OASW Member Rights

Who to Contact at the Association

Chief Executive Officer: Joan MacKenzie Davies
Responsible for the overall management of the Association. Provides leadership in strategic planning, professional advocacy, program development, etc.
(416) 923-4848

Manager, Advocacy, Research and Education: Vanessa Rankin
Responsible for initiatives that advance the goals of the Association related to advocacy, research and education.
(416) 923-4848 Ext 231

Communications and Public Relations Manager: Jasmine Ferreira (Part-Time)
Responsible for social media and communications initiatives that raise the profile and advance the interests of the Association and the profession.
(416) 923-4848 Ext 234

Manager, Administration & Services: Rita Mascherin
Oversees all administrative and support services and delivery of membership services. 
(416) 923-4848 Ext 224

Membership Administrator: Christine Stibor
Maintains and updates membership records and financial data. Membership Questions (Application, Renewal, Receipts, General Membership Inquiries, Etc).
(416) 923-4848 Ext 225

Member Relations & Services Administrator: Anna Loi 
Co-ordinates the Membership Services such as the Job Search Initiative, Virtual Networking Groups, GoodLife Memberships, Find A Social Worker and issues related to membership.
(416) 923-4848 Ext 230

SWSSWPDF Program Administrator: Mirjana Nevajdic
Responsible for the overall administration of the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund.
Question Related to the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development fund.

(416) 923-4848 Ext 226

Communications Co-ordinator: Pina Simonetta
Provides co-ordination and administrative support for OASW communications, including Social Work Now.

(416) 923-4848 Ext 221

Accountant: Amrit Khaper (Part-Time)

Responsible for the Association's financial records.

Data Entry Clerk, Accounts Processor & Shop OASW: Kelly Zhao (Part-Time)
Responsible for data entry of members information and processing of payments for membership dues. 
Handles all SHOP OASW payments and orders.

Data Clerk: Bessie Damas 

Clerk: Christine Walsh 

File Clerk: Rosanne Wong

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Hours of Operation: 

Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

410 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y2G6
Telephone: (416) 923 - 4848
Fax: (416) 923 - 5279

Media Contact

Joan MacKenzie Davies

Joan MacKenzie Davies, MSW, Res.Dip.S.W., RSW,
 is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the Maritime School of Social Work and received a diploma in social work research from the University of Toronto.

Ms. MacKenzie Davies has a breadth of professional experience in clinical social work, management, teaching and consulting. For a number of years, she worked as a clinician, and later as a senior manager in clinical services. Prior to assuming her current position, she conducted a non-clinical practice in the area of program planning and development and in-service training.

As OASW Chief Executive Officer since 1992, Ms. MacKenzie Davies has led the Association through a pivotal period. Her commitment to the advancement of the interests of the social work profession, as well as her ability to identify issues and to shape and target resources, have enabled OASW under her leadership to respond effectively with pro-active social and professional advocacy initiatives and valuable membership services. 

Alternatively you can contact: Rita Mascherin, Manager, Administration & Services.