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Decolonizing Social Work
This webinar will explore how colonization continues to structure social work practice. It is a step in understanding why decolonizing must be part of social work practitioners’ and educators’ response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) calls for action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. It will also offer an opportunity for participants to get an overview of what it means to engage in their own decolonizing journey.

Webinar Key Objectives
• Participants will begin to explore how decolonizing will influence their social work practice.
• Begin to introduce participants to knowledge(s) or knowledge sets within a decolonizing journey.
• To foster curiosity and desire to engage in participants own decolonizing journeys.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $40

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Jun 15, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Giselle Dias
Program Coordinator @Centre for Indigegogy. Indigenous Centred Wholistic Professional Development Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Giselle Dias is Metis from the Red River. She is a graduate of the MSW Indigenous Field of Study (IFS) program at Laurier University and is currently in the IFS PhD program. Giselle is also the Program Coordinator at the Centre for Indigegogy. She has experienced the personal and professional benefits that come from engaging in Decolonizing through the learning and practice of Indigegogy.