Alberta College of Social Workers

2014 Social Work Week

2014 Social Work Week visit to the Alberta Legislature

ACSW representatives recently visited the Alberta Legislature for Social Work Week.
Alberta Hansard, Thursday, March 6, 2014

From left to right: Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities Naresh Bhardwaj, Tim Golumbia, Pamela Anderson, Lori Sigurdson, Alec Stratford, Minister of Human Services MameetBhullar, Rick Guthrie, Mira Zorniak and Justin Mettler.


Edson Area Coordinators Social Work Week photos

Social Work Display
L to R: Anna Skinner & Genevieve Gliddon

Altaf Ali the Edson Area Coordinator hosted the Fourth Annual Social Work Week Ethnic Luncheon. The luncheon drew a variety of members from the Edson community including Family and Community Support Services, Family School Liaisons from Grand Yellowhead Public School Division, The Friendship Centre, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Adult Learning Centre, Native Counselling Services, BEST Program and Edson Family Literacy. There were about 35 people in attendance.


High Prairie Coordinators

On March 7th, Area Coordinators Nathalie Guimond and Cheryl Deynaka hosted their first ever event in High Prairie! These members celebrated social work week while enjoying some chicken wings.

Left to right: Misti Cottingham , Heather McClelland, Cheryl Deynaka, Lorena Dubois, Nathalie Guimond, and Ericka Schmaltz.


Jasper Social Week

In Jasper, Area Coordinators Tiffany Toussaint and Laurie-Ann Reddick gave out cookies to Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff to celebrate Social Work Week. Laurie-Ann created a display that was showcased in the AHS office. Tiffany, Laurie-Ann and other social workers presented at the local high school in Jasper regarding the social work profession. Laurie-Ann delivered cookies and a card to social workers in Hinton, Alberta . This was a well-received surprise.

Social Work Display in Jasper
Left to right: Laurie-Ann Reddick, Tiffany Toussaint and Wanda Ferland

Delivering cookies during social work week
Left to right: Laurie-Ann Reddick, Sue Arends Tiffany Toussaint


City of Edmonton Display


Red Deer College

Lori Sigurdson, Manager, Professional Affairs presented to Red Deer College social work students. All enjoyed a cake in celebration of Social Work Week.