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Midwestern Branch


Midwestern Branch includes Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, and the surrounding areas.


Current Branch Activities

Previous Branch Activities
The Mid-Western Branch board hosted three Social Work Week Events during social work week.

On March 6, 2017 in Stratford speaker Gillian Stevens (Teacher, Speaker and Forthcoming Author) spoke on the topic of keeping it together in her presentation, "Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others: How Professionals Keep it Together."

Gillian Stevens was the speaker as we on March 7, 2017 in Kitchener. She spoke on the same topic of keeping it together in her presentation, "Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others: How Professionals Keep it Together."

And on March 8, 2017 in Guelph speakers 
Ashley Tyrrell & Sheli O’Connor gave their presentation, "Advance Care Planning."

2016 Fall Event
OASW Midwestern Branch Presents: Theresa Daly, RN, MSW
What families can expect as they go through transitions with aging parents.  
Our fall event in Guelph was an opportunity to listen and converse with this engaging speaker. We enjoyed light refreshments and making more connections in Guelph!


2016 Annual General Meeting
The OASW Midwestern Branch Annual General Meeting took place on the evening of May 17, 2016 at the Rockway Centre in Kitchener. This year's guest speaker was Dr. Susan Cadell who spoke about the intersection of social work and politics.

Social Work Week Event
On March 9, 2016, OASW Midwestern Branch held an event with the theme "Social Workers are Responsive to Challenges". We enjoyed a panel discussion with social workers discussing their work with people who have disabilities, people facing end of life challenges, and new immigrants. We also awarded our annual Inspiration Leadership Award. 

2015-2016 Sponsored Events
Social Work Week student event at Renison College, University of Waterloo, Sharing Our Story: Building Community Event and TRC: Recommendations, Education and Discussion Forum Event with White Owl Native Ancestry Association.
Board Members:
Michelle Goldsworthy, Co-chair
Deb Quinn, Co-chair
Wendy Lantz, Treasurer
Heather Menaldo, Secretary
Gillian Veitch
Brenda Mak
Laura Cosma
Alex Trottier, Student Representative 
Natalie Way, Student Representative


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Facebook (OASW Midwestern Branch Group) 
for our most up to date information!

Contact Information:
Heather Menaldo, Board Secretary

Branch E-mail: oaswmwb@gmail.com