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Alumni Association AGM with Keynote by Dr. Deepy Sur, CEO of OASW

June 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Alumni Association of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) invites you to join its Annual General Meeting (AGM), virtually, followed by a talk by Dr. Deepy Sur, CEO of OASW: “OASW: Influencing the Future of the Social Work Profession through Innovative Leadership.”

All FIFSW alumni around the globe are welcome to join.

The FIFSWAA is also seeking to fill three vacant positions on its Board of Directors. Please view the FIFSW Alumni Association Nominations for Board of Directors 2022-2023 – Extended Deadline document for further details to consider joining the Board. The deadline to submit a nomination has now been extended to next Monday, June 20th at 12 noon. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Time: 6:30pm—8:00pm EST



Agenda – FIFSW Alumni Association AGM (June 20, 2022)

Minutes – FIFSW Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (October 4, 2021)

Engagement Summary – FIFSWAA (2021-2022)

2021-2022 FIFSW Alumni Mentorship Program Report

FIFSWAA Financial Statement 2021-22

FIFSW Alumni Scholarships 2021-2022

FIFSWAA Slate of Nominations for Board of Directors 2022-2023

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Deepy Sur, PhD, RSW

CEO, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)


About the Talk:

This session will focus on the new and innovative ways our Association has embraced member engagement, policy advocacy and building the credibility of our profession. In addition, strategies for leadership and transformative leadership will be shared.


Part 1: About OASW

Part 2: Adopting a model of deeper member engagement

Part 3: Adopting new ways of influencing govt and policy work

Part 4: Our successes, examples

Part 5: The future of social work and our work


About Dr. Deepy Sur, PhD, RSW, CEO, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Dr. Deepy Sur is the Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She is an innovative and collaborative leader with diverse social work expertise, including, clinical social work experience in private and hospital settings, health promotion experience within public health, various leadership roles during her 12 year tenure at Trillium Health Partners. She has worked with government and focused on health system change and has also been an Assistant and Adjunct Clinical

Professor at McMaster University. In addition, Deepy is a Faculty Instructor and Curriculum designer for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance – Collaborative Care Certificate Program. She has specialized training in several other areas, including child trauma, DBT, trauma assessment, PTSD, EMDR, and suicide, crisis and transformational leadership.

Deepy holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Toronto Metropolitan University, a Master of Social Work from York University and PhD in Social Work Administration from Walden University, where her research focused on interprofessional teamwork and empathy and the development of Interprofessional Intentional Empathy Centered Care (IP-IECC).


Publications and Education

Faculty Instructor and Module Design – Medical Psychiatry Alliance – Patients as Partners in Integrated Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care

Interprofessional Intentional Empathy Centered Care (IP-IECC) in healthcare practice: A grounded theory study http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2020.1752162

The SCOPE Intervention: Impact of a Social Care Optimization Pilot Initiative in the Emergency Department (2020) Health and Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlaa021

Symposium: Collaborative Care: Our Shared Responsibility, Canadian Psychiatric Association: Ottawa https://www.cpa-apc.org/wp-content/uploads/PP_EN_schedule_2017-Final.pdf

Welcoming Feedback: Using Family Experience to Design a Pediatric Weight Management Program (2018) https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2374373518786505

Education programs for medical psychiatry collaborative care: A Scoping Review (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.08.009


June 20, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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