Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is joining others across Canada this week in honouring and recognizing the diligence, dedication and importance of social workers.
March 6-10 is National Social Work Week. Social workers are a critical part to the supports and services provided through CMHA branches as well as many other community-based agencies and health care settings. Social work is often at the core of services related to mental health, addictions, housing, employment, justice and more. The theme #SocialWorkIsEssential speaks to the diverse and essential nature of the profession, from providing critical support, to navigating complicated health, mental health and social services systems, to mobilizing mental health access for Ontarians.
According to the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), there are more than 20,000 registered social workers in Ontario alone. Social workers are embedded in health care, long-term care, schools, community mental health, addictions support, private practice and more to provide early intervention, reduce barriers and deliver direct, ongoing, quality mental health care.
From CMHA Ontario, thank you social workers for all you do to support those with mental health and addictions needs!
For more information on social work in Ontario, visit oasw.org.