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:
Translating Group Norms and Values Online
Friday December 3, 2021


Online via Zoom

The transition to online groupwork due to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised important practice considerations and challenges. Join us for an opportunity to learn from and with colleagues on issues related to creating and upholding group norms in an online environment. This is a great chance to connect with colleagues facilitating online groups to discuss strategies to navigate online group norms and guidelines and how to translate the values of group work into our online practice.

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


Please see the attached event flyer: