Welcome to the School of Social Work at Carleton University
Carleton’s return to campus began on August 23, 2021 in anticipation of the hybrid learning model being used for the Fall 2021 term. This return to campus will be gradual and able to evolve to meet recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, Ontario Public Health and Health Canada guidelines. The School of Social Work main office on the 5th floor of Dunton Tower is open. Hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The office will be closed daily from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. To help ensure safe social distancing, School of Social Work administrative staff will be adopting a hybrid work schedule for the fall, being present in the office some days and working remotely on others.
Students are encouraged to continue accessing services remotely whenever possible. It is preferred that you book an appointment for services with administrative staff members. Please visit the Carleton University COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on how to access campus.
Welcome to the Carleton School of Social Work where we teach, study and carry out research into the profession of social work and, specifically, social work practice in the areas of social policy, community work and clinical interventions with individuals, families and groups.
The School of Social Work at Carleton University has a longstanding commitment to social justice that is rooted in its founding of the structural approach to social work. This unwavering commitment underpins our teaching, our research and our extensive engagement with communities and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
WHY SOCIAL WORK?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
FPA Voices: Acknowledging Social Work’s Difficult History with Indigenous Communities
"Growing up in a Anishinaabe Wiisaakode (Ojibwe Metis) community in the 1960’s, Social Work Professor Patricia McGuire and her siblings knew...
"Growing up in a Anishinaabe Wiisaakode (Ojibwe Metis) community in the 1960’s, Social Work Professor Patricia McGuire and her siblings knew exactly who the government-appointed social worker was and what happened when he came to their village... Today, McGuire is herself a social worker and part of a group at Carleton’s School of Social...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
“Beading project honours ‘incredibly powerful’ stories of residential school children”
In August, Social Work PhD candidate Deborah Young launched a community beading project in collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives,...
In August, Social Work PhD candidate Deborah Young launched a community beading project in collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, with the goal of creating 215 baby vamps to honour the lost and missing children who attended residential schools. Young's call ends on September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. CBC...
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Somali Studies in Canada Presents: Somalinimo, Blackness and Belonging in the West
Please join us on October 16, 2021 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST) for a panel discussion followed by a Q&A at the end of each presentation. Somali...
Please join us on October 16, 2021 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST) for a panel discussion followed by a Q&A at the end of each presentation. Somali diaspora communities live in sizeable numbers in Canada and most other Western countries. This year’s theme comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter...