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“If social work is to play an important role in change, the public must understand the profession and the challenges it faces,” writes Michael Multan in ‘Healthy Debate’

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As demand for access to mental health resources and mental health professionals grows, we need to better […]

Hiroshima survivor and anti-nuclear activist Setsuko Thurlow (MSW 1960) is profiled in the New York Times


  This year marks the 75th anniversary since the atomic bomb devastated the cities of Hiroshima and […]

Alona Amurao’s award-winning article on Medical Assistance in Dying is published in Canadian Social Work Review

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  Recent FIFSW graduate Alona Amurao (MSW 2018) received first place in the Student Article Competition hosted […]

Alumna Andrea Himel is appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, Family Court Branch


FIFSW alumna Andrea Himel has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, […]

Toronto Life interviews FIFSW alumna & social worker Donna Alexander on how racism affects mental health


FIFSW Alumna Donna Alexander (MSW 2005) spoke to Toronto Life about the cumulative psychological effects of racism, […]

TALK2NICE volunteers provide a sense of community for older adults experiencing increased social isolation due to COVID-19

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When the public was told to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, leaders at […]

7 ways to stay in touch after graduation


Graduation doesn’t mean goodbye! Here are 7 ways to keep in touch with FIFSW as a new […]

A letter to graduates from the President of the FIFSW Alumni Association


(Above: some of the members of the FIFSW Alumni Association, including (L-R): President Andria Allen, First Vice […]

19 pieces of advice from alumni for the Class of 2020


With your degree in social work now in hand, you are ready to head out into the […]

Intergenerational support provided by Toronto’s HomeShare program reduces social isolation among older adults and students during the COVID-19 pandemic

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When first-year University of Toronto student Lee Chang opted to stay with her roommate in the city […]