Saskatchewan govt. celebrates social workers across the province
This year’s theme is Real People. Real Impact.
“Social Work Week gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank social workers across the province for their unique skill set, unwavering commitment to the human services, and passion for helping others,” said Social Services Minister Paul Merriman.
“Our government appreciates the ongoing commitment of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and its membership to our province’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Membership in the organization has grown from 83 from when it was established in 1962 to more than 1,800 today.
They service public and private practice in health, education, justice and child welfare and community-based organizations, working in policy, planning and administration.
“Social Work Week helps us celebrate the diverse role social workers play in our communities,” said Wanda Miller, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers.
“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.”