Durham/Kawartha Branch

The Durham/Kawartha Branch includes Oshawa, Whitby, Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

Upcoming Events

Durham/Kawartha Branch is hosting a

OASW Holiday Luncheon & AGM

Date: Friday December 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Chatterpaul's Restaurant, 3500 Brock Street North, Whitby, ON L1R 3J4

About the event:
Election of new board members will take place at this AGM. Please send expression of interest and nominations by RSVP date November 30, 2019 to Nyasha Smith-Ruddock at Hopeandhealing@live.ca.

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Past Branch Activities 

Ontario Shores Social Work Council in Collaboration with OASW Durham/Kawartha Branch
Thursday October 25, 2018 & Friday October 26, 2018
Presented a 2-Day Workshop: Redeveloping Secure Autonomous Adult Attachment:  A Clinical Model
This workshop presented a model of therapy and interventions for professionals in the Mental Health field to assist clients to recognize their unconscious models of relationships, to develop greater security through the therapeutic relationship and to risk new and healthy interactive patterns in present relationships. Attendees developed awareness of their own attachment style and its importance in their therapeutic work with clients.

Compassion Fatigue and Developing Resilience 
On March 9, 2018, Durham/Kawartha OASW and Ontario Shores Social Work Council presented a half-day workshop. The presenter was Dylan Zambrano. The key objectives were to apply mindfulness and compassion practices to enhance resiliency, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence; detect empathy fatigue early by identifying warning signs, symptoms, and level of risk; and to understand the neuroscience of mindfulness and compassion and how they can improve well-being and reduce risk of burnout.

Board Members

Rob Pepler - President
Rosemary Gauci - Secretary
Andrea Porter - Treasurer
Megan Cameron - (Provincial Board Rep) 
Nyasha Smith-Ruddock (Nominations/Membership) 
Nicole Perryman (Membership)
Brenda Allen - Board Member

Contact Information:

Megan Cameron