Why Join?

Connect with the OSSWA team and get support in the field, increase your professional network, advocate through our provincial voice, boost your resume/curriculum vitae, help us elevate the profile of social service work and Gain exclusive access to our resource hub that includes information on:

  • Opportunities – Check out employment opportunities and volunteer opportunities sent directly to us

  • Professional Development – Find out about workshops, conferences, training and webinars

  • Important News – Stay abreast of information that impacts our field, our clients and our jobs

  • Advocacy Initiatives – Get more involved in advocacy initiatives across Ontario

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What is the difference between us and the OCSWSSW?

The Ontario Social Service Worker Association (OSSWA) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) both have important, but vastly different, roles.

OCSWSSW is a professional regulatory body that aims to protect the individuals, families, groups and communities that social service workers serve. OSSWA, on the other hand, works to support social service workers themselves. At the end of the day, we are the organization that has your back, while the OCSWSSW has your clients.

To learn more about OCSWSSW, visit www.ocswssw.org.

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Watch executive members  Adam Stibbards, Suzie Addison-Toor and Barb Baker describe the benefits of OSSWA.

Membership is available to all students and graduates from an accredited Social Service Worker Program, recognized by the Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology.

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