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End of Academic Year Wishes for Social Work Students

Dear Social Work Community Member,

As the 2020-2021 academic year comes to a completion, I invite you all to share your end-of-year wishes to the 2021 graduating class of social work students. These messages will be collated into a document and shared with the global social work community members before May-June Virtual Convocation Ceremonies in Canada via the https://krasun.ca/blog/  blog post. Please submit your message by Monday, May 10th via the following link https://forms.gle/ZB2kuZTAASZZPZyB6

Thanks so much for your support, and congratulations to 2021 social work graduating students!

With respect

Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

#TheSWEducator

Canadian Podcasts for Social Workers and Human Service Professionals

Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

Recently I have been encouraged at the CASWE-ACFTS Social Policy and Advocacy Committee meeting to find some Canadian podcasts that can be useful for social policy and advocacy work. Thank you, Dr Victoria F. Burns, PhD  @betesandbites, for starting the list with The Evidence podcast. Please check some other podcasts that are produced in Canada. If you know of additional Canadian podcasts, please keep me updated, and I will add them to the list.

The Evidence

Hosted by Lee Arbon, Amanda Deseure and Victoria Lewis, this new series dives into the leading research and current trends surrounding substance use and addiction in Canada. We investigate and review the evidence on alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stigma and more. Each month, The Evidence features guests from CCSA or those working in the community. We combine the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)’s knowledge and evidence with people who face substance use disorders every day in their personal and professional lives. We converse with people in health care about the medical challenges of substance use and addiction. We learn from people with lived or living experience. Their knowledge inspires our conversation.

Link: https://ccsa.ca/evidence

Alright, Now What?

Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. On this show we’re asking, how does a pandemic affect the most marginalized people among us? And how do we get from there, to where we want to be?

We’ll be talking to our resident experts about the pandemic’s impact on women and girls, and which structures are failing women during this emergency.

Then we’ll be looking forward, to uncover how we can use this challenging time not to go “back to normal,” but instead to invest in a new normal where gender equality is our reality

Link: https://canadianwomen.org/podcast/

Social Work Me

This podcast is a brought to you by Southwest Counselling Services in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The show is for social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone in the mental health profession as well anyone looking for more information on improving their mental health or overall wellness. The show is hosted by Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist- Matt Barnes. Every episode aims to be informative, relevant and full of practical tips, tricks and wisdom from some of the leading experts in the field.

Link: https://swcounselling.ca/blog/

Canadian Employment and Labour Law Podcast

Join our team as they delve into the ever changing employment and labour law landscape with the Canadian Employment and Labour Law podcast series. In this series of podcasts our host Alison Walsh and her guests will offer short, timely and insightful content you can listen to on-demand, whenever and wherever you like. If you have any employment and labour law questions that we can assist with, please reach out to a member of the team.

Link: https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/podcasts/canadian-employment-and-labour-law-podcast 

On the Way Home

On the Way Home is a podcast that brings together the voices and issues involved in ending homelessness in Canada. Come back every Thursday to hear a new episode featuring bright voices on important issues on housing and homelessness, co-hosted by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and Blue Door.

Link: https://onthewayhome.ca/

2 Crees in a Pod

Indigenous podcast – 2 nehiyaw women sharing space with other Indigenous folks/allies, having honest conversation about Indigenous everything.

Link: https://www.instagram.com/2_crees_in_a_pod/

Rural Routes Podcasts

Rural Routes is a Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation initiative. This show is supported through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection grant.

Link: http://rplc-capr.ca/rural-routes-podcasts/

JUSTICE VS.

What are your rights, anyway? Justice Vs. is a podcast that explores the ever-changing landscape of civil liberties in Canada. Host Maria Rio will interview activists, lawyers, organizers, and those most impacted by rights violations across the country. Through these conversations, we seek to understand what our rights are in Canada — to protest, to security, to equality — and what their limitations are and how our systems fail the most vulnerable. 

Link: https://ccla.org/justice-vs/ 

PsychEd

PsychEd is a psychiatry podcast created by medical learners, for medical learners. We’re a team of psychiatry residents that have come together to create a mental health educational podcast because we saw a need for something catered to our specialty at our training level. In each episode, we pick a common psychiatric condition and talk about its diagnosis or management with a staff member from the Department of Psychiatry. Our idea originated at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and we hope to make this a widespread initiative. Whether you’re sitting on a subway or jogging on a treadmill, you can learn about various psychiatric conditions on the go, brought to you by PsychEd.

Link: https://www.psychedpodcast.org/episodes

University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work

The University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work is one of Canada’s largest social work schools and provides social work education across Alberta Canada. We are consistently among the top 15 research schools in North America. The last episode was recorded in 2020. Here is the research article published based on the podcast

Ferrer, I., Lorenzetti, L., & Shaw, J. (2020). Podcasting for social justice: exploring the potential of experiential and transformative teaching and learning through social work podcasts. Social Work Education, 39(7), 849-865. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02615479.2019.1680619

Link: https://soundcloud.com/ucalgary-social-work

Profiles in Social Work

Profiles in Social Work, the podcast series of the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, shares information about the field of social work through the diverse experiences of our alumni. Their stories highlight the many ways FIFSW graduates are making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities. Podcast was last updated in 2014.

Link: https://socialwork.utoronto.ca/alumni/profiles/  

More Instagram featured Social Work Podcast

Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

The initial podcast link we developed with Ani (access here: https://krasun.ca/2021/04/05/social-work-podcasts/ ) allowed me to do more research and highlight a few additional social work connected podcasts. The next challenge will be to highlight Canadian social work podcasts; we already shared some in both lists. If you know any, let me know, and we will keep building the list. Enjoy listening.

 Social Work Social Podcast

Podcast hosted by @melaniematthewscounselling and featuring interviews with social workers about mental health treatmentlinktr.ee/Melaniematthewscounselling

Link: https://www.instagram.com/socialworksocialpodcast/

Social Work Stories Podcast

Exploring Social Work practice through stories and critical reflection.linktr.ee/socialworkstoriespod

Link: https://www.instagram.com/sowkstoriespod/  

The Social Work Rants Podcast

A social work podcast sharing funny, personal and educational stories in the world of #socialwork. Hosted by Basiliso (Bas) Moreno, MSW 🇺🇸🇵🇷linktr.ee/basmrmsw

Link: https://www.instagram.com/thesocialworkrantspodcast/

(A)typical Social Work(er) LLC

Masters prepared Social worker 👩🏾‍💼& sometime socialite💃🏽#atypical #podcast. Your unapologetic guide to standing TALL in the social work field 🌱✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾linktr.ee/Atypicalsocialworker

Link: https://www.instagram.com/atypical_social_worker_podcast/

Guerrilla Social Work Podcast

Addressing new and innovative approaches to social issues, mental health, and forensic therapy.

https://tinyurl.com/GSWPiTunesguerrillasocialwork.org

Link: https://www.instagram.com/guerrillasocialwork/

Decolonize Social Work Podcast

A conversation about #socialwork, oppression, and liberation. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, and Spotify.decolonizesocialwork.org

Link: https://www.instagram.com/decolonizesocialwork/

Social Work Me Podcast

Presented by @swcounselling in Sarnia, ONpodcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/social-work-me/id1490264622

Link: https://www.instagram.com/socialwork_me/ 

ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴏᴄɪᴀʟ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ʀᴏᴜᴛᴇꜱ ᴘᴏᴅᴄᴀꜱᴛ

ᴊᴏɪɴ ᴜꜱ ᴏɴ ꜱᴘᴏᴛɪꜰʏ ᴛᴏ ʟɪꜱᴛᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴏᴄɪᴀʟ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ʀᴏᴜᴛᴇꜱ — ꜱᴛᴏʀɪᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴘᴇʀꜱᴏɴᴀʟ, ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴏᴄɪᴀʟ ᴛʀᴀɴꜱꜰᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

🔬𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 🎤 Kris Clarke .#socialwork open.spotify.com/episode/2rSwn6xLwtjO8onuuuzMtS?si=QdNvtGvbRz6I5TJ6UP8T6

Link: https://www.instagram.com/socialworkroutespodcast/

How To Social Work It Podcast

Deanna Aliperti + Deanna Doherty, LMSWs📚

Presenting our podcast: featuring the ins + outs of the Social Work field with exciting guests!✨

⬇️Out now!!linktr.ee/HowToSocialWorkItPodcast

Link: https://www.instagram.com/howtosocialworkitpodcast/