Social work is one of the greatest helping professions in the world and Trent’s Department of Social Work is the right place to become a passionate, practical, prepared, and professional social worker.
I am very proud to belong to this community. We offer a high-quality academic program and provide rich opportunities for student field placements in a variety of practice settings. But what makes our Department of Social Work really special is the people—our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and our many community partners! Our department has been consistently growing, no doubt due to the energy and excitement coming from our people and the work we’re all doing together. Our students come from diverse racial, cultural, social, and economic contexts and enrich each other’s learning by drawing on their lived experiences. Our graduates embrace the values and core concepts of transformative, equity and social justice-oriented and strength-based practice; integration of micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice; and allyship, advocacy and validation of marginalized and disadvantaged individuals, groups, and communities. Our faculty bring their real-world expertise to the classroom and actively conduct community-based research to promote equity for underserved and marginalized populations and to reimagine social work practice and education. Our staff work tirelessly to support students’ experience and well-being and to contribute to the program’s growth and development. Our community partners collaborate with staff and faculty to familiarize students with community social services and to ensure that our program is relevant and responsive to community needs.
I found out firsthand how exciting it was to join the department and I think you will, too! We are here to help you achieve your dream. Let us work together hand in hand. Please reach out or visit us to find out more.