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Rethinking Social Justice at AMED 2017

Rethinking Social Justice at AMED 2017

College members are invited to the 2017 Annual Meeting and Education Day (AMED) for a thought-provoking day of sharing and learning. AMED is part of the Glenda McDonald Educational Series.

This year’s event will take place on June 7, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, and will be webcast live to members throughout the province. The theme is Rethinking Social Justice: On the Path to Change.

The morning will begin with the Annual Meeting, featuring a keynote presentation and remarks from College President Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW, and College Registrar Lise Betteridge, MSW, RSW. This is your chance to hear an update about the College and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Keynote by Peter Menzies – Drawing on Work with First Nations Communities

Pathways to Practice in a Changing Social Context

Peter Menzies, PhD, RSW, is a member of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. He currently works with communities in the Robinson-Huron Treaty area, his ancestral lands. Before establishing his private practice, Peter spent 14 years building culturally congruent programs as Director of Northern Aboriginal Outreach at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In his keynote address, Peter will build on the AMED theme Rethinking Social Justice: On the Path to Change, drawing on his extensive work with First Nations communities in Ontario. Using a historical lens, Peter will share how social work interventions have been used to address social policy gaps. Peter will discuss the importance of helping professionals in mitigating these gaps by supporting individuals, families and communities in developing resiliency in the midst of the changing political and social relationships between Indigenous peoples and governments in Canada.

Even more AMED!

The hardest part about AMED has sometimes been choosing just two afternoon sessions from amongst the eight breakouts. Now you can participate in two sessions live at the event, or by live webcast, and catch up on the others in our archives. The lineup for this year’s afternoon breakout sessions is available on our website at www.ocswssw.org. Check out the sessions you missed last year at http://www.ocswssw.org/members/amed/resilience2016/. Click on the green button labeled “Webcast Archives.”

You can also participate in the event on Twitter by using and following the #AMED2017 hashtag.

If you are interested in attending AMED 2017, please visit www.ocswssw.org to find information and registration details. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact John Gilson, Communications Officer, at jgilson@ocswssw.org.

We look forward to seeing you at AMED 2017!

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