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
  • Protect you, your clients, and your business and save thousands of dollars in legal fees through the new OASW Legal Documents Portal, an add-on available to OASW PROLINK customers for only $95+PST annually. 
  • Webinars: Your Small Business, Getting off to a Good Start & Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice

 

Digital and Technology Support

  • *NEW Member Benefit* - Access Exclusive Deals on Laptops, Monitors and Accessories through Dell Technologies.
  • 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 

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)