Since 2015, the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund has disbursed 1.9 million in funding for professional development to over 4700 social workers and social service workers across Ontario. As of January 2020, funding for the current cycle has been fully allocated.
This pilot project is the culmination of many years of targeted advocacy by OASW for access to professional development funds for social workers and social service workers. We rely on highly trained and educated social workers and social service workers to strengthen our communities. OASW continues to work strategically with government to seek opportunities to support the professional development of social workers and social service workers.
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