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

  • 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
  • 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 $30 plus applicable taxes 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

Social Work Community & Networking

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.


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