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Welcome to OSSWA

We are the Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA).  Our vision is to elevate the profile of social service work in Ontario to assist those in pursuit of social justice through the follow ways:

  • Support – We offer direct support to social service workers

  • Unified Voice – We facilitate a unified provincial voice amongst social service workers

  • Advocacy – We promote mobilization on critical issues

  • Opportunities – We coordinate opportunities for professional development

Unlike the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), we are not a regulatory body. While the OCSWSSW aims to protect clients social service workers serve, we, on the other hand, work to support social service workers themselves.

Our approach

Looking for Support?

Looking for services from a social service worker? Look no further!

What is Social Service Work?

What is a social service worker anyway? What fields are they in?

Professional Development

Employment opportunities, webinars, workshops and so much more is available to our members!

Advocacy Initiatives

Looking to support a cause? Have one you need help with?

Become a Member!

Latest From OSSWA

Check this section out for public events, initiatives, new legislation, webinars and many other news relevant for Social Service Workers.

Homeless Hub Newsletter: Job Posting, Reports, and More!

View this email in your browser 4 Steps to Get Systems Mapping Going in Your Community Alina Turner /  Systems Planning Collective  This week's blog post explores Systems Mapping – how it's defined, why it's useful [...]

Simcoe County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Initiative!

FASD presents a conference for agencies that provide support to families living in Simcoe County. Featuring Key Note SpeakersMyles Himmelreich – Lived ExperienceGeraldine Crisci, MSW – Compassion FatigueDr. Robert Solomon, LLB – ConsentDr. Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah [...]

Potential Supervised Consumption Site for Barrie

Please join us, Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy, in learning about how a supervised consumption site in Barrie can help save lives and create a safer downtown. Public Open House: Barrie City Hall Rotunda Wednesday, March [...]

Discover OSSWA

We are a member-based, voluntary, non-profit organization developed to honour, empower and support social service work students and graduates throughout Ontario.

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