Eastern Branch

Eastern Branch includes Ottawa, Cornwall, and the Eastern Ontario region.

Upcoming Branch Events

Upcoming Activities of Interest to Branch Members

Eastern Branch 83rd Anniversary
Meet & Greet, Spring Gala & Annual General Meeting

“Child Protection Challenges” - Ron Ensom, MSW, RSW

Presentation of the 2019 OASW-EB Bessie Touzel Award

May 2, 2019

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

5:00 PM - Meet & Greet.  (Bring your business cards)
5:30 PM - Presentation of Joan Gullen Awards for Media Excellence
6:00 PM - Spring Gala portion begins
8:15 PM - Annual General Meeting portion begins

St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave. Ottawa, ON

RSVP here. **Deadline April 26, 2019 (***Cheques will also be accepted by mail)

*Cost of the dinner: $35.00 for members, $25.00 for students/first year graduates/retirees, and $50.00 for non-members

**Cancellations after April 26, 2019 will have a 100% cancellation fee.
***Cheques will also be accepted by mail at OASW - Eastern Branch, 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, K1K 1G8 again by April 26, 2019.  
****Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Please note donations will be accepted for the University bursaries/scholarships at the Gala/AGM.

1. If you are reserving for a group, please include the required number.
2. If you are a vegetarian, please let us know. 
3. Cash bar on premises.
4. No scent makes good sense!

Questions About Psychotherapy Practice & 2018 Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 (Networking from 8:30 to 9:00)
Location: Serenity Renewal for Families,
2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Room 202, 
Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4K3
(one block south of Walkley)

RSVP required: Please email Sue Lefebvre - solutionfocussed@live .ca
Members - No Charge                             
Non-members – $25.00

Free Parking

Although we ask that you maintain a scent-free environment, the NCR-EAPA cannot guarantee it.

Questions about Psychotherapy Practice
Christina Van Sickle, the Director of Professional Practice at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers, will join us to speak on a variety important and timely topics related to therapists in private practice. Christina will clarify the meaning and intent of the recently proclaimed Controlled Act of Psychotherapy which came into force on December 30, 2017. This important development affects members who practice psychotherapy or those who wish to use the title “psychotherapist”. Come and learn exactly what that means for you! 

She will also address questions such as how to protect client confidentiality during travel. Did you know you can become an RSW even though you may not have a social work degree? She will also explain the College’s requirements with respect to its Continuing Competence Program. Bring your questions for this exciting session! 

Annual General Meeting
This short 30 minute meeting brings you up-to-date on our activities over the course of the year. You get briefed about our Finances, Membership and Program Report. 

Please consider joining our vibrant executive team as we are currently seeking a new Treasurer for the 2018/19 year. 

Christina Van Sickle is the Director of Professional Practice at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services. In this role Christina aids in developing resources to support members in their competent and ethical practice, reaches out to stakeholders to promote how College membership contributes to a culture of excellence in the workplace, and supports the College’s mandate of protecting the public. She received her bachelors from Kings College at Western University and her masters from York University. Christina has worked in both Canada and England in the fields of professional practice and management, geriatrics, community mental health, and addiction services. 

Coffee & a Walk

Join some fellow social workers for a coffee followed by a walk, weather permitting! 

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
RSVP: Send an email to leandracarino@gmail.com any time leading up to event to let us know you’re coming.

Meet @ 9:00 AM at the Starbucks on Preston Street (Preston Square). 

HOPE Volleyball

July 14th- Outreach and Networking Committee is gauging interest in entering a HOPE Volleyball team. This is an annual fundraiser that raises money for a variety of causes in Ottawa.

Date: July 14, 2018
Time: All Day Event! 

Please send an email to: leandracarino@gmail.com if you are interested in receiving emails specific to this event. 

OASW-EB will be putting a team together for this awesome event.

You can find more details about HOPE Volleyball here.

Suggestions & Recommendations for Events?
Email: oasw.east@gmail.com or connect through Facebook.

Eastern Branch 82nd Spring Gala & AGM