Board of Directors

OASW's Board of Directors sets the Association's policies and strategic directions, ensures that the organization stays on course to fulfill its mission and advises the organization on issues affecting the social work profession and the public at the provincial level. Regional Directors represent the perspective, interests and needs of members in their region at the provincial level.

OASW's Board of Directors is composed of 14 members: 
5 Executive Officers
9 Provincial Directors (7 Regional, 1 Francophone & 1 Student)

The Board of Directors meet face-to-face three times per year.
Executive Committee:

 Keith Adamson, Mississauga 

Vice-President, Branch Affairs: Cathy Farrell, Thunder Bay

Vice-President, Social & Professional Advocacy: 
Ellen Sue Mesbur, Toronto

Treasurer/Secretary: Rashaad Vahed, Mississauga
Provincial Directors:

Central Ontario Region 
(Toronto, Peel & York): 
Christie HayosToronto 

Eastern Region (Ottawa, Cornwall & Eastern Ontario): Bonnie SchroederOttawa

Hamilton/Niagara Region 
(Hamilton & Niagara): Christina HarringtonHamilton

Northern Region 
(Algoma, Nipissing, Northeastern, Northwestern & Sudbury): Allyson ShpirkoThunder Bay

Southeastern Region (Durham/Kawartha, Huronia Highlands & Kingston): Julie GowthorpeBelleville

Southwestern Region (Mid-Western, Southwestern & Western): 
Patrick FlemingLondon

Francophone Director: Martine Surprenant, Ottawa

Student Director: Daniel Pugh, Toronto

Learn how to get involved @ the Branch Level:
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Vision, Mission & Values
Difference between the OASW & OCSWSSW