The Working Centre has been supporting Internationally Educated professionals to access education and work in the Social Work sector.
We have worked closely with project partners to improve access to further education and to support employment opportunities. Partners include:
- Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work
- Renison University College
- Conestoga College
- Sarah Marsh & Associates and the Centre for Community Based Research
We have been working to improve access to education and to employment for Internationally Educated professionals interested in the Social Work sector.
- View the Social Work in Waterloo Region final report found on the website of the Centre for Community Based Research.
- View the Social Work in Waterloo Region Power Point presentation (in .pdf format) for an overview of this innovative partnership.
- View our Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term planning grid for Internationally Educated Professionals interested in the social work sector and work with your employment counsellor to navigate through this complex journer.
As of the Fall of 2011, we are working again with our collaborative partners to offer a mini-bridge project. Click here for the flyer for this Social Work Workshop Series Fall 2011. Over 30 people are currently registered in this workshop series.
We are in the process of submitting a proposal for a further funding request to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to continue this innovative work in Waterloo Region.
If you are an Internationally Trained Individual who is a social worker or interested in social work we recommend you make an appointment with an employment counsellor at The Working Centre. We will use our experience working with individuals like yourself and will help you in your short, medium and long term planning.