June 14, 2010
Two organizations are working together to reduce barriers facing internationally educated social workers looking for work.
Social Services Network has joined forces with Ryerson University’s internationally educated social work professionals bridging program to organize a meeting for employed, underemployed, and/or unemployed internationally educated social work professionals living or working in York Region.
This is a first step that may lead to the creation of an internationally educated social work network in York Region, as well as to subsequent outreach to employers in the social service sector.
The ultimate goal is reducing individual and systemic barriers faced by social workers in their search for suitable employment.
The first meeting for internationally educated social work professionals living or working in York Region is for people to meet and reduce the sense of isolation that some may be experiencing.
The meeting is also to share successes, challenges and strategies related to seeking/gaining employment. Social workers can learn about resources/programs/services that might be of assistance to them.
The meeting is on Saturday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Markham Civic Centre (Canada Room) at 101 Town Centre Blvd. in Markham. Admission is free.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 23.