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Social Justice/ Social Advocacy


One of OASW's major roles is to comment on public policies that affect clients whom social workers serve. Human rights and the needs of under-served or at-risk populations are priorities.


OASW prioritizes issues annually in accordance with OASW's Strategic Plan.

The issues identified as priorities are:
  • Social determinants of health (including issues such as social assistance, poverty, housing, homelessness, etc.);
  • Human rights;
  • Legislation / Regulations & Government Policies impacting on profession or public.

Research Grants
Professional Practice