Local Events

Social Work Week and Month is a time to get together and connect with social workers in your community. Take time to celebrate by attending an event in a community near you, hosted by OASW’s Local Engagement Networks across the province.

We'll keep adding more events in communities across Ontario as they are confirmed, so stay tuned!




Celebrate Social Work Month with Mosswood Adventures!
Kenora & Area

Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mosswood Adventures Lake of the Woods Pop-Up

Join colleagues in Kenora and area for a fun day on the ice to celebrate Social Work Month! Experience a fun ice bike ride on the beautiful Lake of the Woods with Mosswood Adventures. For a break, enjoy delicious warm drinks and treats next to the cozy outdoor fire pit from the Hard Water Cafe. Connect with fellow attendees through a group ice breaker and other exciting activities and challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and unwind, while visiting these true gems in Northwestern Ontario!

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Meet a Social Worker
Windsor & Area

Thursday, March 7 | 6 to 8 p.m.
University of Windsor School of Social Work

University of Windsor School of social work students are welcome and encouraged to attend this event for an opportunity to meet and connect with 'seasoned' social workers from various fields of practice. Following a "speed dating" style, students will have the chance to ask questions of each professional about their role, practice, experience in the field and more! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided free of charge. Attendees will have an opportunity to win an exciting prize!

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Sound Bath Healing and Social Connection
Grey Bruce-Huron-Perth & Area

Friday, March 8 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Verity Movement and Wellness, Kincardine

Come out and celebrate Social Work Week with colleagues in OASW’s Grey Bruce-Huron-Perth & Area network! Enjoy the healing experience of a sound bath curated by Kristen, a local social worker at Verity Movement and Wellness in Kincardine. This event will also provide an opportunity to socialize and connect with fellow social workers over delicious snacks. We hope to see you there!

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Paint Night Social Gathering
Renfrew & Area

Friday, March 8 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Calvin United Church Hall

Paint brushes up! Come celebrate Social Work Month with your fellow social workers in a fun-filled, inspiring evening of socializing and creating art. Local Artist and Instructor, Sheila O'Brien (www.paintwithsheila.com), will guide us through the liberating and joyful process of creating a bespoke masterpiece with paint on canvas. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled-up and consider bringing a smock, apron, or over-shirt to protect your clothing from any paint stains. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided. Spots are limited!

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Sip to Empower: Crafting Messages for Social Work Connection
Brantford & Area

Friday, March 8 | 5 to 9 p.m.
Crock A Doodle Brantford

Join us for a heartwarming and empowering event where we'll unleash the creativity and strength within the social work community. Sip to Empower invites you to an exclusive session to create a message mug, where each sip becomes a source of inspiration and each stroke paints a picture of empowerment. Discover the joy of personalizing your message mugs with uplifting and motivating quotes, empowering visuals, and symbols that resonate with the strength of social work. Following the activity, we'll enjoy a delightful dinner next door at Piper Arms Pub, where the empowering conversations will carry on. Share insights, challenges, and successes over a delicious meal, fostering a supportive network that extends beyond the event.

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Beginner Yoga & Connection to Celebrate Social Work Week! 
Guelph & Area

Saturday, March 9 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Moonlight Yoga & Found Coffee Roasters

Come out and celebrate Social Work Week with colleagues in OASW Guelph & Area! Attendees will be led through a beginner yoga class by Laura from Moonlight Yoga, followed by an opportunity to socialize and connect at Found Coffee Roasters. Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks from Found Coffee Roasters will be provided free of charge for OASW members.

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Social Workers' Celebration Dinner and Social
Barrie & Area

Saturday, March 9 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Attic Lounge

Come out for an evening celebrating the work you do with fellow social workers at the Attic Lounge at Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery for dinner and entertainment, including live music, arcade and pub games, and trivia. This will be a great opportunity to socialize, get to know other social workers in the area, make new connections, and celebrate you! Dinner will be provided free of charge for OASW members, excluding alcoholic beverages.

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Social Work Month Celebration at Hibachi
Halton Region & Area

Saturday, March 16 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar Oakville

Join colleagues in OASW Halton Region & Area to celebrate Social Work Month with dinner at Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar in Oakville! This will be a great opportunity to connect and appreciate the hard work and positive impact that social workers have in our community. Enjoy delicious food while watching the chefs at Hibachi show off their impressive cooking skills on the Teppanyaki grill! Don't miss this opportunity to connect and celebrate with other social workers!

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Social Work Month Breakfast & Networking Event
Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Tuesday, March 19 | 8 to 10:30 a.m.
The View, Delta Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie

Join your colleagues in Sault Ste. Marie & Area for a delightful morning of breakfast and networking to celebrate Social Work Month! This event offers a fantastic opportunity to network, socialize, and connect with fellow social work professionals. Share experiences, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and engage in meaningful conversations. Don't miss this opportunity to come together, celebrate, and strengthen your connections during Social Work Month! Additionally, there will be exciting door prizes for attendees!

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Social Work Opens Escape Room Doors
Kingston & Area

Thursday, March 21 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Improbable Escapes, Kingston

Join us in celebrating Social Work Month with a fun activity – an escape room experience! Discover the thrill of solving puzzles and unlocking doors with your fellow social workers in Kingston and area. Team up to escape from one of two fairy tale themed escape rooms – the Seven Dwarves or Neverland. For those who might not wish to participate in the escape room, we encourage you to drop in to enjoy networking and refreshments (and a selection of board games) in the cafe area between 2:30 and 4:00. Food and soft beverages will be provided free of charge for OASW members.

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Station Gallery Social Work Experience & Appreciation
Durham & Area

Thursday, March 21 | 5 to 7 p.m.
The Station Gallery, Whitby

Join us at The Station Gallery in Whitby to celebrate Social Work Month, and you, social workers in Durham Region. The evening will include dinner and socializing, a gallery tour, and participation in a one-hour art workshop, allowing you to create and experience this year's theme, Social Work Opens Doors.

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Celebrate, Dine and Unwind with Sound Therapy!
Niagara & Area

Thursday, March 21 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Museum

Come join colleagues in Niagara for a Social Work Month celebratory dinner, and enjoy a sound therapy session by Dr. Tiffany Hunt, PhD, C. Psych Certified Sound Therapist and Breathwork Facilitator! Sound therapy is a beautiful modality that can help facilitate experiences of relaxation, meditation, and altered states of consciousness. Take this time to quiet your mind, tune into your heart and soul, and be transported on a mystical and magical journey through sound.

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Social Work Month Celebration
Peel Region & Area

Friday, March 22 | 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Xaymaca Restaurant

Celebrate Social Work Month with colleagues at Xaymaca Restaurant in Brampton with your colleagues in Peel Region & Area! Join us for an evening of appreciation and celebration dedicated to the incredible social workers in our community. This event will provide an opportunity to celebrate and connect with fellow social workers in a relaxed atmosphere over delicious food, with a chance to win exciting prizes! Let's come together to commemorate the impact you make every day and to recharge with positivity and camaraderie. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for OASW members. Register before March 18. Spots are limited!

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Thank You, Social Workers!
Thunder Bay & Area

Wednesday, March 27 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Goods and Co.

This Social Work Month, join colleagues at Goods and Co. in Thunder Bay for an opportunity to celebrate and connect! Come out and join us for a fun evening to acknowledge and thank you for all the hard work that you do! There will be light food and fun activities, including a 360 video photo booth and props, as well as exciting prizes to win! Register before March 12, 2024.

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