Western Branch includes London, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Sarnia and the Counties of Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin and Lambton.
Gary Davies, Acting President & Chair of the Nominating Committee
Dr. Anne Toth, Vice President & Sarnia Chapter Representative
Tammie Ross, President Elect & Treasurer
Alice Kirk, Secretary
Derek Conliffe, Assistant Treasurer
Jared Dalton, Chair of the Communications/Membership Committee
Len Kushnier, King’s University College School of Social Work Representative and Chair of the Social Events & Professional Development Committee
Kylene Dube, King’s University College School of Social Work Liaison & Chair of the Social Work Week Committee
Mary Starnaman, Director
Dr. Gahad Hamed, Director
Tosha Densky, Director
Patrick Fleming, Regional Representative (ex officio)
David Knezevic, BSW 4th Year Student Director
Martha McDougall, BSW 3rd Year Student Representative
Shelby Douglas, BSW 3rd Year BSW Student Representative
Nicole Schwendinger, MSW Student Advanced Standing Student Representative
Natalie Whitney, MSW Student Foundation Year Student Representative
Upcoming Branch Events
Celebrating Advocacy: The 35th anniversary of the founding of Ontario social work's first regulatory college
Refreshments & cash bar to follow.
Members of the Western Branch of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and graduates of social work programs at King’s University College are cordially invited to celebrate one of our Association's greatest advocacy efforts: the achievement of legislation to govern social work practice and the founding of our first college of social workers, an important milestone along the way to that achievement. The event will take place in the context of Homecoming at King's.
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:45 pm
Place: Vitali Student Lounge, King's University College,
266 Epworth Avenue, London (the very room in which the vote to launch the college took place in 1982)
Special Guest: Dr. Dan Andreae, Past President of OASW (1993-2000, 2006-8), Director of Project Legislation (1989-93) and a major driving force behind the lengthy campaign to achieve legislation.
A new commemorative plaque will be unveiled.
RSVP by October 13, 2017 to OASW.Western@gmail.com
Please join us for this historic event in OASW's history.
Committee Members Needed
Western Branch Nominating Committee: To meet OASW provincial policies, this standing committee of the Western Branch requires one or more branch members who are not board members. There is at least one vacancy at the moment. The committee will meet in the months leading up to next year's annual general meeting, likely to be held in May 2018. The committee plays a key role in ensuring that the branch has effective leadership. Any branch member interested should send an email to OASW.Western@gmail.com.
The board is always looking for members for its other committees, particularly:
Social Events/Professional Development
Social Work Week
Email OASW.Western@gmail.com to get started.
Committee work is a great way to get involved in furthering our profession.
We'd love to hear from you.