Huronia Highlands Branch

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

Upcoming Event Social Work Week Events:

2017 AGM & Education Day! 

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 
Presentation: "Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma"
Speaker: Geraldine Crisci, M.S.W., Mental Health Professional with 30 years experience in the field of trauma.
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Suite Success, 411 Huronia Road, Unit#5, Barrie, ON L4N 9B3
Learn more here.
RSVP here.
The cost for members is $40, students $30, and community members $60. 
The day includes a fabulous vegetarian lunch and parking is free. (extra parking around the back - use back door of Suite Success)

OASW will hold our AGM during lunch. Members who are unable to attend the workshop are invited to join us for lunch and the AGM free of cost. 

Feel free to share this event with your colleagues and friends. 

Contact Kelly at huroniahighlands@gmail.com or 705-792-5999 if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Kelly Smith, on behalf of the board of OASW's Huronia Highlands Branch

Dear OASW Huronia Highlands Members

We are very pleased to bring you one more event this year! 

Please join us for 
Presentation: "Secrets of a Play Therapist: How to add Play Therapy Skills to your Practice"
Learn more how to incorporate play into your counselling practice. 
Location: Suite Success, 411 Huronia Road, Unit#5, Barrie, ON L4N 9B3
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Larisa Levalds, Registered Psychotherapist & Certified Play Therapist
Learn more here.

Please contact us if you have any comments or questions. 

Thanks so much,

Kelly Smith, on behalf of the Huronia Highlands Board 

Previous Branch Initiatives:

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.

Your 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

Contact Information:
E-mail: huroniahighlands@gmail.com