Southwestern Branch

Southwestern Branch includes Windsor, Chatham and the surrounding areas.

Board Members:

Matthew Dunlop, 
Michelle Ao, Vice-President
Deborah Cady, Treasurer
Morena Gjecovik, Secretary

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Current Branch Activities

OASW - Southwestern Branch AGM and Networking Night (Dinner included)
Please join us on Thursday, March 8 for the OASW Southwestern Branch's Annual General Meeting and Networking Event. Come out and celebrate the social work profession during this exciting Social Work Week event. PLEASE NOTE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL WORK TO ATTEND. Many professions can benefit from the relationships in or between the professions. GUEST SPEAKER (TBA). DINNER INCLUDED (and it's gonna be GOOOOOD!)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society, 1671 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, ON N8Y 1A1
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(If you do not have a credit card, please email and provide a telephone number and email & someone will be in touch to make alternate arrangements.)

General Admission - $25

OASW Member - $20
Student - $15

Find out the most up to date information on our Facebook event page.

We hope you can join us, and please feel free to bring along family, friends, and colleagues! 

Thank you,

OASW - Southwestern Branch

Previous Branch Activities

Annual General Meeting: March 9, 2017

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 the 
OASW Southwestern Branch's held it's Annual General Meeting and Networking Event.  
Shelley Gilbert, Director of Social Work Services at Legal Assistance of Windsor, delivered a keynote presentation on the groundbreaking work she has been doing in the area of human trafficking through WEFiGHT.

Annual General Meeting: March 10, 2016
The OASW Southwestern Branch Board of Directors invited members to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) during Social Work Week.It was an evening of dinner, awards, and celebration with local community social workers and students. 

Interactive Social Work Networking Event & Dinner
On November 19, 2015, Keynote speaker, Dr. Keith Adamson, spoke on the Future of Social Work in Ontario. It was an interactive evening of networking with local community social workers and students. 

Faculty Research Presentation
Phi Alpha Honour Society for Social Work Students delivered their Faculty Research Presentation on October 22, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario. This was a wonderful opportunity to network with other social work professionals. Some presenters included: Dr. Connie Kvarfordt, Dr. Debra Hernandez Jozefowicz and Dr. Kimberly Calderwood. 

OASW Freida McAvoy Memorial Scholarship
Southwestern Branch supports and encourages social work education through its OASW Freida McAvoy Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate Social Work Student who is in year 3 or 4 at the University of Windsor, has a minimum cumulative average of 83%, and has financial need. 

Social Justice Workshop
On October 2, 2015, students, faculty and community members joined together at the "Charity is Good, Justice is Better" Workshop and explored how the community can strengthen local efforts to fight poverty. 

Contact Information:

Matthew Dunlop (President)
Michelle Ao (Vice-President)
Deborah Cady (Treasurer)
Morena Gjecovik (Secretary)

Branch Publications:
2018 Annual Report
(Adobe PDF File)