Professional Focus News

OASW Online Certificate Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults

News Reported on March 9, 2018
Registration Closed on January 7, 2018
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A Moment to Celebrate - Proclamation of the controlled act of psychotherapy

News Reported on January 11, 2018
This win comes with gravitas that will benefit the profession for years to come, formalizing our services and activities in a way that builds opportunities for the profession and benefits the public. Advocacy for social work as a profession is advocacy for the clients we serve. Being recognized by the provincial government as experts, will allow us to better and more effectively advocate for the issues that matter the most to social workers and the client populations we serve. 
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OASW Inspirational Leader Awards 2017

News Reported on March 9, 2017
A regular feature of Social Work Week every year has been the identification, interviewing and profiling of Inspirational Leaders on the Association's website. The individuals selected represent a positive role model to social workers and social work students and exemplify OASW's theme for Social Work Week March 6-12, 2017.
The theme for Social Work Week 2017 is: "Social Workers: Real Expertise. Real Life. Real Impact."

The recipients of the Inspirational Leaders Awards for 2017 are: Dr. Peter Donahue (bio) & Joyce Hamelin (bio)

OASW 2016 Social Work Conference: Such a Success! 

News Reported on November 14, 2016
We thank everyone who attended as presenters, exhibitors and/or participants on November 10-11, 2016.
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OASW Inspirational Leader Awards

News Reported on March 7, 2016
Each year, two inspirational leaders from the profession in Ontario are profiled during Social Work Week.
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Professional Development Fund for Social Workers

News Reported on June 5, 2015
OASW is pleased to report that the Minister of Community and Social Services Helena Jaczek made an important announcement at our recent Annual General Meeting: "A new $1 million Professional Development Fund has been established to provide training initiatives to registered social workers and social service workers in Ontario over the next two academic years."
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OASW Special Bulletin Re: Proclamation of Psychotherapy Act, 2007

News Reported on April 9, 2015
Earlier this afternoon, most of you will have received an "E-Bulletin" from the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) informing you that the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 was proclaimed in law on April 1, 2015.
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Group Benefits - Coverage of Social Work Services

News Reported on March 10, 2015
Employers benefit when the workforce is productive and healthy.
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Video of Opening Keynote from 2014 Conference Now Available

News Reported on March 10, 2015
Dr. Cheryl Regehr's Opening Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference,"Exposure to Stress and Trauma in Social Work Practice: Contributors, Consequences, and Mitigation", is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
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2014 Conference Closing Keynote Video Now Available

News Reported on February 26, 2015
"Helping Those Who Help Nurture and Maintain Resilience", Dr. Michael Ungar's Closing Keynote Address at the 2014 OASW Provincial Conference, is now available online exclusively to OASW members.
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Legal Issues Webcast Now Available, Exclusively to OASW Members

News Reported on February 18, 2015  
Did you miss Robert Solomon's Workshop "Protect Yourself: Current Legal Issues for Social Workers"?
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2015 Social Work Week Theme: Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities

News Reported on January 5, 2015
OASW's theme of the upcoming Social Work Week 2015, which is being celebrated during March 2-8, is: "Social Workers: Mobilizing Strengths in Individuals & Communities".
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