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FIFSW alumna Michelle English harnesses the power of social work to open doors for Black students and racialized communities

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In recognition of U of T Giving Day, we bring you a story on Michelle English, one […]

#SocialWorkOpensDoors — how FIFSW faculty, alumni, students, partners, and collaborators are opening doors for the communities they serve

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March 4 to 10 is Social Work Week, and March is National Social Work Month. This year the […]

How do you open doors as a social worker?

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March 4 to 10 is Social Work Week, and March is National Social Work Month. This year the […]

The Government of Canada announces funding to help prevent and address the mistreatment of older adults in Ontario

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On February 22, the Government of Canada announced nearly $800,000 in funding for the University of Toronto […]

Joelleann Forbes’ journey to becoming a leader in culturally attuned care

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When Joelleann Forbes took a social work elective during her undergraduate degree, it was like finding a […]

Alumna invests in strengthening and expanding access to palliative and hospice care through student fellowships

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Inspired by the potential of palliative and hospice care to facilitate a dignified death for all, Factor-Inwentash […]

Practicum partner spotlight: Q&A with Sydney Gilchrist, Adult Programs & Clinical Support Manager, Canvas Programs

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Canvas Programs is a charity with a mission of providing empathy-based education on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion and consent. […]

A letter to our Fall 2023 graduates from Andria Allen, president of the FIFSW Alumni Association


Dear Graduates, On behalf of the FIFSW Alumni Association, I wish to congratulate you on reaching this important […]

A day in the life of a social worker: FIFSW Field Instructors share insights and advice with students

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On October 4th and 5th, Field Instructors from  seven community organizations came to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of […]

‘This scholarship made me feel like I’m here for a reason’: New social work graduate award invests in Black and Indigenous students

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Favour Aina wants to better understand the factors causing second generation immigrants, and Black men in particular, […]