March 16-22 Proclaimed Social Work Week In Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed March 16-22 as Social Work Week in Saskatchewan. The theme for this year’s celebration is United by Diversity. Strengthened by Inclusion.
“Social Work Week gives us the chance to celebrate the life-changing work that social workers do in our province every day,” Social Services Minister Paul Merriman said. “I want to thank all of Saskatchewan’s registered social workers and the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers for their commitment to supporting and empowering our most vulnerable citizens.”
Across the province, social workers can be found working in public or private practice, or for community-based organizations across the health, education, justice, disability and child welfare sectors. They may also be engaged in policy, planning or administration.
The Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers promotes and governs the profession of social work in the province, ensuring accountability of Registered Social Workers and protecting the public through recognized, ethical standards of practice. The member-based organization was first established in October 1962, and has grown from an active membership of 83 to more than 2,000 registered members.
“The theme for Social Work Week is fitting as social workers are truly united by diversity and strengthened by inclusion,” Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers President Wanda Miller said. “Social workers engage with people in every area of the province, with people of all ages, and with people of all backgrounds. They help people reach their full potential and make our communities better places to live. This week is an opportunity to promote the vital work they undertake and to thank them for their efforts.”
Social Work Week activities are planned in a number of communities across Saskatchewan.
For more information on Social Work Week in Saskatchewan, please visit the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers’ website at www.sasw.ca or the SASW Facebook page.