Alberta College of Social Workers

Supervision and Mentorship Resource

Welcome to ACSW's Supervision and Mentoring Resource! The purpose of this resource is to connect supervisors/mentors with supervisees/mentees in order to advance and strengthen the practice of social work in Alberta.

Supervision is a formal relationship with the goal of developing the competence and theoretical practice of the supervisee. Supervisors provide all or a portion of the 1500 hours of supervised practical experience that social workers require to become registered.

Mentors contribute to the mentee's personal development by sharing expertise, values,skills, perspectives and proficiencies. The mentoring relationship is supportive, does not involve evaluation, and can consist of as few as 3 sessions or last up to a year.