Additional information can be obtained from the following organizations:
Canadian Council on Social Development
Centre for Social Justice
Family Service Ontario
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
Ministry of Community & Social Services
Ministry of Health
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Working in Canada (Ontario)
Workshops, Continuing Competency Resources and Publications:
Other Upcoming Events
Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Continuing Education
Toronto Advanced Professional Education (TAPE)
Canadian Scholars Press Inc.
Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology
American Society on Aging Web Seminars
Critical Social Work (Online Journal)
Online Resources for Social Workers:
Social Work Access Network (SWAN)
Global Social Work Community
Information for Practice, News, Scholarship & More
Ethics for the Helping Professions
Professional Associations, Colleges and Groups:
Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) (including links to associations around the world)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (US)
Regroupement des intervenants et intervenantes francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l'Ontario (RIFSSSO)
Social Work Education:
Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE)
University Social Work Programs in Ontario
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (US)
Resources for the Public:
Find a Social Worker (Online Directory)
Community Information Centres: 211 Ontario
Government of Ontario
Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD)
This not-for-profit organization partners and collaborates with all sectors (not-for-profit, philanthropic, government and business) and communities to advance solutions to today's toughest social challenges. CCSD leads a number of important local and national programs. They help enable the needed evidence base to better understand ourselves and tell our stories, using community data and research, that enable the platform for shaping informed and integrated responses at the community level.
Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)
This organization advises Canada's leaders on the policy options in health care, support to families, learning opportunities, job quality, and sustainable cities and communities to move Canada forward. The mission of the organization is to create knowledge and lead public dialogue and discussion on social and economic issues important to the well-being of all Canadians.
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS)
The association provides service in the areas of advocacy, government relations, communications, youth in care, information management, education and training, accreditation and member outreach. Promoting child welfare issues to influence public commitment and opinion is a critical role for OACAS.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
This organization is a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults', families' and children's care and support services across the UK. The institute also works closely with related services such as health care and housing.
The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA)
The ALCOA strives to promote a society where all older Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being. The organization takes cutting edge and practical research results in the field of physical activity and older adults and presents them in plain language for health practitioners, leaders and older adults.
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The organization provides guidance and advice on addictions and substance use to public, private and non-governmental organizations. It is focused on nurturing a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field.
The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)
This is a not-for-profit organization, which promotes better and more equitable health worldwide through the production and use of knowledge.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
The association is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. The association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC)
This is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.
The Homeless Hub
The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information centre for homelessness information from across Canada. This online library has over 30,000 resources, an advanced search feature, and dozens of curated sections.
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
It is a global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and the facilitation of international cooperation. It supports its 116 country members by providing a global voice for the profession.