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Students are highly valued members of OASW. If you are a student in one of Ontario's faculties or schools of social work, join OASW! Through your membership you are contributing to the future of the profession by helping to ensure that issue relevant to social work practice, and services provided to vulnerable client groups the profession serves, are addressed.

Services relevant to students:

  • Members-only job posting site SocialWorkJobs.ca.
  • Help preparing resume & covering letter Job Initiative.
  • Tips and Advice on Conducting a Social Work Job Search (Free Download). 
  • Access to up-to-date information about social work practice. 
  • Networking opportunities at OASW Provincial & Branch activities/events.
  • Collective advocacy to benefit society and positively impact social work practice.
  • Draws for educational grants for professional development.
  • Discounts on products and services.
Participate in activities in an OASW Branch:

Position of Student Director on OASW Provincial Board
Overview of Role:
  • Sits on the Board of Directors for a period of two years.*
  • Elected prior to the autumn board meeting, bi-annually.
  • Provides a student voice on the Provincial Board of Directors.
  • Attends 3 board meetings annually and fulfills the duties of a Director of the organization along with the other Directors, such as identifying the organizational directions and priorities, formulating policies, voting on motions, receiving committee and staff reports, etc. In her/his capacity as a Director of the corporation, the Student Director represents not only students but also the interests of the profession and organization as a whole.
  • Is responsible for facilitating open communication with the Student Members and student representatives of all branches.
  • Advises staff and provides input on mechanisms of communication with students (e.g., newsletter, email bulletins, etc.).
  • Provides input to staff on the development of services and in the development and distribution of recruitment and retention initiatives related to student membership in tandem with the Board and the Vice-President, Branch Affairs on the Executive Committee.
  • The Student Director is part of the Vice-President, Branch Affairs portfolio on the Executive Committee.
  • Student Members who are in a one-year program or in the last year of their program can apply for the position and provide additional information in their nomination statement.

Learn more about the current Student Director: David Knezevic.​