Emmanuel Bochud, from Cirque du Soleil’s Cirque du Monde, speaks about the use of creativity as a powerful tool in sparking personal and social change using circus arts as both education and intervention.
In his presentation, "From Circus Lesson to Life Lesson: Circus, Arts and Creativity – Accelerators for Social Development", at the 2016 OASW Provincial Conference in November, he presented the Cirque du Monde model and provided concrete examples on how to implement this innovative program in work with diverse groups of youth and young adults.
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PowerPoint Presentation & bRecording of Emmanuel Bochud's Keynote Address (Available to Members Only)
Marise Denault, MSW, Mental Health Specialist/Project Coordinator with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), spoke about the importance and relevance of mental health interventions in humanitarian interventions and crises throughout the world. She highlighted the key role that social work skills and strategies play when applied to humanitarian missions in light of increased awareness internationally of the devastating mental health consequences and psychological distress of the populations affected by disasters and armed conflict.
Marise's presentation, "Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions in Humanitarian Settings: The Emerging Role of Social Work" focused on concrete field examples including: mental health assessment methods, intervention methods, tools, protocols, guidelines and strategies used in the field, as well as social work skills and competencies required. The emerging role of social work will be weaved into the presentation.
PowerPoint Presentation; Presentation Handout Article 1; & Recording of Marise Denault's Keynote Address (Available to Members Only)
"It Takes a Community to Raise a Children’s Human Rights Case: The story of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare" was presented at the 2016 OASW Provincial Conference, which took place in November. Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada highlighted the important story of the ground breaking finding of racial discrimination against the Government of Canada by the Canadian Human rights Tribunal in January 2016.
“The Elders say that in a blessed life we are gifted with a chance to better the world for children and have the courage, spirit and heart to take it.” (Dr. Cindy Blackstock).
PowerPoint Presentation & Recording of Dr. Cindy Blackstock's Special Presentation (Available to Members Only)