March 24-30 Proclaimed Social Work Week in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed March 24-30 as Social Work Week in Saskatchewan. The theme for this year’s celebration is Real People. Real Impact.
“Social Work Week gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank social workers across the province for their unique skillset, unwavering commitment to the human services, and passion for helping others,” Social Services Minister Paul Merriman said. “Our government appreciates the ongoing commitment of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and its membership to our province’s most vulnerable citizens.”
The Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers governs the profession of social work in the province. The member-based organization was first established in October 1962, and has grown from an active membership of 83 to more than 1,800 registered members.
Across the province, social workers can be found in public and private practice; in health, education, justice and child welfare, and community-based organizations; working in policy, planning and administration.
Social work offers incredible diversity and fulfillment for those who choose this profession.
“Social Work Week helps us celebrate the diverse role social workers play in our communities,” Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers President Wanda Miller said. “Social workers serve people of all ages and backgrounds by providing practical solutions and working together to solve and cope with problems. This year’s theme, Real People. Real Impact, reflects on the change that occurs through the support social workers provide when working with individuals, families and communities.”
Social Work Week activities are planned in a number of communities across Saskatchewan. For more information on Social Work Week in Saskatchewan, including details on how to register for any of the events, please visit the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers website at www.sasw.ca or their Facebook page.