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

  • Sault Ste. Marie: October 17, 2019
  • Ottawa: November 14, 2019

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.

Sault Ste. Marie Educational Forum

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront
208 St. Mary’s River Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5V4

Agenda

Noon – 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch/Networking
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. College Update
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address with Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up/Comments

Keynote Address

Reconciliation and Social Work and Social Service Work Practice

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada helped put a spotlight on the ugly history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. In his keynote address, Indigenous rights scholar Jeffrey Ansloos will draw upon his extensive experience in the community, clinical and social policy settings to discuss the work of the TRC and how members of the College can take up the TRC’s calls to action for reconciliation. Jeffrey will explore how social workers and social service workers can integrate and apply their knowledge in relation to those calls to action.

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

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Ottawa Educational Forum

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College
D111-1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

Agenda

Noon – 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch/Networking
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. College Update
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address with Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up/Comments

Keynote Address

Resilience and Well-Being

The professions of social work and social service work can be extremely rewarding and, at the same time, extremely demanding of our personal resources as social workers and social service workers. Join LCol Suzanne Bailey and Marie-Lucie Bédard of the Health Services Group of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have developed a resilience training workshop for health-care providers in the military.

Suzanne (presenting in English) and Marie-Lucie (presenting in French) will discuss the values, beliefs and codes of the social work and social service work professions in the context of resilience and well-being. They will address burnout, compassion fatigue and unique barriers to care, while presenting simple strategies to build resilience in ourselves, our clients, and our environments.

Please note: The College Update will be presented in English. The afternoon Keynote Address will be presented in English and French in separate sessions by Suzanne Bailey (English) and Marie-Lucie Bédard (French).

To access the PowerPoint presentation in PDF format: click here for the English handout, and click here for the French handout

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