This year’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) was a great success! Over 500 members gathered in person at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and many more viewed the event via livestream through the College website or via the College’s Facebook page. We invite you to watch highlights of the event — the theme of which was Ethics. Insight. Innovation. — on our website and YouTube channel.
A special note of thanks
The success of this year’s AMED was due in no small part to the work and support of presenters, staff and attendees. In particular, the College wishes to thank:
- Keynote speaker and Indigenous rights scholar Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, who drew upon his extensive experience in the community, clinical and social policy settings to discuss the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and how members of the College can take up the TRC’s calls to action for reconciliation. Dr. Ansloos also explored how social workers and social service workers can integrate and apply their knowledge in relation to those calls to action.
- Educational session presenters: Yvonne Bergmans, MSW, RSW, PhD; Emily Claire Blackmoon, MSW, RSW; Rahma Hashi, MSW, RSW; Donna Hinds, MSW, RSW, RSSW; Robyn Hodge, RSW; Sarah Keast; Robyn Lippett, MSW, RSW & Karen Sappleton, MSEd, MSW, RSW; and Faye Mishna, MSW, RSW, PhD.
- The AMED planning group, which included College Council members Sanjay Govindaraj, MSW, RSW; Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW; and Andy Kusi-Appiah, Public Member.
- College staff, management and, most of all our members, who brought energy and breathed life into the event both in person and online.