The mandate of the School of Social Work is founded upon the values of social justice, equity and human rights.

School of Social Work

This field involves using social work skills and practices to create social change and find solutions to problems involving vulnerable individuals. As well as contribute to the ability of societies, communities, groups and individuals to improve the conditions in which individuals live as well as the overall well-being of the population. Through the use of critical and reflexive theories of social work and human behaviour, social work engages social institutions, structures and people.

Our honours bachelor and master’s programs are accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). As a result, graduates of the two programs can qualify for accreditation by professional social work associations across Canada, in Mexico and in the United States. Finally, the School’s PhD program provides an opportunity for doctoral students to do independent research on intervention practices through the use of theoretical and practical tools used in the social sciences.

The uOttawa campus is located downtown Ottawa, close to not only federal agencies and ministries but also a number of vibrant neighbourhoods that are home to a socially, economically, ethnically and linguistically diverse population.

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School of Social Work

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 12002
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5494

[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday 
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic our services and our personnel are also available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and collaboration.