The Voice of Social Work in Ontario

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is a bilingual organization that provides a voice for social workers in Ontario. OASW has approximately 5200 members and 14 branches across the province.

OASW does so by:
  • speaking on behalf of the interests and concerns of social workers.
  • advocating for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.
  • articulating the value and contribution of the profession to the public,  employers, government and stakeholders.
  • supporting continuing competency through the provision of educational opportunities which include workshops, a biennial provincial conference and online courses.
  • publishing Social Work Now and numerous branch newsletters.
  • development of role statements and position papers related to professional practice.  
  • offering direct services tailored to the needs of its members.
Vision, Mission & Values