Alberta College of Social Workers

2011 SWW Events / Photos

To celebrate National Social Work Week in Alberta social workers hosted events and set up displays.

The City of Edmonton Celebrating Social Workers

March 08, 2011

Social Workers around the world will join together to celebrate World Social Work Day on March 15, 2011. This annual event, celebrated on the third Tuesday in March, focuses on social work contributions to society.

During the week of March 14-18, the Neighbourhood and Community Development (NCD) Branch of Community Services will have a display set up in the foyer of City Hall to showcase the varied work of City of Edmonton social workers.

Please feel free to drop by and take a look. To all the social workers in NCD who make a positive difference in peoples' lives everyday - THANK YOU!

World Social Work Day is also part of an ongoing dialogue about how to address challenging social conditions worldwide.

On a national level, each province selects a week in March to celebrate our social ideals and values, and to tell the world around us that this is what we believe in.

City of Edmonton's Social Work Week Display

Slave Lake Social Work Week

In honour of Social Work week, area coordinators, Gail Ungstad and Sylvia Pratt, approached the Mayor and Town Council to proclaim March 13-19, 2010 Social Work Week in Slave Lake. It was a wonderful opportunity to heighten the awareness of the valuable services provided by local social workers and to draw attention to the values of social justice and equality upheld by the social work profession.

On March 15, Lori Sigurdson from the ACSW delivered a workshop on the ACSW Social Policy Framework to a group of local social workers. There was a luncheon afterwards where a beautiful cake, representing the theme of this year’s conference, Social Workers as Nation Builders: Speaking Truth to Power was shared.(Pictures attached.) That afternoon, Lori presented to the students in the Northern Lakes College Social Work program on the ACSW, benefits of membership, and current issues.

Events throughout the week provided excellent learning opportunities and a chance to showcase our wonderful profession. Happy Social Work Week to all!

Lori Sigurdson, Professional Affairs Manager with Slave Lake Social Workers.