Huronia Highlands Branch

Huronia Highlands Branch includes Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Orangeville, Bradford, Minden, and Haliburton.

Upcoming Events

Dear OASW Huronia Highlands Members! 

Please join us MONDAY JUNE 04 2018 for a full-day workshop on "Vicarious Trauma"

The workshop outline includes: 
• The impact of helping others
• The inevitable effect of witnessing
• Vicarious trauma and post-traumatic growth
• Contributors to vulnerability and resilience 
• Learning to recognize your patterns 
• Reducing stress and lightening your load 
• The gift of resonance 

Date: June 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Location: Suite Success, Barrie (411 Huronia Rd. Unit #5)
Learn more or RSVP here.
The cost is $40 for students, $50 for OASW members, and $70 for community members. (Lunch is included).

Thanks so much,
Kelly Smith, on behalf of the Huronia Highlands Board

Dear Huronia Highlands Members

For those of you who missed our informative evening with Christina Van Sickle from OCSWSSW, she is returning to further explore "Ethical Dilemmas in Practice" on June 13, 2018.

Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (5 Centre Street Huntsville)
Learn more or RSVP here.
The cost is $10 for students, $10 for OASW members, and $15 for community members. (Lunch is included).

We hope you can join us!

Kelly Smith, on behalf of the Huronia Highlands OASW Board

Past Branch Activities:

Huronia Highlands Branch offered a number of events for Social Work Week. 

"Everything You Need to Know to Keep the CRA Happy: A Workshop for Self-Employed Social Workers, Therapist, Councellors and Consultants". 
On Tuesday March 07 2017 Allen Lloyd, tax expert, shared his experience and wisdom with us, with a specific focus on those of us who are self-employed.

On Wednesday March 8, 2017 Keynote Speaker, Katie Traill, spoke on the"Experiences Working with Transgender Rights and Issues"

On Thursday March 9, 2017 the The Laurentian University Social Work Association hosted another Social Work Week Community Night where Motivational Guest Speaker Kaitlynn Rice-Kavanagh & Student Speakers from the Georgian Pride & First Nation Student Experience spoke.

OASW Huronia Highlands Board

Thanks you for participating in their social work activities!
Hope You All had a Happy Social Work Week!

Beyond Words: Stories in the Sand
If you missed this great presentation by Kelly Smith, RSW, about Sand Tray Therapy on November 25, 2015, sponsored by Huronia Highlands Branch at Lakehead University in Orillia, you can now see it here. An excellent resource for team meetings or professional development. 

On Tuesday may 30, 2017 Huronia Highlands offered an Interactive Training on Trans & Gender-Diverse Mental Health Care.
Presenters included Jordan Zaitzow, MSW RSW who spoke about gender diversity & Lindsay Elin, MSW RSW, who focussed on attachment-informed counselling with trans youth/young adults and their families. 

Board Members:

Frances Yarbrough  
Kelly Smith
Elizabeth Van Houtte
Sandra Cole
Farhat Qureshi
Angela Hovey 
Jolene Heida
Sheila McKinnon Oke
Geoff Ayton

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