Alumni Panel and Networking Event: Discovering a Career in Social Services

Date: Nov. 24, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Social Services

Have you ever wondered what's in store for you and your career? Have you simply thought about what's possible?

This year, for Canada Career Month, we're having a national conversation about what's possible. Whether you're a student, a Sheridan graduate, a parent, or someone who is simply thinking a little bigger about their own career journey, participate in one of our career conversations this month! (You won't regret it).

Hoping to build a career in Social Services? Hear from a panel of social service professionals about what they do and what they love about their workplaces. Connect with each of the panelists in individual breakout rooms after the panel for some speed networking fun!

Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online 

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Shelly Gill, Social Service Worker ‘07
Shelly GillShelly graduated from the Social Service Worker program at Sheridan College in 2007 as a Silver Medallion recipient. She was hired on by her practicum placement and started her career as a Client Support Worker with the John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin. While working full-time, she pursued her undergraduate degree as a part-time student through the University of Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts, Social Development Studies in 2015. Shelly has over 10 years of professional experience within the social services sector. She has provided extensive employment, education/training and community service intervention supports to both youth and adults, with a focus on serving marginalized groups. She has also delivered the Community Maintenance Program via Correctional Service Canada to male federal parolees with the goal of reducing recidivism. She also has extensive experience in administering employment programs through the Government of Ontario, which includes Second Career, job matching/placement and employment counselling initiatives. She currently works within the criminal justice sector a Community Justice Worker where she delivers the Direct Accountability Program and Pre-Charge Diversion Programs and has also supported the Youth Justice Committee Program in Halton.

Alicia Gordon-Smith, Social Service Worker ‘15

Alicia GordonAlicia currently works as a Program Development Coordinator at The Women's Centre of Halton where she plans, implements, and evaluate programming to serve vulnerable women.  She takes pride in working with diverse individuals in crisis and or distress and supports them in integrating a holistic wellness into their everyday lives. 
Alicia is a graduate of the Social Service Worker program at Sheridan College and is currently pursuing studies in Community Leadership, Development and Engagement at Ryerson University. She is a Registered Social Service Worker and a professional member of the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Worker. She has a passion for social justice and advocacy and sits on Halton Newcomer Strategy Health and Wellness Action Group.

Stay tuned, more panelists to be announced soon.

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