Niagara Branch

Niagara Branch includes Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland and the surrounding area.

Board Members:
Arlene Kerr-Martin: Co-Chair
Suzanne Matheson: Co-Chair 
Nicole Franklin: Secretary
Lisa Lam: Treasurer
Sarah Conolly: Board Member
Emily Pollak: Board Member
Carling Wright: Board Member

Upcoming Branch Events

"Beyond Trauma 101: A Phase Model for Complex Trauma and Strategies for Managing Dissociation"
Presenters: Annie Monaco LCSW-R & Ann Beckley Forest LCSW-R, RPT-S 

Date: Thursday May 3, 2018
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: Stonemill Inn, 271 Merritt St., St. Catharines, ON, L2T1K1
RSVP here.
Questions, contact oasw.niagara@gmail.com

View the Conference Flyer attached below for more details. 

With many thanks in advance. We look forward to seeing you in May!

OASW Niagara Branch Board

May 2018 Conference Flyer
(Adobe PDF File)

Announcing OASW Niagara Branch Annual General Meeting, September 28th – see attached flyer for details. 

Register on-line @https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/demystifyingthe-psychotherapy-act-what-is-it-andwhy-should-we-care-tickets-37848837893   

Questions? oasw.niagara@gmail.com

See PDF for full details.

AGM Flyer
(Adobe PDF File)

Invitation to Join Niagara Branch's Board of Directors
A window of opportunity is opening to participate in a vibrant and productive group which is pivotal to the health and welfare of our profession and contributes to the broader life of the local community. The OASW Branch welcomes you to consider joining the Board of Directors starting at the Annual General Meeting this Autumn. The group currently meets monthly between September and May. In recent years, we offered three events: the autumn Annual General Meeting, Social Work Week events at the start of March, and an all-day educational event in May which is open to both members and non-members from near and far. Of course, new members may have new ideas. 

Interested candidates may E-mail OASW.Niagara@gmail.com with an attached copy of your résumé. Questions? See our website: www.oaswniagara.org.

Previous Branch Events

The Bill Lidkea Memorial Social Work Scholarship
The Bill Lidkea Memorial Social Work Scholarship for $1000 is awarded yearly at our Annual Professional Seminar in May. Niagara residents who are MSW candidates studying either full- or part-time may apply by April 7th of each year.

Bill was a long-time Niagara social worker who embodied the principles of our profession. He gave freely of himself to many community causes in addition to founding the first social workers' group private practice in this region. Bill was pivotal in our local branch, a responsible officer in the Bruce Trail Club, a speaker for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, an active NDP campaign door-knocker, and a perceptive and effective counsellor. Whatever needed to be done, Bill would do it. He put people first. Ethics was his middle name. We miss him.

For next year's scholarship, e-mail the address below with your name and contact information. Then mail a 500-word essay about how you see yourself contributing to the unique voice of social work in your personal and professional life, plus a professional or academic reference letter.

Contact Information:
Branch E-mail: oasw.niagara@gmail.com