The values statement of the Ontario Social Service Worker Association – we believe that access to social services are a universal human right. We believe in the intrinsic worth of all peoples. We are committed to advocating for change through our collective voice. We honour the principles of democracy and social justice, in effort of benefiting all of society. We believe in the promotion of excellence in social service work, to enhance social services and the wellbeing of individuals, dyads, groups, families and communities.
Article 25 (1)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and of their family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.” (UDHR, 1948)