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OASW Responds to Toronto Sun Article
News Reported on August 1, 2017
We applaud your desire to shine a light on public interest stories including your recent article: "Social Workers failing Toronto's homeless", –
since edited to read "Welfare Workers failing Toronto's homeless" –
followed by the subsequent editorial on Toronto's response and offers to assist.
At the same time, we believe, and trust you agree that editorial, including that which looks at issues with a critical lens, is that much more valuable to the reader when accurate.
OASW Inspirational Leader Awards 2017
News Reported on March 9, 2017
A regular feature of Social Work Week every year has been the identification, interviewing and profiling of Inspirational Leaders on the Association's website. The individuals selected represent a positive role model to social workers and social work students and exemplify OASW's theme for Social Work Week March 6-12, 2017.
The theme for Social Work Week 2017 is:
"Social Workers: Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact."
The recipients of the Inspirational Leaders Awards for 2017 are:
Dr. Peter Donahue
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Social Work Week: March 6-12, 2017
"Social Workers. Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact." Visit
to order your posters & bookmarks.
Social Workers Applaud Tireless Champions of First Nations Children’s Human Rights
News Reported on November 22, 2016
The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) announces the inaugural recipients of OASW’s Champion of Social Change and Human Rights Award - Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, and lawyers Sarah Pentney and Daniel Poulin from the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Educational Grants Available to OASW Members –
Courtesy of Robertson Hall Insurance
News Reported on July 6, 2016
OASW members are eligible to receive one of three 2016 Educational Grants of $500 each, courtesy of
Robertson Hall Insurance
, the provider of home and auto insurance to OASW members.
Deadline to apply:
Monday, August 29, 2016
Annual General Meeting 2016 – Such a Success!
News Reported on May 26, 2016
Special Award Presented to Dr. Dan Andreae
100+ OASW members and guests attended this years Annual General Meeting.
OASW Membership Appreciation Event 2015: A Tremendous Success!
News Reported on December 18, 2015
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015, @ 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard Marriott, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Nasreen Khatri,
"Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life"
OASW Virtual Groups
May 2015 - Newly Launched
News Reported on May 29, 2015
Virtual Networking Group:
Social Workers in the Northern Region