Collective Advocacy

• OASW membership ensures a voice for social workers at the local & provincial levels
• Participate in collective advocacy that positively impacts professional practice, social work clients, and society 
• Ensure that decision-makers recognize the contribution of social workers

Job Search & Career Support

• 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 through the Job Search Initiative  **Job Search Initiative is currently on hold and under review. (Job Search Initiative). 

Private Practice Support

• 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

 

Virtual and Digital Support

  • Thinking about designing a new website or revamping the one you have? Meet Fluency, a NEW discount for web design and digital marketing support.
  • Significant discounted member rate on VirtualCare , a secure platform that allows healthcare providers to host virtual visits with clients over secure video, audio, or chat.
  • Cost-Saving 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 sponsored educational grants & awards exclusively for OASW members
    • Save on professional development activities through, University of Toronto - Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute, Global Alliance, Continuing Ed Courses.Net, and NEW this year, Unified CBT.


    Information & Resources

    • Stay current & save time with critical information
    • Access Resources, Videos & 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 

     

    Social Work Community & Networking Opportunities

    • 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)