Lunch & Learn with Senators
9-Mar-2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
North Woodside Community Centre
230 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3R8

Celebrate National Social Work Month (NSWM) in Dartmouth! Connect with your colleagues and be part of a conversation with Senator Thomas Wanda Bernard & Senator Nancy Hartling. 

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard who was appointed to the Senate on November 10, 2016 is a highly regarded social worker, educator, researcher, community activist and advocate of social change. In 2016, she was appointed Special Advisor on Diversity and Inclusiveness at Dalhousie University and is the first African Nova Scotian to hold a tenure track position. In 2017, Senator Bernard was appointed Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work (SSW) at Dalhousie University; the first woman within the SSW to achieve this appointment, and the first African Canadian to be appointed Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University. She is a founding member of the Association of Black Social Workers who has also served as an expert witness in human rights cases and has received many honours for her work, including the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada. Senator Bernard is the Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (RIDR), and a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI). She is also Vice-Chair of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association.

Senator Nancy Hartling has played a prominent role in promoting social change and is one of New Brunswick’s most dedicated advocates on issues affecting women. With a career focused on families and social issues, she is well versed in matters of mental health, poverty, violence against women and economic development. She was the founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Support to Single Parents Inc., which provided programs and services to single parents in southeastern New Brunswick. Her career focused on families and social issues, ensuring that she became well versed in matters of mental health, poverty, violence against women, and economic development. For over 30 years, Nancy was a member of the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) as a Registered Social Worker. 

This professional development opportunity is $8 and includes lunch. 

Deadline to register is March 7, 2018 at 4:30 PM AST.

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