Three social work students talk with an advisor.

Support for students

The Faculty of Social Work offers advising and financial to support to help you navigate your studies.

Academic advising

Each stream of social work has its own needs, so we have an advisor for each program. Find the right advisor for the work you want to do.

Resources for students

Student handbooks

Current students can find detailed information about their program within the following student handbooks. Please contact your student advisor for any questions you may have.

Newly admitted students (Undergraduate)

The Faculty of Social Work would like to welcome new students to the Faculty.

Bachelor of Social Work 
(Fort Garry Campus)

Newly admitted BSW Fort Garry students are required to read the 2022 Welcome Package and are responsible for completing all tasks.

Welcome Package

Forms:

Bachelor of Social Work
(Distance Delivery)

Newly admitted BSW Distance Delivery Students are required to read the 2022 Welcome Package* and are responsible for completing all tasks.

*Please note: There have been some changes made to the Welcome Package regarding time-sensitive tasks. Please review all tasks and complete all necessary steps to get started as a newly admitted student. Please make note, changes have also been made within the Distance Delivery team and who to contact for assistance.

If you have any questions please contact ddsocial.work@umanitoba.ca.

Welcome Package

Newly admitted students (Graduate)

Master of Social Work

Newly admitted MSW students are required to carefully review and read the information below and to submit the required forms to the MSW student advisor.

  1. Orientation information - To be announced
  2. Claim U of M Computer ID
  3. Required forms - The following forms must be returned to the Faculty of Social Work within 40 business days of receiving the letter of offer:
    1. Self-Declaration form
    2. An official Adult Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Self-Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check - See information on how to obtain these documents: Information Sheet
  4. Advanced (1 Year) MSW Program Forms
    1. MSW Program Planning form - The student’s assigned MSW Faculty Advisor must approve this form prior to the initial registration, normally prior to July 1.
    2. Review the Field Information Process and the Field Placement Application form - must be submitted to the Field Program Assistant.
  5. Foundation (2 Year) MSW Program Forms
    1. MSW Program Planning form - The student’s assigned MSW Faculty Advisor must approve this form prior to the initial registration, normally prior to July 1.
    2. Review the Field Information Process and the Field Placement Application form - must be submitted to the Field Program Assistant.

 

Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges

Newly admitted MSW-IK students must carefully review and read the information below and submit the required forms to the MSW-IK student advisor.

  1. Orientation information - To be announced
  2. Claim U of M Computer ID
  3. Required forms - The following forms must be returned to the Faculty of Social Work within 40 business days of receiving the letter of offer:
    1. Self-Declaration form 
    2. An official Adult Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Self-Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check - See information on how to obtain these documents: Information Sheet 

Educational equity

In June 2006, the Faculty of Social Work formally adopted the University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work Equity Plan to provide the basis for the continued development and institutionalization of policies and practices which support a faculty-wide strategy which embraces equality, inclusion and accessibility. The plan focuses on six priority groups:

  • Indigenous peoples
    Indigenous peoples of Canada including: First Nations, Metis, Dene, and Inuit.
     
  • People with disabilities
    Those who would consider themselves disadvantaged by reason of any physical, intellectual, mental, sensory or learning impairment.
     
  • Racialized people
    Non-white people, also described as visible minorities.
     
  • People who identify as 2SLGBTQ+
    Persons who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, two-spirited, queer or questioning.  While this definition is intended to be inclusive of sexual and gender variations, we recognize it is not meant to be exhaustive or excluding.
     
  • Immigrants and permanent residents
    Those who do not record Canadian Citizenship by birth, and whose native tongue is not English.
     
  • Refugees
    An individual who has left their country of residence because of persecution for belonging to a particular social, cultural, religious and/or national group, and/or for holding particular political beliefs, and has been accepted for residence in Canada.

An Educational Equity Committee composed of faculty members, people from each of the priority groups, and students guide the initiative. Members from each respective priority community provide additional resources. Funding for the initiative has been provided by the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba and grants from Culture and Heritage Canada Human Resources and Development Government of Canada.

The purposes of the Equity Plan are:

  1. To recognize the existence and effects of current social inequities and past disentitlements and to redress these through specific and measurable strategies.
  2. To ensure that the faculty is in every instance meeting or exceeding the standards and guidelines set out in the CASSW Accreditation Standards and Educational Policy Statements, particularly with reference to diversity.
  3. To ensure that the faculty offers an educational program that enables graduates to engage in professional action to remove obstacles to social functioning and to eliminate all unjust forms of inequality
  4. To ensure that the rights and freedoms of all individuals as guaranteed under the Manitoba Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are protected and promoted in all aspects of the program.

The Educational Equity Initiative applies to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada. Educational Equity priority groups do not pertain to international applicants and visa students.

Opportunities to join in

Join the Social Work Students' Association to learn about events, advocate for your fellow students and get involved at UM.

  • Six members of the Fort Garry campus social work students association happily stand side by side.

    Get involved

    SWSA members have the opportunity to be positively involved in the student community, meet new people through the planning of events and participation in campus activities, and receive a co-curricular record that indicates their involvement in SWSA. If you are interested in becoming a member of SWSA email us.

Mission and vision statement

The Social Work Students’ Association (SWSA) is a feminist, undergraduate student association that values inclusivity, diversity, accessibility and democratic-participatory decision-making. In acknowledgement of inequality, SWSA recognizes and supports social change initiatives that aim to reduce social, political and environmental injustice. It is the intention of the Social Work Students’ Association to support and advocate on behalf of all undergraduate Faculty of Social Work students through community building events, student advocacy, provision of relevant training opportunities and representation on various student councils.

SWSA Students' Voice E-Magazine:
Issue l - December 2021
Issue ll - April 2022

Social Work Students' Association
Room 506 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada 

Contact us

Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd W.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-7050
204-474-7594