Alberta College of Social Workers

Award Recipients

Alberta College of Social Workers 2013 Awards

The Nominations and Recruitment Committee have reviewed the nominees and Council has approved the following recipients:

Honorary Membership Excellence in Social Work Practice John Hutton Memorial Award
Bill Moore-Kilgannon
  • Sandra Alton
  • Hugh McGeary
  • Mark Sloan
Sherry McKibbon

Awards for 2013 will be presented at the Awards Luncheon at the 2014 Annual Conference to be held at:

  • Hall "D", Shaw Conference Centre
  • Time: 12:30
  • Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Address: 9797 Jasper Ave. NW Edmonton, AB

For further information contact the ACSW office at (780) 421-1167 or 1-800-661-3089.or by email to Noreenm@acsw.ab.ca

Awards Review Guidelines

Nominations should include:

  • Letter outlining reasons for specific award nomination
  • Current resume of nominee
  • Two RSW nominators
  • Relevant supporting documents

The following questions will be used to guide the selection process:

Award  Process
A. John Hutton Memorial Award for Social Action/Policy

This award recognizes outstanding contribution to the profession of social work and the community through social action/policy.

  • What was the unmet community need?
  • What was the social action/policy?
  • What makes the achievement outstanding?
  • What was the impact on the community?
B. Excellence in Social Work Practice

This award recognizes exemplary practice and commitment that has been demonstrated over time.

  • What was the exemplary practice?
  • What examples of commitment to the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice were demonstrated?
  • What was the impact on clients, workplace, community?
C. Honourary Membership

This award recognizes non-social workers who have made a significant contribution to the values and ideals of social work and who have advanced the goals of ACSW.

  • What was/were the significant contribution(s)?
  • Which values and ideals of social work were involved?
  • Which ACSW goals were advanced?

Adopted December 10, 2010

Description

The ACSW established the John Graham Hutton Award for Social Action/Policy following his untimely death on December 24, 1990. John Hutton had worked tirelessly for ACSW, serving on many committees, including Council and as President from 1984 - 1985. At the time of his death, John was a full time instructor with the Social Work Program at the Grant MacEwan Community College, where he had taught since 1978. John was a champion of social justice, advocating endlessly for clients, students and the profession. He had specific expertise in social policy, community practice and direct practice, always encouraging the profession to enhance social and political environments. John had particular interest in working with seniors and aboriginal peoples and students. John was a founding board member of Operation Friendship and Pioneer Place and had been instrumental in the development and delivery of several off-campus social work diploma programs to aboriginal students in their home communities. At the time of his death he was in the process of completing his dissertation/Doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University. One way in which John's spirit and vision of our profession live on is through this award.

Criteria

Outstanding contribution to the profession of social work and the community through advocacy, social action, policy development/analysis (including work completed on behalf of ACSW), program development or political action aimed at enhancing social functioning, service delivery systems and the environments in which we live and work with our clients. Nominees for this award must be members in good standing of the ACSW.

Past Award Recipients:

Recipient
Year
Marcus Busch
1992
AASW Committee on Gerontological Social Work
1993
Sherry McKibben
1994
Jacquie Gaboury
1995
Sam Blakely
1996
Neil Deringer
1997
Margaret Brown, MSW, RSW
1998
Diana Everatt, MSW, RSW
1999
Kay Wong, MSW, RSW
2001
Papiya Das, MSW, RSW
2002
Valerie Laforce
2003
John Reilly, MSW, RSW
2004
Swati Fernando
2005
Jenny Kain
2006
Maureen Andruschak
2007
Pol Ngeth
2009
Marina Giacomin
2009
Carolyn and Butch Nutter
2010
Joe Ceci
2011
Brenda Brochu
2011
Dr, Betty Jean Bastien
2012
Description:

The ACSW Award for Excellence in Social Work Practice recognizes Registered Social Workers who have exhibited exemplary skills and commitment to the Code of Ethics and mission of the ACSW while engaged in providing direct service to clients.

Criteria:
  • Nominees must be Registered Social Workers in good standing with the ACSW;
  • Nominees must have exhibited exemplary skills and commitment to the Code of Ethics and mission of the Alberta College of Social Workers;
  • Preference will be given to nominees engaged in providing direct service to clients;
  • Nominees working in a variety of practice settings will be considered so that, over time, social workers from a variety of practice settings will be recognized.
Past Award Recipients

Recipient
Year
Catherine Colleen Morrison
1995
Jan Wiedman
1996
Audrey Ferber
1997
Sharon Harewood
1998
W. Dennis Switzer
1999
Gayle Stewart, MSW, RSW
2000
Elizabeth Hazelwood, PhD, RSW
2000
Heather Moon, BSW, RSW
2001
Morris Chaban, BSW, RSW
2002
Jane Khau, MSW, RSW
2002
Suzanne Rosebrugh, MSW, RSW
2002
Jim Thomson, BSW, RSW
2002
Sandra Gillis
2003
NaghmaNajmi
2003
Liz Hedegaard, BSW, RSW
2004
ZemetaChefeke, MSW, RSW
2004
TannisEapen
2005
George Jason
2005
Richard Gregory
2006
Janice Martin
2006
Marilyn Wilson
2006
Deborah Livergood
2006
Debra Best
2007
Charlotte Cooper
2007
Peter Smyth
2007
Lana Bentley
2008
Kay Feehan
2008
Ian MacKenzie
2008
Shirley Piedt
2008
Joan Wahl
2008
Lynn King
2009
Meagan MacLeod
2009
Mary Shillington
2009
Rebecca Withers
2009
Elaine Eskow
2010
Laurel Fitzsimonds
2010
Connie Olsen
2010
Connie Zacharias
2010
Colleen Elizabeth Clark
2011
Sandy Lyon
2011
Judith Mason
2011
Lisa Lamont
2012

Description

Honourary memberships may be awarded to a person or group of persons (non-social workers) who have made a significant contribution to the values and ideals inherent in the profession of social work and who have advanced the goals of the ACSW.

Criteria

There will be a maximum of one honourary membership awarded per year with ACSW Council having discretion to approve more on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee.

  • This recognition is not limited to Albertans.
  • Honourary memberships will be awarded only when there is a nominee who meets the criteria for selection.
  • Honourary Members will be presented with a framed Honourary Members' Certificate and have their name engraved on the Honourary Membership plaque that will be kept on display in the ACSW office.
Past Award Recipients:

Recipient
Year
E.J. (Ted) Kibblewhite
February 1974
Albert Comanor
January 1979
Duncan W. Rogers
January 1979
Herbert Allard
January 1980
Thelma Scambler
February 1981
Mary Davis
February 1981
Keith Wass
March 1983
Leonard Richards
March 1983
F.H. (Tim) Tyler
March 1987
Katherine (Kit) Gillis
March 1987
Clara Mintz
March 1990
Bettie Hewes
March 1993
Don Milne
March 1993
Marcella Gillis
May 1993
Marie MacDonald
March 1994
John Jack Patrick Kirley
June 1996
Gwenneth Gowanlock
June 1997
Alice Hanson
June 1997
Edmonton Social Planning Council
June 1998
Liz O'Neill
March 1999
Michael Phair
March 2000
David Ross
March 2000
Crossroads
March 2002
Allyson Jeffs
March 2003
Raj Pannu
March 2004
Multicultural Health Brokers Coop
April 2005
Family And Community Support Services Association of Alberta
March 2007
Barb Scott
March 2009
Jan Reimer
March 2010
Diana Gibson
2012