Ontario Groupwork Chapter (OGC), Canada 

The Ontario Groupwork Chapter continues to provide opportunities for groupworkers to come together for mutual learning and sharing.

Established in 1982, the Ontario Group Work Chapter is one of the first chapters in the association and the first non-US chapter. Formerly known as the Toronto Region Groupworkers’ Network (TRGN), in 2020, the chapter expanded to include the entire province of Ontario. We had already been branching out to include members from outside of the Toronto area, but with everything going virtual, it's becoming even more important to open up to all of Ontario. 

The chapter hosts exciting workshops and programs where local and international colleagues share ideas, resources, and innovative practice approaches to working with groups. We encourage participation in the annual IASWG International Symposium and are available to assist first-time presenters with how to submit abstracts and prepare articles for publication. 

We are looking for individuals interested in joining our Ontario Groupwork Chapter Executive Committee! If you want to learn more about becoming involved, we’d love to hear from you! Email us: [email protected]

To learn more, please contact the OGC Chapter Co-Chairs:

Upcoming Events

The Ontario Groupwork Chapter (OGC) of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) invite you to the following online event:

Exploring Non Deliberative Groupwork: Using experiential activities with Dr. Christian Itin
Friday, June 2 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Online via Zoom 

This experiential workshop will explore non deliberative group work in virtual and in person contexts.  The theoretical and philosophical underpinning of experiential group work will be explored, and participants will be engaged in activities that can be used in classes, meetings, and clinical contexts. Participants will come away with practical skills, tools, and resources.

This event is free of cost. Registration is limited. Register here.

Please see the attached event flyer: