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Each Canadian province has its own regulatory body to license social workers who meet the profession’s high standards, and to govern the profession of engineering. The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.


Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
383 Parkdale Avenue, Suite 402
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4R4
Phone: +1-613-729-6668
Email: [email protected]

Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE)
383 Parkdale Avenue, Suite 410,
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4R4
Phone: +1-613-792-1953

Provincial regulators

Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW)
10707-100 Ave. NW, Suite 550
Edmonton AB T5J 3M1 Canada
Phone : +1-780-421-1167
Email : [email protected]

British Columbia
British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW)
302-1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6J 5C6 Canada
Phone : +1-604-737-4916
Email : [email protected]

Manitoba College of Social Workers

Unit 101-2033 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0K8
Phone: +1-204-888-9477
Email: [email protected]

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Association of Social Workers
P.O. Box 1533, Postal Station A Fredericton, NB E3B 5G2
Phone: +1-506-459-5595 / 1-877-495-5595 (NB residents only)
Email: [email protected]

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers
1891 Brunswick St., Suite 106
Halifax, NS B3J 2G8
Phone: +1-902-429-7799
Email: [email protected]

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers
P.O. Box 39039
St. John’s, NL A1E 5Y7
Phone: +1-709-753-0200
Email: [email protected]

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
250 Bloor Street East, Suite 1000
Toronto ON M4W 1E6 Canada
Phone : +1-416-972-9882
Email : [email protected]

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Association of Social Workers
81 Prince Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3
Phone: +1-902-368-7337
Email: [email protected]

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec
255, boul. Crémazie Est, bureau 800
Montréal QC H2M 1M2 Canada
Phone : +1-514-731-3925
Email : [email protected]

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers
2110 Lorne St.
Regina, SK S4P 2M5
Phone: +1-306-545-1922
Email: [email protected]

Other provincial associations

British Columbia
British Columbia Association of Social Workers
Suite 402, 1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
Phone: +1-604-730-9111 /1-800-665-4747 (BC residents only)
Email: [email protected]

Northern Canada
The Association of Social Workers of Northern Canada (ASWNC)
c/o Geri Elkin
Box 2963
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R2
Phone: +1-867-920-4479
Email: [email protected]

Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:
•    create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities
•    provide opportunities for members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals

These networks organize networking events, mentoring, information sessions, and also provide professional development opportunities such as workshops, training and connections to employment opportunities.

The below mentioned professional immigrant networks do not serve the social work sector exclusively, but include many immigrant social workers among their membership:

Nova Scotia
isans: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
isans helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.

Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
Javeriana University Professional Alumni Association in Canada
Mississauga Mandarin Association
Philippine Teachers Association – Canada