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


Photo of Andria Allen, FIFSW Alumni Association President. Speaking at FIFSW's Fall 2022 convocation reception at 246 Bloor Street WestDear Graduates,

On behalf of the FIFSW Alumni Association, I wish to congratulate you on reaching this important milestone. As graduates of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, you are now members of FIFSW Alumni Association, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this prestigious group. Our alumni play an important role in our Faculty and in our communities in Toronto and around the world.

I would like to encourage you to continue to engage with your fellow alumni and the Faculty after graduation by participating in our Association. Membership is free! If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like more information, please contact FIFSW’s Alumni Office at

There are many exciting ways to stay connected to the Faculty and the University, whether it’s mentoring a student, becoming a field instructor or playing an active role on the Alumni Association board. As active alumni, you also have the ability to make a positive impact on this Faculty through feedback, support, mentorship and field instruction.

As connected alumni you will also benefit from networking with colleagues and peers, and from staying informed of the latest news and developments in research and practice within our profession. The University of Toronto offers a number of additional benefits for alumni as well, including a discount on courses at the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) within five years of graduation.

Further information on U of T’s alumni benefits can be found online here.

We urge you to stay involved and look forward to your continued connection with FIFSW and the Alumni Association. Congratulationsagain on all that you have achieved!

Andria Allen, MSW, RSWPresident, Alumni Association

Learn more about staying connected and getting involved as a member of FIFSW’s alumni community.