Social Work Week is March 7-13!

March 7, 2022

Each year communities and organizations across Canada take time in March to recognize the hard work, dedication, resilience and compassion of social workers. In Ontario, we honour these caring professionals during the first week of March (March 7-13, 2022.)

The 2022 Social Work Week theme is #MoreThanEver. Two years into the pandemic, there is unprecedented need for mental health care and support across Ontario.  Social workers are on the front lines of our recovery, providing vital support and guidance to those dealing with burnout, stress, trauma and anxiety

Social workers support Ontarians navigating various challenges, including family violence, addictions, caregiver stress, abuse and bullying. They use their unique expertise to identify causes of stress, help with the development of coping skills, find solutions to problems and connect people with the resources they need.

The Ontario Nurses' Association is proud to count social workers among its members. These highly skilled professionals enhance the health-care system and people's overall quality of life by helping them participate more fully in relationships, work, home, and community life.

Check out our interview with Sandra Stefaniak, a social worker and ONA member, to learn about the experiences and amazing advocacy of social workers who work as Care Coordinators in the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Resources:

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) has created a poster to celebrate Social Work Week 2022  Download it below, or visit their website for other materials and resources.

Join the conversation on social media, using the hashtags #MoreThanEver and #SocialWorkWeek2022.


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