CASW DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
In conjunction with the celebration of National Social Work Week, the Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers presents Awards on behalf of recipients as selected annually by their Provincial or Territorial Association.
CASW and NSASW Criteria For Nomination:
1. The nominee is to be a Registered Social Worker who is a member in good standing, or a working group of members in Good Standing.
2. The nominee or working group has made a substantial and unique contribution to the field of Social Work in the province of Nova Scotia and, therefore, contributed to Social Work in Canada through;
- demonstrating such qualities as compassion, leadership, creativity, initiative and high ethical standards.
- furthering social work in the area of direct practice, program/service development, community organization, social action, research, teaching or writing.
3. The Nominee has served as a member of the Council of the NSASW or has acted in a position of responsibility for the Association.
1992 Dr. Marilyn Peers
1993 Dr. Joan Cummings
1994 Gwen Fitzgerald
1995 Barbara McPherson
1996 Joan Glode
1997 Dr. Fred MacKinnon
1998 Susan Meagher-Gagnon
1999 Catherine MacDougall
2000 Carolyn Mossman
2001 Jean Bremner
2002 The Association of Black Social Workers
2003 Elaine Campbell
2004 Veronica Marsman
2005 Joan Gilroy
2006 Harold Beals
2007 Barbara Williams
2008 Marjorie MacDonald
2009 John O'Keefe
2010 Dr. Michael Ungar
Ronald Stratford Memorial Award
This award was established in 1984 in memory of Ronald Stratford, a Social Worker, who died
October 12, 1983, after a lengthy illness. He was Director of Community Services with the D epartment of Social Services for the City of Dartmouth.
He was a member of the Council of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, and a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. He had also been National Co-ordinator for Anglican Youth work, and a consultant in the Youth Ministry at the Church's National office in Toronto. He studied at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and received a Masters degree of Social Work from the Maritime School of Social Work.
Ronald Stratford is remembered for his interest in social services from a holistic perspective, emphasizing prevention and community development. The Ronald Stratford Memorial Trust Fund is intended to honour his memory in a manner which reflects his professional commitment to community service.
The Ronald Stratford Memorial Trust Fund was incorporated on February 15, 1984 as a charitable society and is administered by the Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, who receives financial contributions to the Fund. The Executive Committee of the NSASW Council, functions as the Board of Directors for the Fund. The Board assumes the annual responsibility of assessing possible nominees for the Ron Stratford Memorial Award. The recipient also receives a cash award which will vary depending on the level of interest generated by the account.
Awarded annually to a resident of Nova - Scotia who:
a) through volunteer efforts makes a significant contribution to a preventive or community-based social service program; or
b) is involved in research surrounding a preventive or community-based social service program; or
c) makes an outstanding contribution to establishing and/or sustaining a self-help group; or
d) functions as a consistent and strong advocate for expanded preventive or community-based social service programs.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
1985 Stephen Bornemann
1986 Heather Schneider
1987 Eileen Knudsen
1988 Steven Jenner
1989 Rev. Donald E. Fairfax
1990 Dianne Nickerson
1991 Barbara Bingham
1992 Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard
1993 Dr. Barbara Clark
1994 Katherine MacKay
1995 Gail Roberts
1996 Joan Parks
1997 Carol Evans
1998 Pamela Taylor
1999 Linda Roberts
2000 Marjorie MacDonald
2001 Lucille Harper
2002 Frank Gibson
2003 Michelle Margarit
2004 Debbie Smith
2005 Claudette Legault
2006 Susan Meagher Gagnon
2007 Donna Fitzpatrick
2008 Alison Little and Yvonne Blanchard
2009 (Information missing)
2010 Barry Moore
THE FREDA VICKERY AWARD
Freda Vickery is remembered as a dedicated Social Worker who for many years was the Director of Social Services for the I.W.K. Hospital for Children and who held a leadership position in the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers.
The Association established this award in 1985 to honour her and the professional qualities she displayed during her career as a social worker. This award is given every second year to a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, who has been a member for at least two consecutive years and who has fulfilled the following award criteria:
"A member of NSASW who upholds the ethical standards and values of Social Work, who has displayed imagination and creativity in his/her professional work, and who has given his/her professional skills to the community at large".
1985 Barrie MacFarlane
1987 Calvin Ruck and Freda Bradley
1989 Harold Beals
1991 Mary E. Pothier
1993 Rev John G. Webb and Michael Marentette
1995 Marilyn Peers ; Marie Gallant; Diane Kays; Sheila Pipes;
1997 Joan Gilroy
1999 Harold M. Roberts
2001 Mary Isabel Forsyth
2003 Cameron MacDougall
2005 Jay LeBlanc
2007 Nena Nauss
2009 Winnifred Benton and Tom Payette (Presented in 2010)