“It really hurts,” says retired NWT social worker of proposed cuts to program

February 16, 2017

The closure of a social work program at Aurora College would negatively impact the health and wellbeing of people in the Northwest Territories, according to the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada. Retired social worker and ASWNC board member Dawn McInnes tells the CBC that social work programs are especially important in the NWT, adding that she will regularly “break down in tears” over the proposed cancellation of Aurora’s two-year program. McInnes says she's hopeful the decision to cut the social work program will be overturned, but she knows it will take work. McInnes met yesterday with NWT Premier Bob McLeod to discuss cancelling the planned cut. CBC