As the voice of social work in Ontario, OASW is here to support, advocate for and connect you through every stage of your education and career. From finding community and building your network, to accessing leadership opportunities and career support, a student membership with OASW comes with some great perks:
OASW members can access free and low-cost professional development opportunities on core and emerging topics in the field, from CBT, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Suicide-Risk Assessment, to Anti-Black Racism, Human Trafficking, Virtual Care and more.
Communities and Networking
Build your network and find your community by participating in our Virtual Networking Groups for social workers across different fields of practices, and our Local Engagement Networks
, where you can access and engage with a community of peers in your local area.
Shape Our Collective Voice
OASW engages regularly with student members to help inform and drive our engagement and advocacy with government and other stakeholders on issues that matter to our profession.
Benefits and Discounts
Members can access career-focused training and resources, as well as exclusive discounts on professional liability insurance, training from reputable sources, travel, phone plans, fitness memberships, electronics, shopping, and much more.
Cost-Conscious Membership Plans
Students completing a BSW, MSW or PhD in Social Work can join at a low-cost of $99 per year. Once you graduate, you’ll benefit from continued reduced membership fees for your first two years after graduation. View membership categories and fees