Recent News

 Annual General Meeting 2016 – Such a Success!
(12/10/2018)
 
   Guest Speaker: Linda Jackson Special Award Presented to Dr. Dan Andreae 100+ OASW members and guests attended this years Annual General Meeting.
 OASW Responds to Newly Announced Social Assistance Plan
(11/22/2018)
 
   While further increases in social assistance rates remain an essential part of helping break the cycle of poverty, OASW supports several new initiatives announced today by Minister MacLeod.
 OASW Responds to Newly Announced Social Assistance Plan
(11/22/2018)
 
   While further increases in social assistance rates remain an essential part of helping break the cycle of poverty, OASW supports several new initiatives announced today by Minister MacLeod.
 OASW Signs on to #SaveSexEd
(8/9/2018)
 
   OASW has signed a petition by medical professionals & agencies to stop the repeal of the Ontario Human Development and Sexual Health curriculum.
 OASW Signs on to #SaveSexEd
(8/9/2018)
 
   OASW has signed a petition by medical professionals & agencies to stop the repeal of the Ontario Human Development and Sexual Health curriculum.
 OASW Statement & Action on Ending Immigration Detention Practices
(6/28/2018)
 
   OASW has issued a formal statement as well as signed an open letter from healthcare providers in Canada urging the Canadian government to end immigration detention practices and suspend the Third Country Agreement.
 OASW Statement & Action on Ending Immigration Detention Practices
(6/28/2018)
 
   OASW has issued a formal statement as well as signed an open letter from healthcare providers in Canada urging the Canadian government to end immigration detention practices and suspend the Third Country Agreement.
 Your letters: Social workers are vital to health care changes
(6/8/2018)
 
   How Ontario’s next government could relieve overcrowded hospitals, June 3.
 Your letters: Social workers are vital to health care changes
(6/8/2018)
 
   How Ontario’s next government could relieve overcrowded hospitals, June 3.
 Our Votes & Voices Matter! - OASW 2018 Provincial Election Toolkit
(4/17/2018)
 
   The provincial election is scheduled to take place on June 7, 2018 & policy decisions made by the next Provincial Parliament will have a direct impact on the social and financial health of Ontarians.
 Our Votes & Voices Matter! - OASW 2018 Provincial Election Toolkit
(4/17/2018)
 
   The provincial election is scheduled to take place on June 7, 2018 & policy decisions made by the next Provincial Parliament will have a direct impact on the social and financial health of Ontarians.
 OASW’s Response to the 2018 Ontario Budget
(3/28/2018)
 
   OASW applauds the Government of Ontario for prioritizing mental health and addictions services in the Budget for 2018, including the expansion of access to publicly funded structured psychotherapy, a key recommendation of OASW.
 OASW’s Response to the 2018 Ontario Budget
(3/28/2018)
 
   OASW applauds the Government of Ontario for prioritizing mental health and addictions services in the Budget for 2018, including the expansion of access to publicly funded structured psychotherapy, a key recommendation of OASW.
 OASW Online Certificate Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults
(3/9/2018)
 
   Registration Closed on January 7, 2018 Join the waitlist for the next course.
 OASW Online Certificate Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults
(3/9/2018)
 
   Registration Closed on January 7, 2018 Join the waitlist for the next course.
 Potential New Virtual Group for Members in Health Care Settings
(2/22/2018)
 
   New Virtual Group for Social Workers in Front-line Health Care, email membership2@oasw.org to join.
 OASW Comments on the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
(2/22/2018)
 
   Ontario has passed the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
 Children's Mental Health Ontario Launch Campaign
(2/22/2018)
 
   Kids Mental Health Can't Wait
 What You Need To Know About Blizzard Driving
(2/22/2018)
 
   Although beautiful, Canadian winters can be a real pain if you have to hit the road in snowy, blizzard-like conditions. Here are some practical precautions to take before, during, and after each winter drive this season.
 OASW Comments on the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
(2/22/2018)
 
   Ontario has passed the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
 Potential New Virtual Group for Members in Health Care Settings
(2/22/2018)
 
   New Virtual Group for Social Workers in Front-line Health Care, email membership2@oasw.org to join.
 Children's Mental Health Ontario Launch Campaign
(2/22/2018)
 
   Kids Mental Health Can't Wait
 What You Need To Know About Blizzard Driving
(2/22/2018)
 
   Although beautiful, Canadian winters can be a real pain if you have to hit the road in snowy, blizzard-like conditions. Here are some practical precautions to take before, during, and after each winter drive this season.
 OASW’s Response to the 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations
(2/9/2018)
 
   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...
 A Moment to Celebrate - Proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy
(1/11/2018)
 
   This win comes with gravitas that will benefit the profession for years to come, formalizing our services and activities in a way that builds opportunities for the profession and benefits the public.
 A Moment to Celebrate - Proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy
(1/11/2018)
 
   This win comes with gravitas that will benefit the profession for years to come, formalizing our services and activities in a way that builds opportunities for the profession and benefits the public.
 Working at the Intersections of the Elder Abuse and Violence against Women Sectors Interdisciplinary
(12/6/2017)
 
   OASW participated in a day of learning and collaboration on November 21st, at the Working at the Intersections of the Elder Abuse and Violence against Women Sectors Interdisciplinary Forum.
 Working at the Intersections of the Elder Abuse and Violence against Women Sectors Interdisciplinary
(12/6/2017)
 
   OASW participated in a day of learning and collaboration on November 21st, at the Working at the Intersections of the Elder Abuse and Violence against Women Sectors Interdisciplinary Forum.
 Parenting Coordination Webinar Recording
(11/15/2017)
 
   Parenting Coordination co-hosted by Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO) free webinar recording now available.
 Home Insurance Protects You Inside AND Outside Your Home...
(11/15/2017)
 
   Liability Insurance Tags Along Wherever You Go...
 Home Insurance Protects You Inside AND Outside Your Home...
(11/15/2017)
 
   Liability Insurance Tags Along Wherever You Go...
 Wilfrid Laurier University: 30 in 30 Award
(10/19/2017)
 
   Congratulations to OASW President, Dr. Keith Adamson. A formal recognition ceremony took place on November 9, 2017 @ Wilfrid Laurier University.
 OASW Welcomes a New Student Director!
(10/19/2017)
 
   David Knezevic, an MSW student at King's University College (Western University, London), has been elected by acclamation to the position of OASW Student Director for a 2-year term.
 Wilfrid Laurier University: 30 in 30 Award
(10/19/2017)
 
   Congratulations to OASW President, Dr. Keith Adamson. A formal recognition ceremony took place on November 9, 2017 @ Wilfrid Laurier University.
 OASW Welcomes a New Student Director!
(10/19/2017)
 
   David Knezevic, an MSW student at King's University College (Western University, London), has been elected by acclamation to the position of OASW Student Director for a 2-year term.
 OASW Member Appreciation Event 2017
(9/19/2017)
 
   On Friday, November 3, 2017, OASW held its Members Appreciation Event. Lisa Taylor, President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, highlighted five key trends that are shaping the future of Social Work.
 NEW Partnership with Global Alliance
(9/19/2017)
 
   OASW & the Global Alliance for Behavioural Health and Social Justice share a commitment to developing and promoting policies and practices to strengthen opportunities for persons with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
 Non-profit Law 101 - Free Legal Resources
(9/19/2017)
 
   A brand new, free legal resource led by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO-EJCO), can help non-profit groups and individuals.
 Non-profit Law 101 - Free Legal Resources
(9/19/2017)
 
   A brand new, free legal resource led by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO-EJCO), can help non-profit groups and individuals.
 OASW Member Appreciation Event 2017
(9/19/2017)
 
   On Friday, November 3, 2017, OASW held its Members Appreciation Event. Lisa Taylor, President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, highlighted five key trends that are shaping the future of Social Work.
 New Member Benefit
(9/19/2017)
 
   One-Stop Shopping for all your Insurance & Health Benefit Needs
 New Member Benefit
(9/19/2017)
 
   One-Stop Shopping for all your Insurance & Health Benefit Needs
 NEW Partnership with Global Alliance
(9/19/2017)
 
   OASW & the Global Alliance for Behavioural Health and Social Justice share a commitment to developing and promoting policies and practices to strengthen opportunities for persons with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
 OASW Responds to Toronto Sun Article
(8/1/2017)
 
   We applaud your desire to shine a light on public interest stories including your recent article: "Social Workers failing Toronto's homeless", followed by the subsequent editorial on Toronto's response and offers to assist.
 OASW Responds to Toronto Sun Article
(8/1/2017)
 
   We applaud your desire to shine a light on public interest stories including your recent article: "Social Workers failing Toronto's homeless", followed by the subsequent editorial on Toronto's response and offers to assist.
 OASW Inspirational Leader Awards 2017
(3/9/2017)
 
   An annual feature of Social Work Week has been the identification of Inspirational Leaders that represent a positive role model to social workers and social work students and exemplify OASW's theme for Social Work Week March 6-12, 2017.
 Social Work Week: March 6-12, 2017
(3/6/2017)
 
   Theme: "Social Workers. Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact."
 Social Work Week: March 6-12, 2017
(3/6/2017)
 
   Theme: "Social Workers. Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact."
 Social Workers Applaud Tireless Champions of First Nations Children’s Human Rights
(11/23/2016)
 
   OASW announces the inaugural recipients of OASW’s Champion of Social Change & Human Rights Award - Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, lawyers Sarah Pentney & Daniel Poulin.
 Social Workers Applaud Tireless Champions of First Nations Children’s Human Rights
(11/23/2016)
 
   OASW announces the inaugural recipients of OASW’s Champion of Social Change & Human Rights Award - Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, lawyers Sarah Pentney & Daniel Poulin.
 OASW 2016 Social Work Conference: Such a Success!
(11/14/2016)
 
   We thank everyone who attended as presenters, exhibitors and/or participants on November 10-11, 2016.
 OASW 2016 Social Work Conference: Such a Success!
(11/14/2016)
 
   We thank everyone who attended as presenters, exhibitors and/or participants on November 10-11, 2016.
 Annual General Meeting 2016 – Such a Success!
(11/22/2018)
 
   Guest Speaker: Linda Jackson Special Award Presented to Dr. Dan Andreae 100+ OASW members and guests attended this years Annual General Meeting.
 OASW Inspirational Leader Awards
(3/7/2016)
 
   Each year, two inspirational leaders from the profession in Ontario are profiled during Social Work Week.
 OASW Inspirational Leader Awards
(3/7/2016)
 
   Each year, two inspirational leaders from the profession in Ontario are profiled during Social Work Week.
 OASW Membership Appreciation Event 2015: A Tremendous Success!
(12/18/2015)
 
   On Friday, November 6, 2015, OASW held its second Appreciation Event @ the Courtyard Marriott in Toronto. The guest speaker Dr. Nasreen Khatri, talked about "Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life"
 OASW Membership Appreciation Event 2015: A Tremendous Success!
(12/18/2015)
 
   On Friday, November 6, 2015, OASW held its second Appreciation Event @ the Courtyard Marriott in Toronto. The guest speaker Dr. Nasreen Khatri, talked about "Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life"
 Professional Development Fund for Social Workers
(6/25/2015)
 
   The Minister of Community & Social Services Helena Jaczek announced at our recent AGM: "A new $1 million has been established to provide training initiatives to registered social workers..."
 Professional Development Fund for Social Workers
(6/25/2015)
 
   The Minister of Community & Social Services Helena Jaczek announced at our recent AGM: "A new $1 million has been established to provide training initiatives to registered social workers..."
 OASW Virtual Groups May 2015 - Newly Launched
(5/29/2015)
 
   Virtual Networking Group: Social Workers in the Northern Region Moderator: Allyson Shpirko
 OASW Virtual Groups May 2015 - Newly Launched
(5/29/2015)
 
   Virtual Networking Group: Social Workers in the Northern Region Moderator: Allyson Shpirko
 OASW Special Bulletin Re: Proclamation of Psychotherapy Act, 2007
(4/9/2015)
 
   Earlier this afternoon, most of you will have received an "E-Bulletin" from the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) informing you that the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 was proclaimed in law on April 1, 2015.
 OASW Special Bulletin Re: Proclamation of Psychotherapy Act, 2007
(4/9/2015)
 
   Earlier this afternoon, most of you will have received an "E-Bulletin" from the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) informing you that the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 was proclaimed in law on April 1, 2015.
 Group Benefits - Coverage of Social Work Services
(3/10/2015)
 
   Employers benefit when the workforce is productive and healthy.
 Video of Opening Keynote from 2014 Conference Now Available
(3/10/2015)
 
   Dr. Cheryl Regehr's Opening Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference,"Exposure to Stress and Trauma in Social Work Practice: Contributors, Consequences, and Mitigation", is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
 Video of Opening Keynote from 2014 Conference Now Available
(3/10/2015)
 
   Dr. Cheryl Regehr's Opening Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference,"Exposure to Stress and Trauma in Social Work Practice: Contributors, Consequences, and Mitigation", is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
 Group Benefits - Coverage of Social Work Services
(3/10/2015)
 
   Employers benefit when the workforce is productive and healthy.
 2014 Conference Closing Keynote Video Now Available
(2/26/2015)
 
   "Helping Those Who Help Nurture and Maintain Resilience", Dr. Michael Ungar's Closing Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference, is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
 2014 Conference Closing Keynote Video Now Available
(2/26/2015)
 
   "Helping Those Who Help Nurture and Maintain Resilience", Dr. Michael Ungar's Closing Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference, is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
 Legal Issues Webcast Now Available, Exclusively to OASW Members
(2/18/2015)
 
   Did you miss Robert Solomon's Workshop "Protect Yourself: Current Legal Issues for Social Workers"?
 Legal Issues Webcast Now Available, Exclusively to OASW Members
(2/18/2015)
 
   Did you miss Robert Solomon's Workshop "Protect Yourself: Current Legal Issues for Social Workers"?
 2015 Social Work Week Theme: Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities
(1/5/2015)
 
   OASW's theme of the upcoming Social Work Week 2015, which is being celebrated during March 2-8, is: "Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities".
 2015 Social Work Week Theme: Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities
(1/5/2015)
 
   OASW's theme of the upcoming Social Work Week 2015, which is being celebrated during March 2-8, is: "Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities".