Southwestern Branch

Southwestern Branch includes Windsor, Chatham and the surrounding areas.

Board Members:
Adam Vasey, President
Dusko Miljevic, Secretary
Deborah Cady, Director
Morena Gjecovik, Director
Sandra Pelka, Director
Matthew Dunlop, Director
Michelle Ao, Director
Alexa Wallace-Brouwer, Student Representative

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Current Branch Activities

OASW Southwestern Branch Panel & Networking Night
Who's ready to hear from some amazing speakers, eat some wonderful finger food, and network with other friendly social work and community members? 

You can also find out about the spectacular work that OASW is doing provincially to advocate for our important profession.


Doors at 5. Panel 5:30-6:30. Networking 6:30-7:30.

Registration Closed

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:

Adam Vasey (President) 
Candice Hanna (Past-President) 
Amy Alberton (Secretary) 
Tanya Andrews (Treasurer)
Deborah Cady (Director)
Matthew Dunlop (Student Rep)
Michelle Ao (Student Rep)
Alexa Wallace-Brouwer
Danielle Shaw (Director)  

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