Annual School Social Work Achievement Award
Congratulations to Martha Brunet, recipient of the OASW School Social Work Achievement Award. It is wonderful to have her represent the outstanding work that Social Workers do. The OASW School Social Work Committee presented the award to her at "The Voices of School Social Work" Symposium on October 28, 2015.
School Social Work Newsletter
Over the last decade, OASW's School Social Work Committee has published the OASW School Social Work Newsletter, distributed on a bi-monthly basis electronically to school social workers across Ontario and to contacts in 12 different countries, including the Committee members of the International Network for School Social Work. This publication lists and provides links to many resources geared to school social work practice including white papers, position statements and presentations.
March 2015 Newsletter issue attached below along with the following:
Article: Wisdom Project (Carley, Davis)
April 2014 Newsletter
June 2013 Newsletter
April 2013 Newsletter
Ministry of Education's Advisory Council on Special Education
For many years, an OASW representative has sat on the Ministry of Education's Advisory Council on Special Education, which has provided input to the Minister concerning special education policy and programs since 1977. A nomination was submitted by OASW for a new representative on the Minister of Education's Advisory Council on Special Education for a three-year period.
Annual Ministry Day
Each year, the School Social Work Committee holds its Annual Ministry Day which has senior government officials speaking on Special Education Policy and the Student Success Learning to 18 Initiative. This annual event presents an opportunity for school social workers to meet directly with senior officials in the Ministry of Education.