June 6, 2022
Featured Webinar
Introducing a New Indigenous Adapted CBT Model: Mikwendaagwad Sacred Circle CBT
Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET | Online
Presented by: Charity Fleming MSW, RSW

Join us in celebrating social work innovation in the field of indigenous mental health. Learn about Mikwendaagwad “it is remembered” Sacred Circle CBT, a new indigenous adapted CBT model developed by indigenous social worker Anangkwe “Star Woman” Charity Fleming (MSW, Registered Social Worker). In this 90 minute session you will learn about genocides burden of illness carried by indigenous people across Turtle Island, and two key holistic interventions for individual mental health treatment.
New Online Courses
Privilege & Unconscious Bias
Monday, June 13, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET | Online
Presented by: Marci Gray, MSW, RSW

This course explores both the systemic and individual aspects of racism and how our biases can lead to a system that works toward the disadvantage of certain groups. As we examine the concepts of race and racism we also explore the term racist and discuss why we tend to shy away from this idea. This 3-hour session will be a reflective one in which learners will examine their own unconscious bias, positions of power and privilege as well as how to avoid or mitigate the risks of harm that unconscious bias and microaggressions can cause. 
Knowledge Mobilization:
Anti-Black Racism Theory in Practice: Working with Black-led, Black-serving and Black-focused (B3) organizations
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET | Online
Presented by: Candies Kotchapaw, BSW, MSW, CYW

This course will expose social workers to the operational experiences of Black-led, Black-serving and Black-focused (B3) organizations. It will investigate sites of oppression within the non-profit sector, and highlight various forms of resistance and systemic advocacy being conducted by B3 organizations.
Reconstructing the Narrative: How Clients Tell Stories & How Practitioners Deconstruct Stories
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET | Online
Presented by: Audrey Thompson, BA, MSW, RSW 

This course aims to bring light to the individual, institutional and systemic nature of racism. This interactive and reflective session will allow learners to confront their own perspectives, become aware of unconscious biases and learn more about how racism exists and is perpetuated through every day interactions. Solutions for combatting racism will be weaved throughout.
These courses are some of the many OLC offerings available for free to RSWs, RSSWs, and social work / social service worker students until June 24, 2022.

Spaces are limited. Register today!
Upcoming Webinars
We are pleased to offer a series of time-limited, free webinars to Registered Social Workers and Registered Social Service Workers in Ontario, with support from Employment Ontario, the Ontario Government and the Government of Canada. Reserve your spot today!
Utilizing Ontario's Human Rights Code to Support Clients facing Discrimination
Presented by: Shalini Konanur, Executive Director & Lawyer, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
Tuesday, June 7 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Experiential Workshop: Building Mental Resilience
Presented by: Milena Braticevic, PhD
Wednesday, June 8 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Decolonizing Social Work
Presented by: Giselle Dias, MSW, RSW, Program Director, Centre for Indigegogy, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Wednesday, June 15 @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Complex Trauma Informed Therapy with Survivors of Human Trafficking & Sex Trafficking
Presented by: Lisa Romano-Dwyer, Shiffo Farah & Jasmine DeFina
Thursday, June 16 @ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ET
Prejudices That Impact LGBTQ+ People
Presented by: Marco Posadas, MSW, RSW
Friday, June 17 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET
An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for 2SLGBTQ+ Clients
Presented by: Jenna MacKay, MA, MSW, RSW
Monday, June 20 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Managing Difficult Emotions in Substance Use Recovery
Presented by: Sly Sarkisova, MSW, RSW
Thursday, June 23 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
The Neurodiversity Movement: A Social Worker’s Curiosity about Adult ADHD
Presented by: Krista Carlin (she/her), BA/BSW, MSW, ADHD-CCSP, RSW and Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) Member
Friday, June 24 @ 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
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