Wednesday August 27, 2014

Social Work Week in Sask.


The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to celebrate the contribution of social workers to the health, safety and well-being of Saskatchewan residents during Social Work Week from March 16-22.

This year’s theme is “Social Workers Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada.”

“Social workers are trained professionals whose skills and talents help to make lives better,” Social Services Minister June Draude said. “I am so pleased to recognize all of the social workers in our province and the essential work they provide.”

Social workers provide their services in a variety of settings, including family service agencies, child welfare programs, hospitals, mental health clinics, schools, correctional facilities, long-term care homes, and federal and provincial departments, as well as in private practice.

“Social Work Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the ways in which social workers impact and improve social wellness,” Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW) President-Elect Kirk Englot said. “This year’s theme was selected to reflect the profession’s growing concern for social, economic and health inequities in Canada.”

Established in 1962, SASW is a member-based organization that governs the profession of social work, and serves the public interest by regulating the profession, supporting ethical social work practice, and advocating for social justice. The organization has an active membership of more than 1,400 social workers who live and work in communities across the province.

For more information about SASW and the events they will be hosting around the province during Social Work Week, please visit For more information on the Canadian Association of Social Workers, please visit



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