OASW’s Board of Directors sets the Association’s policies and strategic directions, ensures that the organization stays on course to fulfil its mission, and advises the organization on issues affecting the social work profession and the public at the provincial level. Additionally, Board members have opportunities to serve on advisory committees and working groups.

Composed of 14 OASW members: 5 Executive Officers, 7 Regional Directors, 1 Francophone Director and 1 Student Director, the Board has staggered terms of office so that not all positions are up for election at the same time. The President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer-Secretary and Past President comprise the Executive Committee. In-person Board meetings take place three times annually (Winter, Spring, and Fall). Board members are expected to attend all meetings. 

Upcoming Positions

October 2019

Student Director - Nomination Form
(Microsoft Word Document)

March 2020

A call for Nominations for the 2020 elections will go out to OASW members in January 2020.



All OASW members are entitled to nominate persons to run for these positions. Nominees can self-nominate.
OASW encourages nominations of all qualified individuals including First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of racially and ethnically diverse communities.

  • A commitment to the vision, purpose, mandate, and goals of OASW.
  • A keen interest and involvement in the issues impacting the profession of Social Work and the client groups it serves.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • A strong ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • The ability to think and act strategically.
  • Exceptional communication skills.