Social Work Students Association

Social Work Students Association (SWSA)

Social Work Students Association (SWSA)

SWSA is an active student group with representation from each year level in the School of Social Work. An executive is elected annually and meetings are held regularly. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to provide assistance for social work students. It is intended to become the avenue for students to obtain the following:

  • Volunteer jobs
  • Increased access to Faculty
  • Access to Social Activities
  • Opportunities to become familiar with Community Services available
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Peer Study Groups


Membership is open to all part-time and full-time Social Work students attending Lakehead University.

We are always looking to recruit new members!!  Students in 1st Year, come on out and get involved early.  Are you in 2nd, 3rd, 4th Year or the One-Year Program?  We want you too!  It’s never too late to join.

Club Contact Email:

Please check out the Facebook pages for our Student Associations on both Lakehead University campuses:

Thunder Bay Campus:
Orillia Campus:

Click here to view the  Constitution and By-Laws for the Social Work Student Association.

Recent events in Thunder Bay:

The 2022/2023 SWSA club is looking forward to connecting with many civic events and organizing many social opportunities for students in the social work program after a few years of hiatus as a club. As a club in 2022, we were able to connect with the Children's Aid Society of Thunder Bay's Christmas initiative and were able to sponsor a few families to have Christmas gifts under their trees. We are looking forward to organizing volunteer opportunities for club members in 2023 throughout the city as well as engaging in social activities like bowling, karaoke, and other LUSU events as a club. If you have any questions about becoming a member of SWSA for the 2022/2023 season please email us at

Recent events in Orillia:

We have decided to change the club name from SWSA to Lakehead Association of Student Social Workers. 

Recently, our Orillia Campus branch supported Trick or Eat of Halloween for Hunger and Christmas Cheer.  We also helped out with an event on November 25, 2015 where we helped Professor Angela Hovey run an OASW speaking event.