Children, Seniors and Social Development
March 09, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development:

Minister Gambin-Walsh Recognizes March as Social Work Month

Mr. Speaker, March is National Social Work Month, and I rise today in this Honourable House to pay tribute to our province’s social workers.

The theme for this year’s National Social Work Month is Social Work: Rooted in Diversity - Cultivating Change and the focus is on celebrating the diversity of the social work profession and the valuable contributions social workers make in enhancing the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in our society.

Mr. Speaker, in Newfoundland and Labrador, there are more than 1,500 registered social workers who are committed to improving the health, safety and social well-being of residents through direct service delivery, health promotion and providing social programs.

Throughout the month, social workers are engaged in many professional development and networking events in all regions of the province to promote and celebrate their profession. This provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of social work in governments, organizations and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Honourable members to join me in recognizing social workers throughout our province, the rest of Canada and indeed the world for their ongoing dedication and support in the delivery of professional social work services.

2017 03 09                              2:00 p.m.