Social Work Week is March 1-7!

February 23, 2021

Each year communities and organizations across Canada take time in March to recognize the hard work, dedication and compassion of social workers.

In Ontario, we honour the compassion and strength of these caring professionals during the first week of March (March 1-7, 2021.) This year’s Social Work Week theme is “You Are Not Alone. Social Workers: Real Experts for Real Life.”

Social workers are on the front lines supporting Ontarians who are dealing with various issues, including family violence, addictions, caregiver stress, abuse and bullying. They use their unique expertise to identify causes of stress, help with the development of coping skills, find solutions to problems and connect people with the resources they need.

The Ontario Nurses' Association is pleased to count social workers among its members. These highly skilled professionals enhance the health-care system and people's overall quality of life by helping them participate more fully in relationships, work, home, and community life.


The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) has created a poster to celebrate Social Work Week 2021. See below to view and download the poster.

Learn More:

Although in-person celebrations can not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), has created a list of ideas for virtual celebrations. Click here to learn how you can celebrate virtually.

Do you want to find out more about social work resources and education opportunities across Canada? Visit the Canadian Association of Social Workers website.