The College is pleased to announce that this year’s Educational Forums for members will be taking place at the following locations:

  • North Bay: October 11, 2018
  • Kingston: October 25, 2018

The Forums, which are held each year at different cities across Ontario, are part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series. This initiative is in response to members who want to stay connected with the College but are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) in Toronto. This half-day event is free of charge to members and is an opportunity to:

  • Connect with the College.
  • Learn valuable skills to help you in your practice.
  • Network with your peers.

North Bay

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Ramada Pinewood Park Resort North Bay
  201 Pinewood Park Dr
  North Bay, ON P1B 8Z4

Kingston

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge
  7 Earl St
  Kingston, ON K7L 0A4

Agenda

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. OCSWSSW Update
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Q&A
3:30  – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

Agenda

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. OCSWSSW Update
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

Keynote address: Culture and Risk Indicators of Human Trafficking as they Relate to Children and Youth

This year’s keynote presentation will be given by Casandra Diamond. Casandra will draw on previous lived experience and her current role as founder and Director of BridgeNorth to discuss indicators of human trafficking as they relate to children and youth. Casandra will share how having a better understanding of the unique sub-culture of the sex trade will assist social workers and social service workers in recognizing human trafficking situations and allow them to be more effective in their practice.

Please note: The Educational Forum will be hosted in English.