JAAF 2011 – en anglais seulement

Staying Connected

The Annual Meeting and Education Day was held on June 13, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event was a great success, with over 500 attendees. The theme of this year’s event was Staying Connected, which focused on the concept of connectivity and how it embraces many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Below, you will find links to our breakout session PowerPoint presentations as well as our keynote speaker’s handout. Thank you to all of those who participated.


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Minister’s Remarks – Room 106
The Honourable Minister Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting – Room 106
President’s Report – Mukesh Kowlessar, RSSW
Auditor’s Report
Registrar’s Report – Glenda McDonald, RSW
Question Period

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Keynote Address – Room 106
Community 2.0: A Guided Tour through the Digital Metropolis
Marilyn Herie, PhD, RSW

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch – Room 105

1:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Session A – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Social Workers in Child Welfare: Understanding Their Importance to Children, Families and the Profession of Social Work
Andrew Koster, RSW

When Soldiers Come Home – What Can Social Workers Do?
Rita Wiltsie, RSW, Dana Martel, RSW and Christine Skinner, RSW

A Global Partnership: Giving Voice to the People of El Salvador
Helen Crowe, Melissa Proulx, and Lisa Shaw-Verhoek

Advocacy for Youth in the Youth Justice System
Lee Tustin

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Session B – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Connecting Competencies and Professional Practice
Glenda McDonald, RSW, Registrar, OCSWSSW

OCAN: Supporting Recovery by Capturing Consumers’ Needs
David Smith and Jennifer Zosky

Staying Connected: AboutKidsHealth.ca and Social Work at SickKids
Deborah Berlin-Romalis, RSW

IESW – Enriching the Profession and Enhancing Connections to Communities and to the World
Sandra Yalta, RSW, Vikas Keshri, RSW,
Mary Sumitha James, RSW, and Punitha Manoharan, RSW