Alberta College of Social Workers

List of Local Area Coordinators October 2014

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Bonnyville, Cold Lake and St.Paul
Calgary
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Holiday Social

ACSW’s Calgary Area Coordinators cordially invite members to a Holiday Social.

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / 4:30 to 7:00 PM (Official Welcome at 5:00 PM) Location: Edgemont Room, Best Western Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW RSVP: by Friday, November 28, 2014 to Theresa at toll free 1.800.661.3089 ext 222 or theresad@acsw.ab.ca * CASH BAR

New Standards of Practice: What you need to know - FULL

The Calgary Area Coordinators invite you to a Category A workshop on the new ACSW Standards of Practice.

  • Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 / 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Room PF 4259 University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW

 

The Calgary Area Coordinators are hosting two workshops.

Session #1: Complexities of Sexuality in Long Term Care

OR (choose one)

Session #2: Reaching Children Through Play

  • Credits: 3 Category A Credits
  • Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Professional Faculties Building, 3rd Floor

Drumming: A Celebration of Social Work Week

Join the Calgary Area Coordinators and Peg Lewis for a drumming session.

  • Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Extendicare Cedars Villa, 3330 8th Avenue SW, Calgary

Calgary Area Coordinators Holiday Social

  • Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm (official welcome at 5:00 pm)
  • Location: Edgemont Room, Best Western Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW

Are you Digesting Life or Is Life Digesting You?

Join Mary Arbique Vogel, MSW, RSW and Margaret Tobin, MSW (Manitoba) for a compelling presentation about The Way of The Heart (TWOTH), a holistic approach to challenging limitations and supporting the highest possibilities for ourselves, our clients and our world. Participate in demonstrations of this work, explore the relevance of TWOTH to social work practice and take home some gems which you can start using every day.

  • Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: University of Calgary, Downtown Campus - Rm 330, 906 8th Ave NW
  • Fee: $25 RSW / $50 non-member

Calgary Area Coordinators Holiday Social

  • Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm (official welcome at 5:00 pm)
  • Location: Edgemont Room, Best Western Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW

Pub Night

ACSW's Calgary Area Coordinators invite you to a Pub Night.here are refreshments and food specials that evening. Billards and Bowling are also available if anyone is interested.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Shanks Sports Bar North at 103 Crowfoot Terrace N.W. (403-241-2400) We will be meeting in the back room.

Calgary Holiday Social

ACSW's Calgary Area Coordinators cordially invite you to a Holiday Social.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm (official welcome at 5:00 pm)
  • Location: Foothills 1 Room, Best Western Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW

Fall Continuing Competence Workshops

ACSW's Calgary Area Coordinators invite all social workers in the Calgary greater area to the Fall Continuing Competence Workshops! 5 workshops available:

  • Dementia: Developing a Positive Perspective with Melanie Sawatzky, BSW, RSW and Krista Tweed, MA
  • Critical Experiential Social Work with Hieu Van Ngo, PhD
  • Contemplative End of Life: Introduction and practice for social workers caring for patients who are dying and their families with Dr. Laurie Lemieux, BSc, M.Cl.Sc, MD, CCFP and Mary Wallis, PhD, RN
  • Sacred Dance with Alane Witt-Lajeunesse
  • Creating a Foundation for Living an Inspired Life with Jacquie Keller, BSW, RSW and Lori Danyluk, BA, Certified Heart Math Provider and Creativity Coach
  • Lunch Hour Yoga Session with Joanne Morcom, BSW, RSW from 12:20 - 12:50 pm.

Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: University of Calgary, Professional Faculties Building 3256, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
  • Fees: 1 workshop - $45/RSW, $35/Student and $90/Non member
  • Fees: 2 workshops - $80/RSW, $65/Student and $160/Non member
  • Registration: Submission deadline - September 23

Social Policy Framework Presentation

  • Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  • Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Calgary Public Library, Forest Lawn Branch, 4807 8 Ave SE

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Camrose and Lloydminster
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Edmonton
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Holiday Social

Edmonton Area Coordinators cordially invite you to a Holiday Social. All social work students are welcome to attend!

Accepting unwrapped toys or cash donations for Santas Anonymous.

  • Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014 / 3:30 to 6:30 PM (Official Welcome at 5:00 PM)
  • Location: Old Timers Cabin, 9430 Scona Road
  • Performance: Anna Scarpelli and Ella Zenari will be singing Italian opera

The New Standards of Practice: What you need to know

This 3.5 credit workshop will be led by Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LLB, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW.

  • Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 / 12:00 -4:00 PM
  • Location: ACSW Boardroom, #550, 10707 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • $40 for ACSW members
  • RSVP: by November 14th
  • Lunch will be provided (12:00 - 12:30 PM)

This 4 credit workshop will be led by Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LL.B, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 11445 - 40 Ave, Edmonton (Free parking)
  • Supper included in fee

The New Standards of Practice: What you need to know

  • Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Location: ACSW Boardroom, #550, 10707 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • Fee: $25 for ACSW members

An Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 / 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: ACSW Boardroom, #550, 10707 100 Ave NW, Edmonton
  • Fee: $25 for ACSW members

Social Work Week Celebration

  • Refreshments and cake
  • Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 / 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Location: ACSW Boardroom, #550, 10707 100 Ave NW, Edmonton

Pub Night

The Edmonton Area Coordinators are hosting a pub night in celebration of Social Work Week and International Women's Day!

  • Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 / 4:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: On The Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton / Free parking

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Edson
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Edson Past Events

Ethnic Potluck Luncheon - Edson

Edson Area Coordinators invite local social workers to an Ethnic Potluck Luncheon in honour of Social Work Week.

  • Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: The Provincial Bldg, Room 110, 111 54th St, Edson
  • Download the information flyer here

Social Policy Framework Presentation

3-hr presentation led by Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW, Professional Affairs Coordinator, ACSW. Come learn about the social policy framework developed by ACSW and Parkland Institute.

  • Credits: 3 Category 'A' Credits
  • Date: Thursday, October 6
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Edson Provincial Building, Room # 110, 111 54th Street, Edson (park on the west side of the building)

Ethnic Potluck Luncheon - Social Work Week Celebration

  • Date: Monday, March 14, 2011
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: The Provincial Building, 111 54 St

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Fort McMurray
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Fort McMurray Past Events

Fatigued & Frustrated to Energized & Engaged

This 6 Category 'A' credit workshop will be presented by Carla White of Crisp Connections Inc.

  • Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 2nd floor conference room, Provincial Building
  • Fee: $75 for ACSW members

Two Category A Workshops

"Workplace Bullying Experienced by Social Workers" and "Feeling Full, Grounded & Present in Everyday Life: Self-Care for People Who Work with People" (Download the Registration Form )

  • Date: Thursday, February 21
  • Time: 9:00 am - Noon (Lunch provided) 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Provincial Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 9915 Franklin Ave
  • Fee: $25.00 for each workshop or 2 for $50.00

Fort McMurray Area Coordinators Holiday Social

Bring along a small gift for exchange and an appetizer to share!

  • Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Waterways Community Hall, 7302 Bulyea Ave.

The Fort McMurray Area Coordinator’s Committee and participating members would like to recognize all local RSW’s by acknowledging the dedication and hard work you do, especially in consideration of the uniqueness of working in a very diverse northern community.

We would also like to thank those of you who were able to attend our social event last evening, including Gino Restivo from Keyano College, who shared progress on establishing a Diploma Social Work Program in Fort McMurray. Jo-Anne Beggs, RSW with Addiction & Mental Health Services, was the lucky winner of a personal wellness gift certificate, so congratulations Jo-Anne!

In celebrating the person and the professional, take care of yourself while taking care of others.

Happy Social Work Week Fort McMurray!

From the Fort McMurray Area Coordinator’s Committee

  • Brenda M. Smith
  • Lauren Matsyk
  • Janene Hickman
  • Pauline Lau

Competence Workshops

Social Work Boundaries: Managing Relationships in Rural Communities

  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am - Noon
  • Fee: $25.00

Practicing the Keys to Successful Collaboration

  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $25.00

Social Policy Framework Presentation

  • Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • Time: Noon - 1:00 pm (luncheon) / 1:00 - 4:00 pm (presentation)
  • Location: Ron Wolff Auditorium, 7 Hospital Street
  • Fee: $25.00

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Grande Prairie
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Grande Prairie Past Events

Social Policy Framework Presentation / Social Work Week Lunch

This 6 Category 'A' credit workshop will be presented by Carla White of Crisp Connections Inc.

  • Date: Monday, March 14
  • Time: 9:00 am - Noon (presentation) / Noon - 1:00 pm ( lunch)
  • Location: Discovery Rm, QEII Hospital, 10409 98 St
  • Fee: $25.00

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High Level
High Prairie
Hinton
Jasper
Lac La Biche
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Lac La Biche Past Events

Social Work Week Tea

  • Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  • Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Portage College

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Lethbridge
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Lethbridge Past Events

Poverty Reduction Discussion

This was an opportunity to discuss poverty reduction planning with Joe Ceci, MSW, RSW, Inter-City Forum on Social Policy.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 8
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Servus Credit Union Meeting area, Lethbridge Public Library, The Crossings Branch Library 255 Britannia Blvd W, (Access via Caledonia Blvd W)

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Medicine Hat
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Medicine Hat Past Events

Kick off Social Work Week - Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat Alberta College of Social workers Meet and Greet

  • Date:Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Time 2:00-4:30 pm
  • Location: Veiner Centre: Main floor meeting room 225 Woodman Avenue S.E.

Social Policy Framework Presentation

3-hr presentation led by Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW, Professional Affairs Coordinator, ACSW. Come learn about the social policy framework developed by ACSW and Parkland Institute.

  • Credits: 3 Category 'A' Credits
  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Medicine Hat College, 299 College Drive SE
  • Fee: $25.00 (RSW)
  • Maximum 30 participants

Cultural Crossroads Workshop

This 6-hr presentation will be led by Ricardo Carlos, BCom, Centre for Race and Culture and Ian Mathieson, MA, Centre for Race and Culture. This workshop will be an exploration of cultural competency, diversity and inclusion practices in Alberta today.

  • Credits: 6 Category 'A' Credits
  • Date: Friday September 23, 2011
  • Check in: 8:30 am
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Medicine Hat College, 299 College Drive SE, Room F1007
  • Fee: $125 + gst (RSW) / $150 + gst (other professionals)

Poverty Reduction Discussion

This was an opportunity to discuss poverty reduction planning with Joe Ceci, MSW, RSW, Inter-City Forum on Social Policy.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 26
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Medicine Hat College, Courtyard Room

Professional Development Day Professional Development Day

Area Coordinators in Medicine Hat & area would like you to mark your calendars for a professional development opportunity in March! Activities will include a Meet & Greet Thursday evening and 2 Category A workshops on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • DATE: March 17 & 18, 2011
  • LOCATION: Medicine Hat College
  • DETAILS: to follow
  • SOCIAL WORK WEEK: March 13 - 19, 2011

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Peace River Area
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Red Deer
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Central Alberta Social Work Conference
June 16 - 17, 2014
iHotel 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2014
Theme: Social Work: Advocacy, Empowerment, and Transformation
Keynote Speaker: Cindy Blackstock, PhD, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and Associate Professor, University of Alberta.

After three very successful June conferences, the Central Alberta Social Work Conference Organizing Committee , consisting of ACSW Area Coordinators, local Social Workers, and Red Deer College Social Work Faculty, is seeking innovative, critical, and future focused papers/presentations/workshops for their 4th Annual Conference.

Our theme this year is “ Hearing Our Voices: Power, Influences and Control in Social Work

We are interested in proposals that connect with the following broad subthemes:

  • Bullying in the Workplace (and innovative responses)
  • Domestic Violence (rural/urban and violence prevention)
  • Stalking
  • Organizational Ethics (and power and control)
  • Collaborative work (and new ways of working together)
  • Clinician Abuse (and survivorship)
  • Addictions (and practitioner impairment and responses)

Dates: Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Location: Red Deer, Alberta.

The Central Alberta Social Work Conference Committee proudly presents The Third Annual Conference

Overview: 1 ½ days of category “A” professional development workshops & networking. Program information and registration will be sent out soon.

Dates :

  • June 18, 2012 / 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • June 18, 2012 / 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (presentation on “hoarding”)
  • June 19, 2012 / 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Place :

  • Sheraton Hotel (formerly the Capri) Red Deer, Alberta

Registration Costs :

  • $75.00 / $30.00 for students

Refreshment Breaks and Luncheon included

Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

Note this workshop is hosted by Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House but will occur in Red Deer.

  • 6 Category 'A' Credits
  • Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 - Noon / 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Sign in: 8:30 am)
  • Location: Provincial Building, Boardroom # 206, 4920 - 51 St, Red Deer AB
  • Fee: $65.00

2011 Central Alberta Social Work Conference

  • Theme: Moving the Margins: Rural and Radical Social Work Challenges
  • Dates: June 13 & 14, 2011
  • Location: Capri Hotel

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Rocky Mountain House
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Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

*Note this workshop is hosted by Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House but will occur in Red Deer.

  • 6 Category 'A' Credits
  • Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 - Noon / 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Sign in: 8:30 am)
  • Location: Provincial Building, Boardroom # 206, 4920 - 51 St, Red Deer, AB
  • Fee: $65.00

Social Policy Framework Presentation

  • Date: Monday, April 11
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Rocky Mountain House Arena, Youth Hall, 5332 50st
  • Fee: $25.00

Social Work Week Celebration

Come celebrate National Social Work Week and the Proclamation by His Honour Fred Nash, the Mayor or Rocky Mountain House.

  • Date: Monday, March 14
  • Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Rocky Mountain House Arena, Youth Hall, 5332 50st

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Slave Lake
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Slave Lake Past Events

Category A Workshop - Slave Lake

Slave Lake Area Coordinators invite you to a 3 hr Category A workshop on Maintaining Boundaries in Rural Practice.In celebration of Social Work Week lunch and OMG Cupcakes will be offered!

  • Date: Thursday, March 14
  • Time: 9:00 am - Noon

Social Work Week Luncheon

Slave Lake Area Coordinators are hosting a luncheon to celebrate Social Work Week.

  • Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Location: Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake Campus

Social Policy Framework Presentation / Social Work Week Celebration

  • Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am - Noon (presentation) / Noon - 1 pm (celebration)
  • Location: Northern Lakes College, 1201 Main Street SE
  • Fee: $25.00

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Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe
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Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe Past Events

Meet & Greet Breakfast

Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe now have an ACSW Area Coordinator! Come out for this inaugural meet & greet. What social work issues are important to you? How can we support each other?


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