From April 28th to May 1, 2015, Reaching Out Together: Connections Through Social Work conference will provide a variety of learning opportunities such as applicable practice based workshops, themed networking sessions, and insightful presentations delivered by service users, engaging research presentations, and sharing of innovative alternative practice strategies in the field.

April 28th: Networking sessions
April 29th and 30th: Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions
May 1st: Field Trips

Participants will learn about indigenous and international practice, anti-oppressive and feminist practice, and sustainable community development in a variety of practice areas such as human trafficking, child welfare, at risk youth, mental health to name a few. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the culture of social work in British Columbia through the provision of field trips into numerous practice settings in the community.

Come join us in your roles as practitioners, researchers, educators, and students to seek an opportunity to learn from each other and influence positive change in our local and global communities.


Continuing Professional Development

This conference meets the requirements of continuing professional development. Conference registrants will receive confirmation of attendance. The full conference will potentially provide 25 hours of continuing professional
development. The conference will provide opportunities for registrants to attend ethics workshops that will meet the criteria outlined by the BC College of Social Workers.



Vancouver International Airport: located one hour from Abbotsford, transportation available at cost
Abbotsford International Airport: located 15 minutes from accommodations



The following are two hotels have a reserved block of rooms for the conference. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the conference. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate of $89 + tax per room based on double occupancy. When booking, inform the reservation desk you are with the UFV Social Work Conference in order to receive the conference rate.

Coast Hotel Abbotsford

Ramada Hotel Abbotsford



University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford Campus
33844 King Road
V2S 7M8

*Free parking


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