Professional Focus News

OASW Online Certificate Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults
News Reported on October 11, 2017
Demographics don't lie. Working with older adults is a new reality for Social Workers. 
OASW is proud to again offer the online certificate program, Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults, designed to expand existing social work knowledge and skills to address the needs of this growing population.
• Six 3-hour modules
• Learning delivered online
• Special pricing for OASW members*
• Financial grants available for participants**

Course: January 15 - April 29, 2018
Early Bird Deadline: November 30, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 7, 2018

Register here.

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 is pleased to offer an outstanding program for the OASW Social Work Provincial Conference 2016 taking place on November 11-12, 2016 in Toronto. 
News Reported on August 11, 2016
“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).
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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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