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MCSW Joins Reconciliation Run

Reconciliation Run is a half marathon event, rooted in the teaching of movement as medicine, that promotes intergenerational healing, reflection and learning.  As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, MCSW encourages members to take some time to walk, run or take a quiet moment in their own way to reflect on the historical and ongoing impacts of the Residential School System.

In honour of residential school survivors and all those who did not make it home, MCSW Executive Director, Barbara Temmerman, will participate in the 2nd annual Reconciliation Run, beginning at the ruins of the former Residential School in Birtle, Manitoba and concluding at Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation.

Throughout the month of September, join Barb on a 5K reflection run beginning at the Pavilion side of the Assiniboine Park footbridge at 5 p.m. on September 13, 18, 25 or 26, 2023.  Run, walk, bike or take a moment to sit in the park and reflect.  All are welcome.

The reflection run is an informal, voluntary event. Physical activity involves certain risks. Please ensure you are able to participate safely. MCSW does not assume any risk or liability in the event of injury or illness.

Members are also invited to register online for the official Reconciliation Run.



Full day event 8:30am to 4:30pm on Friday, October 13, 2023, Victoria Inn, Winnipeg

Review the Education Event Program for full details on each session.

Morning Keynote

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions (choose one)


Engaging with Anti-Oppressive Anti-Racist (AOAR) Grounding Principles

Presenter:  Dr. Warren Clarke, PhD

(3 CCP formal hrs)

Session 1:

2STLGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion Training

Presenter: Erika Reis, SERC

(3 CCP formal hrs)

Session 2:

Living on the Edge Poverty Simulation

Presenter: United Way

(3 CCP formal hrs) 

Fee is for full day registration and includes a complimentary lunch*


Member Fee  $125

Registration opens August 17, 2023

Register for the Education Event through your Member Portal. 

Session 3:

Our Home on Native Land: Mobilizing Justice in Social Work Practice

Presenter: Jennifer Meixner, BSW, RSW

(3 CCP Social Work with Indigenous Peoples hrs)

Session 4:

Community Resilience Model: Supporting Wellness and Self-Regulation

Presenter: Kari McCluskey

(3 CCP formal hrs) 

Student Member fee:  $125

Guest fee:  $150

Student Member or Non member? Call the College directly at 204-888-9477 to register.


*Dietary accomodation required?  Contact Susan at admin@mcsw.ca.



MCSW Virtual Annual General Meeting 

October 26, 2023 @ 12 PM

Click here to register for the AGM

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MARCH 2023

Every day, social workers support people in navigating complex systems. We are uniquely positioned to identify and fill systemic gaps, provide key services and programs, and connect communities to what they need, all while applying our skills to build a more just world. This National Social Work Month, let’s recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of social workers in supporting health, mental health and well-being across complex systems and settings.

Visit socialworkisessential.ca for posters, social media graphics, events, contests and more!

MCSW Posters:

“The government of Manitoba continues to recognize and support the valued contributions made by Social Workers in Manitoba.  Social Work Month provides an opportunity to acknowledge the work of this dedicated group of professional for their compassion and for the vital contributions they make to the daily lives of countless families and communities throughout our province.”