Southwestern Branch

Southwestern Branch includes Windsor, Chatham and the surrounding areas. 


Upcoming Events


OASW Southwestern Branch - Awards Ceremony

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 
Location: TBD

Description: Coming together to celebrate the wonderful and impactful members and social workers in the Windsor-Essex community is an important aspect of recognizing the care, passion, and dedication of our profession. We are pleased to put on this event to recognize three individuals who have been nominated through the OASW Southwestern Branch membership as well as the OASW Provincial Board.

In celebration and honour of:

  • Michael Bennett, recipient of the OASW Inspirational Leadership Award
  • Candice Hanna, recipient of the Distinguished Social Work Service Award
  • Bonnie Pacuta, recipient of the  Community Contribution Award


If you have questions email: oasw.southwesternbranch@gmail.com
Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1282506648581388/ 


COME, BRING COLLEAGUES, & CELEBRATE!

Past 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 to Board Members:

Matthew Dunlop - President 
Michelle Ao - Vice-President
Deborah Cady - Treasurer
Morena Gjecovik - Secretary
Sandra Pelka - Member
Rachel Sablone - Member
Megan Quenneville - Member

General Contact:

oasw.southwesternbranch@gmail.com

Social Media:

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Branch Publications:

2018 Annual Report
(Adobe PDF File)