30 Jul 2021

Revisit the 2021 Annual Meeting and Education Day Online!

The College held its first ever two-day virtual Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) on June 17 and 18, 2021.  Over 2,000 members registered for this year’s event with more than 1,500 members tuning in live on our virtual portal and many more viewing the presentations on-demand, making this year’s AMED a tremendous success!  We invite you to revisit the event — the theme of which was Diversity and Change in Society and Practice — on the College website and YouTube channel.

For members who were unable to register and attend, the following videos from AMED 2021 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 once again available in French. To access videos in French, please visit the College website or YouTube channel.

The complete list of AMED 2021 videos on the College website and YouTube channel includes:

Annual Meeting 

 Keynote Address 

Educational Sessions 

A special note of thanks

The success of this year’s AMED was due in no small part to the various contributions of presenters, Council members, staff and attendees. In particular, the College wishes to thank:

  • Keynote speaker Keith Adamson, PhD, RSW, whose Keynote Address, The Elusive Dream: Anti-Black Racism and the Search for Belonging in Canada, gave all who joined an opportunity to learn more about anti-Black racism and racial inequality in Canada, while sharing valuable information to assist social workers and social service workers as they consider the important issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their practice.
  • Educational session presenters: Leslie Wagner, RSSW, Angel Graham, RSW, Meghan Boston-McCracken, RSW, Yumna Al-Adeimi, Shelley Hale, RSSW, Jodi Jaffray, Ela (Angela) Smith, RSW, Paola Porcelli, PhD, Dr. Ghayda Hassan, Marci (Marcia) Gray, RSW, Bree Akesson, RSW, and Tina Gandhi, RSW.
  • The AMED Planning Group, which included College Council members John Fleming, Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW, and Shelley Hale, RSSW.
  • College staff and most of all, you- our members – who brought energy and breathed life into the virtual event.

We want your feedback for next year

Would you like to suggest a speaker or topic for next year’s Annual Meeting? We’re interested in hearing from you! Please send suggestions to communications@ocswssw.org.