Sandy Little, Janice Wiens and Dana Jennejohn steered the Association of Social Workers of Northern Canada for close to a decade. They have worked tirelessly at meeting the challenges of developing a Professional Association which brings together social workers in isolated communities stretched across three time zones, as well as supporting their own Territorial initiatives in promoting the development of the field of social work.
Janice Wiens, based in Whitehorse has built the BSW program (in the Yukon) and is a leader in ethics, standards, and social work education as well as providing leadership on the ASWNC board.
Sandy Little has been a tireless worker for the ASWNC and in getting the regulatory mechanism for Social Work turned into a reality in NWT resulting in the NWT Social Work Act coming into effect January of 2012.
Dana Jennejohn, is a leader in the Social Work program in the Yukon and has service in many capacities on the ASWNC board. She continues to be a leader in the Yukon’s movement towards regulation of Social Work.
We would like to honour this group of Social Workers in their leadership in the practice and development of Social Work in our region.