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We are the voice of the social work profession in Ontario, constantly striving to expand awareness of the value of social workers while advocating on behalf of the profession and the clients we serve.

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 OASW Honours Four Outstanding Social Workers at our 2022 Annual General Meeting
   OASW is honoured to have recognized Glenn French, Patricia Berendsen, Tina Gandhi and the late Marion Bogo at our Annual General Meeting.
 OASW in the Media: See the Latest Coverage
   On May 1, ahead of Mental Health Week, OASW issued a press release calling on employers to increase their focus on mental health as employees return to work, and to start authentic conversations to promote a culture of workplace wellness.
 Ontario Social Workers to Boost Mental Health Services for Marginalized People
   Ontario social workers will be offered expanded training to support the mental health of people hardest-hit by COVID-19, after OASW received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
 Honoring Mental Health Week and the Value of Empathy
   The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week, from May 2 to 6, is empathy, which is both timely and incredibly relevant for our profession. The value of empathy in our work, communities and society matters now more than ever.