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Call for Nominations for OASW Board of Directors, 2017-2019
Consider how your leadership skills can help OASW and the social work profession move forward with a clear vision for the future.    

OASW is currently seeking nominations for the following positions for the term of office 2017-2019:
    • Vice President-Branch Affairs 
    • Vice President-Social & Professional Advocacy 
    • Regional Director – Central Ontario
    • Regional Director – Northern
    • Regional Director – SouthEastern
    • Regional Director – SouthWestern

Deadline for nominations: March 3, 2017

For more information, visit: Nominations & Elections.

New Year - New Learning! OASW Online Certificate in Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults

Deadline to Register: January 20, 2017. Course begins January 30, 2017 and ends May 14, 2017. Learn more.
*Course is eligible for funding through the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund. 

Social Work Week: March 6-12, 2017
Theme: "Social Workers. Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact." Visit SHOP OASW to order your posters & bookmarks and/or download, fill out and send OASW the order form - attached below. Fax (416) 923-5279; Email and/or send to 410 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6, Attention Social Work Week.
OASW Inspirational Leader Awards Call for Nominations 2017
Two awards will be presented during Social Work Week 2017 to individuals, teams or groups whose current contribution to the profession inspires others and whose professional conduct serves as a role model for those working in the field of social work. 
2017 Theme: "Social Workers. Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact."

Professional Focus
OASW 2016 Social Work Conference: Such a Success! 
We thank everyone who attended as presenters, exhibitors and/or participants on November 10-11, 2016.

OASW is pleased to offer an outstanding program for the OASW Social Work Provincial Conference 2016 taking place on November 11-12, 2016 in Toronto. 
“The program for the upcoming OASW Provincial Conference is rich in content, exciting in format and presentation, and provides leadership by showcasing innovative practices, emergent fields and the generation of new knowledge.” (Ellen Sue Mesbur, MSW, Ed.D., Chair, Provincial Conference Program Planning Committee).

Social Action
OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations
OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations addresses two major issues: Poverty Reduction and Health Care Transformation with an Emphasis on Primary Care & Home and Community Care.

OASW Endorses Statement Against the Immigration Detention of Children

OASW has endorsed a “Statement Against the Immigration Detention of Children”. While a national issue, the Association has in the past supported issues involving immigrant children and refugee claimants not receiving health care coverage.