 25 to 29)
Music, Movement & the Power of Storytelling

OASW Member Pricing:
Weekly: $25
Full Series: $65

Non-Member Pricing:
Weekly: $45
Full Series: $125


Monday, October 11 | Thanksgiving Monday

Tuesday, October 12 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Strengthening Social Work Education and Mentorship through Virtual Communities of Practice
Anne Kirvan, MSW, RSW, Dr. Javed Alloo, MD, CCFP, MPLc, Christina Yager, MSW, RSW, & Nadia Mia, MSW, RSW

Wednesday, October 13 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
TECC: Using technology to provide a “one-stop shop” of holistic care at your fingertips!
Iqra Ashfaq, MSc & Lenka Vojtila, MEd, RP

Thursday, October 14 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Innovative Approaches to Peer Networking for Social Workers in Private Practice
Jane Gagnon, MSW, RSW & Tammie Ross, MSW, RSW

Friday, October 15 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Positively Speaking – Using the Podcast Platform as a Tool for Client Engagement
Liz Creal, MSW, RSW 


Monday, October 18 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Learning with the Land - Gwekwaadziwin Miikan
Sam Gilchrist, MSW, RSW

Tuesday, October 19 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Jammin For Wellness: Music Performance in a Hospice Setting
Michael Bennett, MSW, RSW

Wednesday, October 20 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Forest Therapy: Coming Home to (Our) Nature for Health & Well-Being
Brian Beech, MSW, PhD, RSW

Thursday, October 21 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Veterinary Social Work: Honouring the Human-Animal Bond
Angie Arora, MSW, RSW & Sarah Bernardi, MSW, RSW

Friday, October 22 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Exploring the Benefits of an Arts-Based Mindfulness Program: Fostering Resilience in Marginalized Youth
Diana Coholic, RSW, MSW, PhD


Monday, October 25 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Artful Movement: An Alternative Approach to Supporting Children with Anxiety
Alana Kaplan, MSW, RSW, Petrea Hansen-Adamidis DTATI, RCAT, RP & Gwyneth Hodgins MSW, RSW

Tuesday, October 26 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Understanding the Brain Science Challenges in Manualized Group Treatment While Integrating A Model of Drumming and Mindfulness Group Practice
Jacquie Soulliere, MSW, RSW, CCAC, Mark Ragg, PhD, LMSW & Michael Turner, LLMSW

Wednesday, October 27 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Grief Stories: A Digital Community Offering Grief Education and Peer Support
Maureen Pollard, BSW, MSW, RSW & Rob Quartly, Filmmaker, Founder of Grief Stories

Thursday, October 28 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Ottawa Hospital Social Work Wellness Program: Recognizing Staff Needs in the Context of COVID-19
Lauren Clarke, MSW, RSW & Josee Charlebois, MSW, RSW

Friday, October 29 | Closing Keynote | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET
Beyond Social Work Burnout: Charting a Path Forward During Turbulent Times
Komal Bhasin MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci, RSW