Algoma Branch

Algoma Branch includes Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area.

Follow-up to July 18th message: if you haven’t already REMINDER TO VOTE – This is your OASW Branch!

Dear Members of Algoma Branch:

A group of OASW members in the Algoma area have come together to relaunch the Algoma Branch. 

The purpose of the Algoma Branch is to engage and support local OASW members. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • providing, facilitating and hosting networking events, education and professional development activities, and events specific to Social Work Week 
  • providing branch membership with information related to local activities, issues and initiatives 
  •  offering forums and responding to local issues of interest and concern for local branch members. 

To view the proposed constitution, please see attached.

The following members have volunteered to serve on the Board of the Algoma Branch: 

Meghan Boston-McCracken, MSW, RSW
Social Work Field Education, Admissions and Community Engagement Coordinator, Department of Social Work, Algoma University 
Graduate: Grand Valley State University, Master of Social Work Degree

Michelle Jolin, MSW, RSW
Social Worker/Psychotherapist, Outpatient Mental Health, Sault Area Hospital
Graduate: Grand Valley State University, Master of Social Work Degree

Barb Bradley, BSW, RSW
Volunteer with Rebound North  
Graduate: Laurentian University, 2005 Bachelor Honours

Paula Lang, MSW, RSW
Social Worker, Crisis Services, Sault Area Hospital
Graduate: Grand Valley State University, Master of Social Work Degree    

Member at Large
Barbara Waterfall, MSW, RSW
Associate Professor, Social Work Department, Algoma University 
Graduate: Carleton University, Master of Social Work Degree;  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Equity Studies

Member at Large
Iris Bertrand, MSW, RSW
Private Practice, Iris Counseling, Social Worker
Graduated from Laurentian University, MSW program 2005

Member at Large
Mallory McCormick, MSW,RSW
Batchewana First Nation
Graduate: Dalhousie University, Masters of Social Work
Laurentian University, Bachelors of Social Work

To vote to approve the constitution and the Board slate, simply reply to this message. Please vote by August 15, 2019. 

Circle Yes or No
I approve of the Algoma Branch OASW Constitution:      Yes/No 
I approve of the Board slate:                                                Yes/No

Stay tuned for future announcements. 

If you are interested in getting involved or attending Algoma Branch events, please email

Jenn Taun, MSW, RSW
OASW Northern Director

Board Members:

  • Meghan Boston-McCracken, MSW, RSW, Co-Chair
  • Michelle Jolin, MSW, RSW,Co-Chair
  • Barb Bradley, BSW, RSW, Treasurer 
  • Paula Lang, MSW, RSW, Secretary
  • Barbara Waterfall, MSW, RSW, Member at Large
  • Iris Bertrand, MSW, RSW, Member at Large
  • Mallory McCormick, MSW, RSW, Member at Large

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