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|
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:
| 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.
| B. Excellence in Social Work Practice
This award recognizes exemplary practice and commitment that has been demonstrated over time.
| 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.
Adopted December 10, 2010
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.
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:
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.
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.