The privacy of your personal information is important to us. We
safeguard and protect it in the following manner:
A key or padlock icon in the lower corner of the browser window
identifies the security mode of a browser. When the browser is
running in "normal" mode, the key looks broken or the padlock looks
open. Once a connection has been established between you and our
site, the key becomes whole, or the padlock becomes closed,
indicating that the browser is now in "secure" mode.
In addition, your credit card information is never sent via
e-mail over the open Internet and your credit card information is
not stored after your transaction has been cleared.
OASW mailing lists are occasionally provided to carefully
screened companies who advertise services with relevance to social
workers (e.g., conference information, resources). Please note that
email addresses are never provided. Names are removed upon request
- please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If members of the public or OASW members call to obtain contact
information about our members, we handle these requests in the
- when information is requested about a member, we contact the
member on the caller's behalf; the member can then contact the
caller at their discretion
- information related to your home address, date of birth,
financial information, and e-mail addresses are never released
- we shred confidential information.
Social Work Referrals
OASW is frequently contacted by members of the public (including
managers of Employee Assistance Programs) to obtain referrals for
social workers in private practice. Referrals are provided either
by directing the caller to www.findasocialworker.ca or a staff person
performs a search of private practitioners from our membership
database. Information provided consists of name, gender, city,
specialty, degree, language spoken and phone
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rita
Mascherin, Manager, Administration & Services, by e-mail: email@example.com, phone: 416-923-4848
ext. 224, fax: 416-923-5279 or by mail: Ontario Association of
Social Workers, 410 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6.