2023 Educational Forum

2023 Educational Forum graphic

The Educational Forums are part of the College’s Glenda McDonald Educational Series. These half-day events are an excellent opportunity for registrants to stay connected with the College and gain valuable knowledge through the following agenda:

  • College Update
  • Panel Discussion: Supporting Clients with Care and Competence Through Intimate Partner Violence
  • Panel Discussion Question Period

In addition to a College update from Denitha Breau RN, MSN, MBA, Registrar and CEO, the Educational Forum will include a keynote panel discussion facilitated by the College’s Director of Professional Practice, Christina Van Sickle, MSW, RSW. The expert panel will explore intimate partner violence and ways in which registrants can support their clients through competent and ethical care. The panel session will also highlight key strategies for social workers and social service workers in supporting clients who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence.

The panelists represent a variety of perspectives and practice areas, offering clinical, community-focused and system-based approaches and include:

  • Karishma Firdausi, Policy Analyst, Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Kathryn Greis, JD, LLM, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Marilyn Pajunen, Branch Manager, Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Bernice Reszitnyk MSW, RSW, Counsellor
  • Durel Williams, MSW, RSW, Private Practitioner