Social Work Week is March 6-12!

February 28, 2023

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 6-12, 2023.)

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 Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS)

Do you have photos or stories about Social Work Week that you'd like to share with the ONA community? Email them to us at digital@ona.org and we'll post them on our website and social media channels! Be sure to include the appropriate Local number with your submission.

Resources:

The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) has created a poster along with other resources to celebrate Social Work Week 2023, which can be found on their website. They are also hosting several events throughout the month, both online and across Ontario.

Join the conversation on social media, using the hashtags #MobilizingMentalHealth and #SocialWorkIsEssential.


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