Friday events among observances of Social Work Week

An opportunity to engage in dialogue is the impetus behind “Being an Ally with Indigenous Peoples,” a free public event Friday, March 10, at the Pitt-Ferry Building.

Scheduled as part of Social Work Week, the event will run 10 a.m. to noon in room 116, 167 Ferry Street.

Presenters include:

  • Paul Petahtegoose of the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre;
  • Kaye Johnson of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility;
  • Faith Hale of the Ska Na Family Learning Centre;
  • October Fostey of the Metis Nation of Ontario; and
  • students Daniel Falconer and Cody Cunningham, who will discuss their field placements in Aboriginal organizations.

RSVP to or 519-253-3000, ext. 3064.

The Southwestern Branch of the Ontario Association of Social Workers will hold its annual general meeting Thursday, March 9. Find details on the event, including times and ticket information, on the association’s website.

The Social Work Student Association is hosting a workshop on human trafficking, facilitated by Maureen Thrasher, anti-human trafficking project co-ordinator with Legal Assistance of Windsor. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in in room 116, Pitt-Ferry Building. RSVP to

All these events and more, including profiles of new members of social work faculty, are detailed in the March 2017 edition of the school’s newsletter. Read it online here.