Durham/Kawartha Branch

The Durham/Kawartha Branch includes Oshawa, Whitby, Peterborough and the surrounding areas.
Board Members
Rob Pepler, President
Lisa Van Hezewijk, Treasurer
Rosemary Gauci, Secretary
Megan Cameron, Provincial Board Rep)
Nyasha Smith - Ruddock, Nominations/Membership
Nicole Perryman, Membership
Shelby Maguire
Michelle Winterburn

Previous Branch Activities 

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.

Counselling, Advocacy, & Mental Health Support for Trans & Gender-Diverse People & Attachment & Trauma-Informed Counselling with Trans People & Their Loved Ones.

Two training events occurred in collaboration with Rainbow Health Ontario/Trans Health Connection on October 20, 2017 and October 27, 2017.
Panel Discussion Supporting Refugee Settlement

On March 3, 2016, a panel discussion was held for Branch members in Oshawa.  

Durham/Kawartha Branch Lunch & Learn
On November 9, 2016, Ontario Shores, in collaboration with Durham/Kawartha Branch, hosted: Quotidian Ethics in Social Work Practice: Beyond the Code of Ethics. Guest speakers included Daniel Buchman and Bob Parke. 

Contact Information:
Megan Cameron
The Durham/Kawartha OASW Branch Board is planning for future events and we want to ensure that they are meaningful for all of the members.

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