OASW Conference, November 11-12, 2016, Toronto, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators

OASW Conference, November 11-12, 2016, Toronto, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators

OASW Conference, November 11-12, 2016, Toronto, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators

OASW Conference, November 11-12, 2016, Toronto, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators

OASW Conference, November 11-12, 2016, Toronto, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators

Students


Dear Social Work Student:

Is there a voice for social workers in Ontario?   

Yes, the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) advocates on behalf of the interests and concerns of social workers in the province. OASW is a bilingual, professional membership association, made up of practicing social workers and students. It is the voice for social workers in Ontario. Visit OASW's website - www.oasw.org - and learn more about the role of the Association.

We hope that you will have a productive academic year. As the term begins, we wanted to highlight a few exciting OASW membership resources: 

  • The OASW publication, Tips and Advice on Conducting a Social Work Job Search, with topics including: today's social work job market; how jobs can be located; what employers want; a self-assessment; job search on the Internet, networking; a job search tool kit; the job interview; and much more. 
  • OASW's Job Search Initiative, the goal of which is to provide OASW members with short-term access to Experienced Social Workers who can demystify the job search process and provide advice and perspective on job search strategies. 
  • OASW's online job search site, SocialWorkJobs.ca, which is affiliated with Workopolis to provide a comprehensive job-networking tool. The user-friendly website enables Association members to not only search for social work positions but also make job applications online and post CVs. 
  • A video on the differences between OASW and OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers) by Gillian McCloskey, Associate Executive Director. There are two other short videos in this section: Executive Director Joan MacKenzie Davies provides an overview of OASW including its mandate and why students join; and Shira Moalem, former OASW Student Director (2011-2013), talking about what students say about the value of membership within the Association. 

Please click on the screens below to launch the videos:

 JMDStudent Vid
What is OASW?
What is the Association's mandate?
Why should students join OASW?

 GMStudent Vid
  How is OASW's role separate
  and distinct from OCSWSSW?

 

Shira Student Vid 
What do students have to say
about the value of OASW
membership?

 OASWStudent Benefits Vid
OASW - What's in it for Students?

  

There are many benefits of becoming a member of OASW: 

  • Access up-to-date information about social work practice.
  • Make your voice heard by joining in collective advocacy on important social policy and social justice issues through the Student Director elected to the OASW Board.
  • Participate in your local OASW Branch Board and Committees.
  • Receive discounts on conferences, webinars, fitness memberships, insurance, etc.
  • Find out about job opportunities and receive advice from experienced social workers' on job search strategies.
  • Network and engage with colleagues at the local and provincial levels.
  • Opportunity to win an educational grant exclusively for OASW members to pursue continuing education opportunities.
  • Win a one-year FREE membership by applying for the OASW Annual Student Membership Award (ASMA). Click Annual Student Membership Award for more info.
  • And so much more.  

Student membership costs $99 per year. Click Membership Application to join, and benefit from reduced membership fees for the first two years following graduation.

We encourage you to visit the rest of OASW's website and learn more about the role of the Association as the voice for social workers in Ontario. Becoming a member of OASW strengthens the social work profession and gives social workers and clients a stronger voice.

Ensure that social work has a strong, unified presence. Support social work in Ontario. Join OASW. It's your voice!

Please also visit: 

Student Membership Services Flyer
Student Reasons to Join
Benefits of Membership for more information about your professional association.
Video: Ontario Association of Social Workers - What's in it For Students?

If you have any questions, please contact us (and follow us on social media)!

Have a great year!
 
Daniel Pugh
OASW Student Director
daniel.pugh@mail.utoronto.ca
 

Joan MacKenzie Davies, MSW, Res.Dip.S.W., RSW
Executive Director
www.oasw.org info@oasw.org
www.socialworkjobs.ca www.findasocialworker.ca
 

To find out more about OASW, click:

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If you need help:

Click on www.FindASocialWorker.ca to find a social worker in private practice.

To access a list of community information and referral services across Ontario, visit www.211ontario.ca.

In the Toronto area, dial "211" or visit www.211toronto.ca.