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Mark Your Calendars for AMED 2018!

Mark Your Calendars for AMED 2018!

The College invites you to its 2018 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) for what will surely be an engaging day of networking and learning. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series, named in honour of the College’s late founding Registrar.

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building (Toronto)
Who should attend: OCSWSSW Members

This year’s theme is Breaking Down Barriers. The morning portion of AMED includes the Annual Meeting, which will feature a keynote presentation and remarks from the College’s Registrar, Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW, and the College’s President, Shelley Hale, RSSW. In the afternoon, attendees will have the option of selecting from eight unique breakouts during the education component of the day.

Keynote Speaker: Casandra Diamond

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the College’s previously confirmed keynote speaker Jennifer Richardson, RSW is no longer able to present at this year’s AMED. The College is pleased to announce, however, that Casandra Diamond will be this year’s keynote speaker. Casandra is the founder and Director of BridgeNorth, a charitable organization working to address and prevent the unique problems faced by victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking by providing programs to assist with their departure and transition from the sex industry.

In her keynote address, Casandra will draw on previous lived experience and her current role to discuss indicators of human trafficking as they relate to children and youth. Casandra will share how having a better understanding of the unique subculture of the sex trade will assist social workers and social service workers in recognizing human trafficking situations and allow them to be more effective in their own practice.

Educational Breakout Sessions

For information regarding this year’s educational sessions, please visit the AMED webpage.

Can’t Attend in Person? Connect with Us Online!

Once again this year, the Annual Meeting portion of the day as well as the keynote presentation will be available via livestream. For more information regarding the livestreaming feature, click here.

The College will also be live-tweeting AMED on its Twitter feed and encourages members to connect with us on Twitter during the event, using the #AMED2018 hashtag.

We look forward to seeing you at AMED 2018 – in person and virtually!

For more information about the 2018 Annual Meeting and Education Day, please contact amed@ocswssw.org.