We are a member-based, voluntary, non-profit organization developed to honour, empower and support social service work students and graduates throughout Ontario.
Unlike the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, we are not a regulatory body. Our goal is to truly support social service workers and students in their pursuit towards social justice by offering comprehensive resources and establishing a unified voice.
Mission – To honour, empower and support the field of social service work at the level of individuals, organizations and communities.
Vision – We aim to elevate the profile of social service work in Ontario to assist those in pursuit of social justice
Unify – We facilitate a unified provincial voice amongst social service workers
Social Justice – We support social service workers in their promotion and efforts towards social justice for all
Advocacy – We promote advocacy on critical issues through membership dialogue and mobilization
Continuous Learning – We encourage continuous learning by informing members of opportunities for professional development
Responsibility and Accountability – We foster responsibility and accountability in social service work practice by honouring and promoting the OCSWSSW’s Code of Ethics
Create Hub – To establish a comprehensive resource hub for social service workers and SSW students
Up-To-Date Info –To offer our members up-to-date information on employment opportunities, legislation changes, workshops, ssw programs, events and more
Support – To foster direct support for members with our Regional Contacts
Connectivity – To increase inter-professional connections amongst members
Opportunities – To work towards greater benefit and discount opportunities for social service workers
Meet Our Executive
We work hard to ensure our social service workers across Ontario have the supports that they need.
Meet Our Regional Reps and Ambassadors
Regional Reps are direct contacts for members in their regions. They offer support and information specific to social service work practice. Their aim is to connect members in the same region together, update members in their region about employment/volunteer opportunities and stay abreast of pertinent information.
Ambassadors aid in the promotion and outreach of OSSWA. They connect with social service worker students and graduates and direct them to supports that they may need.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Become A Member
We are a member-based, voluntary, non-profit organization developed to honour, empower and support social service work students and graduates throughout Ontario