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Coalitions, Alliances & Partnerships


OASW actively participates in a number of alliances & partnerships.

Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services (APACTS)
OASW Liaisons: Susan Haller (Mid-Western Branch) & Joan MacKenzie Davies (Central Ontario Branch, Executive Director)

OASW participates in an alliance of five professional associations whose members work in the home care sector. The Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services (APACTS) works with government, community care access centres and other stakeholders to ensure that the role, contribution and concerns of rehabilitation professionals are understood and addressed.

In addition to responding directly to government when proposed policy or practice changes are being considered, members of the alliance provide input through representation on advisory committees and task groups.

A one-page double-sided role statement outlining the qualifications, regulatory status, core skills and services provided by social workers in this sector has been developed. Please download and view the PDF below.

Please visit www.apacts.ca for more information.
Coalition of Regulated Health Professional Associations and Allied Organizations
OASW Liaison: Marla Feldman (Central Ontario Branch) & Joan MacKenzie Davies (Central Ontario Branch, Executive Director)

OASW is active in a large Coalition of Regulated Health Professional Associations and Allied Organizations that advocates with the Ministry of Finance, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and major insurance companies on behalf of the regulated professions who provide medical rehabilitation services to victims of motor vehicle accidents.

Rapid and continuous change in the automobile insurance industry in recent years has necessitated a multi-pronged approach in advocacy, on behalf of regulated professions working in this sector. The coalition works collaboratively with other stakeholder groups to ensure that the quality of professional services are preserved, and appropriate levels of remuneration provided for professional services.

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Campaign 2000

OASW Liaison: Gillian McCloskey (Central Ontario Branch, Associate Executive Director)
OASW has been a Provincial Partner of Campaign 2000 since 1997.

Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Campaign 2000 began in 1991 out of concern about the lack of government progress in addressing child poverty.

Campaign 2000 is non-partisan in urging all Canadian elected officials to keep their promise to Canada's children.

Since its inception, Campaign 2000 has grown to become a vibrant network of national, regional and local partner organizations that actively work on child/family issues from diverse perspectives.

For more information on Campaign 2000's current initiatives, visit 
http://www.campaign2000.ca/.