Webinar event date: 
Mar 26, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Webinar Presenters: 

Barb Martin (Principal) is Mi’gmaq originally from the Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation in north eastern New Brunswick.  She is the Project Manager of the Oeliangitasoltigo Mental Wellness Team which aims to expand mental wellness outreach and healing services and strengthen crisis systems using culturally safe approaches in the four communities of Elsipogtog, Indian Island, Buctouche and Fort Folly.  She is also a senior partner in Han Martin Associates, a company that specializes in multi-stakeholder relationships and sustainable community development through Aboriginal consultation, facilitation, strategic planning, research, program evaluation and training related services.


This event will not be recorded.

Webinar Summary:

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Canadian residential school system and will raise awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and how they directly apply to health professions, including the profession of social work. All social workers are responsible for implementing the Calls to Action into their practice to move towards reconciliation. This webinar aims to provide social workers with some concrete steps they can take to incorporate the Calls to Action within their professional practice.


Webinar Key Objectives:

  • To provide a brief history of the residential schools leading up to the child welfare system.
  • To create awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and the TRC Calls to Action and its relevance to the role of social workers.
  • To identify some practical next steps social workers can take to implement the Calls to Action in their professional practice.