Panel discussion on the future of the social work profession in Ontario, October 30/14

Should be an interesting talk to bridge front line practice with social work values and vision., Bill

Thursday, October 30, 2014 —-2:00 – 3:30 PM

 Kaminski Room Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) 737 Parkdale Avenue 

 Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the future of the social work profession in Ontario. Emerging trends and challenges facing social workers today will be explored. The new OASW President, Keith Adamson will focus on how the profession of social work must position itself in order to thrive in today’s world. We will also hear local commentary on the unique challenges and opportunities for social workers working in the community, health care and private practice.

Join us for an enlightening conversation about what makes us proud to be social workers in Eastern Ontario!


Moderator: Karen Nelson, Chief of Social Work, Director of Spiritual Care, The Ottawa Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Keith Adamson, OASW President (2014)

Keith Adamson brings more than 20 years of experience in clinical, management and professional practice leadership roles. Trained as a Social Worker, Keith completed both his MSW and BSW at the University of Montreal and his PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto.  Keith is presently the Senior Director for Collaborative Practice at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.

After rejoining the Association’s Executive as Treasurer-Secretary in 2012, Keith is excited about taking on the new role of President for 2014-2016. He believes in the values of social work and the societal contribution that social workers make on a daily basis. He is committed to making the role of social work known to those outside of the profession and building pride amongst those within the profession.


Sarah Caspi, Shalom Bayit/Assistant Executive Director, Jewish Family Services

Geneviève Côté, Social Worker, The Ottawa Hospital


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