Malayali Association of Social Workers in Ontario.

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Malayali Association of Social Workers in Ontario

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Founded in 2003


550+ Members

Malayali Association of Social Workers in Ontario


Malayali Association of Social Workers in Ontario, popularly known as MASWO is an association of professional Social Workers of Malayali dissent, which falls within the larger South Asian diaspora in Canada. The word “Malayali” means the individuals who identify themselves with the fabulous culture of Kerala, a province in India. The word “Malayali” is also associated with the word Malayalam, which is the mother lounge of the people of Kerala.

Malayali immigration to Canada begun notably in 1950’s. Though the exact number of Malayali population in Canada is unknown at this time, it has grown significantly over the decades, especially since 2000. As immigration keeps changes and our populations is spread across various provinces, tracking the numbers in deed is a challenging task.


We envision a community where Social Workers are well connected, mutually supported and effectively engaged in self-development and transforming lives.


MASWO is committed to promoting the professional and social advancement of all Social Workers of Malayali descent in Canada, providing ongoing support and services.


Learning And Excellence
Integrity And Accountability
Collaboration And Partnership
Diversity And Inclusion


The social work profession has its own body of knowledge, values, and code of ethics. Maswo offers various programs for social workers at different levels.

June 19, 2021 11:00 am

May 29, 2021 2:00 pm

Here is our newest upcoming Events

Scarborough, Canada

Lorem Location

September 28, 2023 12:00 am

Indigenous Peoples Month

Location Name

September 6, 2023 12:00 am

International Women

Lorem Location

September 9, 2023 12:00 am

Black History Month

Lorem Location

September 2, 2023 12:00 am

Foster Parenting


Listen to what they say about our Community

"Joining MASWO has been a transformative experience for me as a Malayali Social Worker in Ontario. The sense of belonging to a community that shares my cultural roots has been invaluable. MASWO not only provides a platform for professional growth but also fosters a deep connection to our Malayali heritage. It's not just an association; it's a family that supports and empowers us to make a difference in the diverse landscape of social work in Canada."

Sara Mathews


"As a Social Worker advocating for diversity and inclusion, MASWO has been my stronghold. The association not only celebrates our Malayali identity but also champions the principles of social justice and equity. The collaborative efforts within MASWO have allowed me to contribute meaningfully to the South Asian diaspora in Canada. It's not just a professional network; it's a force driving positive change in the field of social work."

Rajeev Menon


"MASWO has been a beacon of support in my journey as a Social Work student. Receiving the MASWO scholarship has not only eased my financial burden but has also connected me to mentors and peers who understand the unique challenges faced by Malayali students in the social work field. This association goes beyond professional networking; it's a community that invests in the next generation of Malayali Social Workers, fostering a legacy of compassion and service."

Anitha Nair


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Synergy 2020

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