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 (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

 

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 up to 40% on professional development activities & resources
 

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)