Social Services Minister Gene Makowsky notes every day social workers help individuals and families experiencing difficulties in their lives. They provide supports and services to help their clients overcome complex challenges including substance misuse, intimate partner violence, mental health crises and intergenerational trauma. Across the province social workers can be found working in public or private practice, in community-based organizations and across the health and mental health, education, justice, disability and child welfare sectors. They may also be engaged in research, policy, planning or administration.
The Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers promotes and regulates the profession with more than 2500 social workers currently registered in the province.
For more information on Social Work Week in Saskatchewan visit the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers' website at www.sasw.ca or the SASW Facebook page.