Congratulations to Dr. Anne Toth, OASW Inspirational Leader Award recipient. Anne is Past President of the OASW Western Branch Board of Directors and the Sarnia Chapter representative. The award was presented at King’s University College during Social Work Week by Gary Davies, Chair of the OASW Western Branch Nominating Committee.
Anne was congratulated by Mayor Matt Brown and academic leaders at King’s University College
Front Row: Dr. Anne Toth and Mayor Matt Brown
Back Row: Left to Right: Dr. Peter Donahue (Director of the School of Social Work and last year’s recipient of the OASW Inspirational Leader Award); Gary Davies (OASW Western Branch); Dr. David Sylvester (Prin
cipal, King’s University College)
Celebrating Advocacy: The 35th anniversary of the founding of Ontario social work's first regulatory college—October 21, 2017
Members of the Western Branch of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and graduates of social work programs at King’s University College celebrated one of our Association's greatest advocacy efforts: the achievement of legislation to govern social work practice and the founding of our first college of social workers, an important milestone along the way to that achievement.
Dr. Dan Andreae, Past President of OASW (1993-2000, 2006-8), Director of Project Legislation (1989-93) and a major driving force behind the lengthy campaign to achieve legislation, was the guest speaker.
He and Branch President Tammie Ross unveiled a new commemorative plaque, now located in the offices of the School of Social Work at King’s.
Single Session Therapy workshop with Scot Cooper was hosted by Daya Counselling Centre on June 26 & 27.
The two day workshop provided both an introduction to single session conversations and covered advanced practice related to addressing the experience of trauma in a single session.
On July 30, 2017 OASW Western Branch joined the PRIDE parade.
Together they demonstrated their LGBTQ2+ pride & allegiance.