Monthly Archives: April 2016

National Social Work Month

Happy National Social Work Month!

“Social Work: Profession of Choice” remains the theme for National Social Work Month (March 2016). This year the ASWNC has partnered with all three territorial governments to thank all social workers in and outside of government for all your hard work.

We know that social workers can be found across the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut working with individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance individual and collective well-being. As social workers we are dedicated to the empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and/or living in poverty and we endeavour to change the structures that contribute to these concerns. This is busy and hard work and you are not alone in this. Whether you are in Whitehorse, Aklavik or Cambridge Bay we would like to honour all social workers for the work you do!

With this in mind, the ASWNC is launching a social media campaign to call attention to your hard work and to assist in educating residents of northern Canada about our profession. Over the next few weeks it is our hope that the attached post card makes it to you! If you do not receive a post card, feel free to download one here. Also, if you wish to be added to our mailing list, feel free to contact Vanessa Rankin at:

We would like to invite you to take a “selfie” with your postcard and post this to the ASWNC Facebook page with a brief note about why social work is a profession of choice for you. At 5:00 pm MST on Friday, April 15, 2016 we will draw one name per territory out of those who submit their photo for a free one year membership to the ASWNC. If you are not on Facebook, no problem! Feel free to submit your entry by email to: to be entered in the draw.

Wishing you a very happy National Social Work Month!


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