CANSW 2021 Webinar Series sponsored by Baxter

Workshop on Supporting Clients with Concurrent Disorders

  • Tuesday September 14, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00 EST
  • [10:00 – 12:00 Pacific, 11:00 – 1:00 Mountain, 12:00- 2:00 hrs Central, 1:00-3:00 Eastern, 2:00-4:00 Atlantic]
  • Register Link: Click Here 
Donna Alexander, MSW, RSW 
  • Donna Alexander is a Social Worker with a specialization in addiction and mental health. She currently serves on the Equity & Inclusion Council at the Department of Psychiatry and is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Donna currently serves as Vice Chair of Black Mental Health Canada and serves as an Advisor on the Pathways to Care Project for Black youth.  She previously served as Vice President of Black Health Alliance and was a member of the Black Experiences in Health Care Initiative at Sinai Health Systems. She facilitates training for staff at community-based agencies on factors relating to concurrent disorders and cultural safety in clinical practice. She holds a Master of Social work from the University of Toronto and currently works at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health.

  • My Cape is in the Wash: Nephrology Social Work- Working with Kidney Patients: JUNE 25, 2021 

    [A partnership between Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW)]

    PRESENTERS: Michelle Jensen, Amanda LeePaget, Corinne MacNab, Shirley Pulkkinen: CANSW Nephrology Social Workers from across Canada.

    This presentation will discuss the changing landscape of Chronic Kidney Disease, who our patients are, and how kidney disease affects their lives. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW), and how we work together to advocate for our patients at micro and macro levels, in our kidney disease clinics and dialysis units, in our hospitals, and with our provincial and federal governments. Corinne will talk about the evolution of CANSW and Chronic Kidney Disease patients, Michelle will talk about the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease and the treatment modalities available, Amanda will talk about the challenges our patients’ face, particularly our Indigenous patients, and Shirley will talk about bringing CANSW to the next level with our policymakers.
    • Webinar Objectives
      • Attendees will learn about the evolution of the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW) and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Attendees will learn about the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease and the current available treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease
      • Attendees will learn about the bio-psycho-social challenges faced by patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, with a focus on the Indigenous patient
      • Attendees will learn about the collective experience of CANSW, coming together as a community to support advocacy efforts for patients nationwide
    • Webinar Recording: Click Here