Experience AMED 2018 on the College Website and YouTube!

This year’s Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) was a great success! Over 520 members joined us in person at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and approximately 2,230 stakeholders viewed the live-streamed event from the College website and/or via the College’s Facebook page.

For members who were unable to join us live, the following videos from AMED 2018 can now be viewed on the College website and Youtube channel. As part of the College’s ongoing commitment to French language services, this year’s videos pertaining to the annual meeting portion of the day are also available in French. To access videos in French, please visit the College website and Youtube channel.

We also encourage you to visit the #AMED2018 Twitter feed for coverage of the event.

A special note of thanks

This year’s AMED was a success, due in no small part to the work and support of presenters, staff and attendees.

In particular, we would like to thank the following people:

·         Bill Hill, RSW, whose acknowledgment of Indigenous peoples and opening remarks set an important tone for the day.·         Keynote speaker Casandra Diamond, who not only gave us an opportunity to learn about the indicators of human trafficking as they relate to children and youth, but also shared valuable information to assist social workers and social service workers to be more effective in practice.·         Our afternoon presenters:  Marcie Campbell; C. Elizabeth Dougherty, MSW, RSW; Dima Dupéré, MSW, RSW; Ashley Edwardson, MSW, RSW; Dr. Siu Ming Kwok; Brenda Mason, RSSW; Laura Olszowy, Daniel Pugh, MSW, RSW; Jenna Rensink-Dexter, MSW, RSW; Mike Saxton; Allan Strong, RSSW; Dr. Dora M.Y. Tam and Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW. Your educational sessions taught us what it means to be professional, ethical, qualified and accountable.·         Council members who were part of the AMED Planning Group.·         College staff, management and volunteers for all your hard work.·         And – of course – our members and AMED 2018 attendees, who brought energy and breathed life into the event both in person and online.Thank you!

We want your feedback for next year

Is there a social service worker or social worker you would like to see present a session at next year’s AMED? We’re interested in hearing from you! Send your AMED 2019 speaker suggestions to communications@ocswssw.org.