33rd School Social Work Symposium

November 12, 2020, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Courageous Conversations About Anti-Black Racism
Keynote Address by Kike Ojo-Thompson, Founder of the Kojo Institute

The OASW School Social Work Advisory Group is pleased to announce that the 33rd School Social Work Symposium will be taking place virtually on November 12, 2020.  Mark your calendars for this one of a kind, exceptional event for School Social Workers, educators, allied professionals and senior leaders in education, alike!
This year’s theme is “Courageous Conversations About Anti-Black Racism” and we are thrilled to welcome Kike Ojo-Thompson, founder and principal consultant of the Kojo Institute for our keynote address.

An award-winning expert on equity, inclusion and diversity, Kike specializes in developing, facilitating and implementing innovative solutions for creating equity at an institutional level. A dynamic speaker and educator who artfully balances tact and honesty, Kike has over 20 years of experience leading engaging and effective workshops, lectures, mediations, and trainings for a broad range of organizations eager to create equitable outcomes for their staff and clients.

In addition to her equity work with Kojo Institute, Kike is a member of the Ontario Human Rights Community Advisory Committee, was formerly the senior facilitator for the province’s carding review team, and formerly project lead for One Vision One Voice, a first-of-its-kind initiative tasked with addressing anti-Black racism in the child welfare system.


School Social Work Achievement Award: Application Now Open!

The OASW School Social Work Advisory Group is once again delighted to invite applications for the annual School Social Work Achievement Award.
We encourage you to nominate a School Social Worker in your School Board, who has exceeded your expectations. A person could be recognized for a career of outstanding services, and/or for an exceptional accomplishment, and who exudes qualities such as caring, dependability, enthusiasm and is helpful, resourceful, and knowledgeable.

The deadline for nominations is October 9, 2020.