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DSW: We Inspire Week

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

We are proud to announce that the Faculty Social and Community Services’ Developmental Service Worker (DSW) Program has once again recognized the WE Inspire Week for the DSW profession across the province. This important week took place from November 16-20, 2020. 

During this time, our DSW Program along with other DSW college programs across the province, took time to reflect with students about what being a Developmental Service Worker means, including what the profession contributes to the daily lives of people in Ontario with developmental disabilities. This year we focused our reflections, in our classes and course activities, upon the wonderful and essential work that DSWs have and continue to contribute during the COVID-19 pandemic. To close off the week, Mark Benner, professor at Fanshawe College, hosted a ZOOM webinar to speak about the current work being done to develop a professional association for DSWs and to promote membership as part of the Ontario Associate for Developmental Disabilities (OADD). In total, 146 DSW students, professors and program coordinators from across the province participated in the ZOOM webinar. 

Some of our second-year students had the opportunity to submit a video into the provincial We Inspire Week video contest, hosted by Fanshawe College. Congratulations to Sahar Omed, a second year Humber DSW student, who was the winner of the provincial video contest! Watch Sahar’s video submission here.

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Sahar Omed

Second year DSW student Sahar Omed