Why Join?

Here are a few reasons to Join OASW!

Information & Resources 
•Stay current & save time with critical information
•Access Resources, Videos and Downloadable Publications;
•Find posters to celebrate Social Work Week and increase the profile and value of your work with your colleagues and your clients
•Read the journal Social Work Now with articles and advertisements geared to social workers
•Keep up to date easily with important details about the profession with the monthly OASW E-Bulletin 

Networking
•Network and engage with colleagues at the local & provincial levels in person & online;   
•Get together & meet fellow members at events & meetings in your branch
•Polish your leadership skills & help shape the future of the profession
•Join one or more member-exclusive Virtual Networking Groups to share information, resources & provide peer support (currently 9 groups to choose from)

Savings
•Save up to 40% on very relevant Professional Development activities & resources  
•Save $400 or more on highly desirable products & services, including comprehensive professional liability insurance which includes legal advice, group home, auto, condo & recreational assets insurance and medical/dental insurance.

Benefits
Group Home, Condo, Auto and Recreational Assets Insurance
•Comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance   
Medical/Dental Insurance
•Discounts on services such as GoodLife Fitness Clubs
•Eligibility for various sponsored educational grants & awards exclusively for OASW members

Job Search
•Find job postings on the members-only career site SocialWorkJobs.ca
•Receive constructive feedback on your résumé, cover letter & interview skills from an experienced social worker (Job Search Initiative)

Private Practice
•Access valuable & timely resources & supports that specifically address the needs of social workers in private practice 
•Heighten your visibility with a professional listing on the online directory FindASocialWorker.ca sponsored by PROLINK
•Obtain comprehensive professional liability insurance, which includes a free legal advice line on any legal matter
•Webinars: Your Small Business, Getting off to a Good Start & Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice

Collective Advocacy
•OASW membership ensures a voice for social workers at the local & provincial levels
Marketing the Profession
•Make your voice heard  
•Participate in advocacy that positively impacts professional practice
•Ensure that decision-makers recognize the contribution of social workers
•Join in collective advocacy to benefit society & social work clients