Social Work Week is March 2-8!

February 21, 2020

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 2-8, 2020.) This year’s Social Work Week theme is “Social Workers: Leading Positive Change Across Systems & Settings”.

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.

If you or your Local are celebrating Social Work Week let us know by emailing and we will post the details here for other ONA members. We also invite you to submit any photos from your event – be sure to include the names and Local number with your submission.


The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) has created posters to celebrate Social Work Week 2020. Select a poster below to view and download:

Social workers are invited by the OASW to participate in an online celebration of the work they do. Download a speech bubble and share an issue that you have turned into an answer! This is a visible way to recognize and promote the unique and varied work that social workers do. Click here for more information.

Learn More:

Find ideas for how to celebrate Social Work Week from the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

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