Collective Advocacy

  • OASW membership ensures a voice for social workers at the local and provincial levels
  • Participate in collective advocacy that positively impacts professional practice, clients and society, and ensures that decision-makers recognize the contributions of social workers

Information & Resources

  • Stay current and save time with critical information
  • Access resources, videos and downloadable publications
  • Find posters and materials to celebrate Social Work Week and increase the profile and value of your work with your colleagues and your clients
  • Keep up to date easily with important details about the profession with the monthly OASW eBulletin

Job Search & Career Support

Private Practice Support

  • Access valuable and timely resources and supports that specifically address the needs of social workers in private practice
  • Heighten your visibility with a professional listing on the online directory FindASocialWorker.ca sponsored by PROLINK
  • Obtain comprehensive professional liability insurance, which includes free legal advice line on any legal matter
  • Significant discounted member rate on VirtualCare, a secure platform that allows healthcare providers to host virtual visits with clients over secure video, audio, or chat
  • Protect you, your clients, and your business and save thousands of dollars in legal fees through the new OASW Legal Documents Portal, an add-on available to OASW PROLINK customers for only $95+PST annually

Website & Marketing Support

  • Thinking about designing a new website or revamping the one you have? Meet Fluency, a web design and digital marketing support agency with exclusive discounts for OASW members


OASW Members can find details on how to access all these benefits and more by logging into the Members Portal on website. 

Professional Development

In addition to free and low-cost professional development opportunities through the OASW Learning Centre, OASW members have additional access to  discounts on professional development opportunities through:
  • The University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute
  • Global Alliance
  • Continuing Ed Courses.Net
  • Unified CBT
  • Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Indigegogy

Cost-Saving Benefits 

CASW Benefits

OASW members can now access all Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) benefits including: 

  • Access to the Social Work Reference Center
  • SocINDEX (full-text access)
  • Discount on personal Protective Equipment through Raw Office
  • 50% discount for Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care
  • Continuing Education/Webinars
  • Canadian Social Work Journal
  • Canadian Social Work Review Journal, and more.

Social Work Community & Networking