Toronto Region Groupworkers' Network (TRGN)

You are invited to join The Toronto Region Groupworkers’ Network (TRGN)!

TRGN is a Chapter of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), founded in 1979, the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work. The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The goals of the Association are realized through a program of action and advocacy at both the local and international levels. Your membership supports our mission.

The TRGN chapter was established in 1982, one of the first chapters in the association and the first international chapter. We host exciting workshops and programs where local and international colleagues share ideas, resources, and innovative practice approaches to working with groups. We encourage participation in the annual IASWG International Symposium and are available to assist first-time presenters with how to submit abstracts and prepare articles for publication.

When you join IASWG, and designate the TRGN as your local chapter, you will receive membership discounts on all TRGN events and on registration for the IASWG annual symposia.

Join now and your name will be entered into a draw to win free registration for the 2017 IASWG Symposium, being held June 7 – 10, 2017 in New York City (valued at $300 US). DEADLINE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAW:  March 23, 2017.

To join, go to: www.iaswg.org/membership

By joining or renewing, your name will be automatically entered in the draw. The winner of the draw will be notified by the TRGN no later than March 31, 2017.

We hope you will become an active member of the TRGN Chapter. Watch for information about forthcoming workshops and our Annual General Meeting.  We will be in touch about upcoming elections for new executive committee members.

For more information on the chapter and all chapter activities, contact the chapter at toronto.groups@gmail.com​.

UPCOMING EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

The TRGN and THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (OASW) present:

VULNERABILITY AS COURAGE IN SOCIAL WORK GROUPS: AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH IVANA MITCHELL

Facilitating social work groups can be a rewarding, challenging, and inspiring experience. Often full of vulnerability, struggle and growth, much is placed on the facilitator’s ability to connect with participants and guide the process of relationship building, resiliency, and positive change. This interactive workshop provides social work group facilitators with a theoretical introduction to vulnerability as well as specific tools/exercises designed to create safety amongst group participants. Adapted from The Daring Way™ - a psycho-educational workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown – the workshop will end with dialogue on how to use self as a model of courage, healthy boundaries, and connection.

About the Presenter:
Ivana Mitchell, MSW, RSW, CDWF, works with a Family Health Organization in Woodbridge and has a private practice. She provides counselling and service navigation to youth and adults struggling with a full spectrum of life challenges. Ivana is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF), offering Dr. Brené Brown's psycho-educational programs, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™, aimed at supporting individuals to embrace vulnerability, cultivate shame resilience, and live a wholehearted life.

Location:
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto

Registration: 8:30 AM
Workshop: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

REGISTER EARLY – ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!
Register before March 23, 2017:
TRGN & OASW members, students and retirees:  $50.00
Non-members:  $60.00

After March 23, 2017
TRGN & OASW members, students and retirees:  $60.00
Non-members:  $70.00

Register at: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1125&EID=23762