Top 10 reasons to be a social worker at Wood’s Homes

By Janice Anderson, Wood’s Homes Team Leader

As a social worker at Wood’s Homes, I wanted to share the top 10 reasons why I believe someone with an interest in social work would want to join us here:

  1. Annie Jarvie, a social worker and friend (and future bride) of George Wood, assisted him in the work he did with children. After Reverend Wood died, she became the matriarch of Wood’s Christian Home and was/is commonly referred to as ‘Mother Wood’ to many. Today, many others have followed in Annie’s footsteps and are guided by our CEO, Dr. Jane Matheson, a registered clinical social worker and a clinical social work supervisor. Continue reading

Social work-ing with Wood’s Homes


By Michael Cacace, Wood’s Homes Youth and Family Counsellor

Did you know there are 47 Registered Social Workers (RSW) working with children and their families at Wood’s Homes? Also, did you know that March is National Social Work Month? What is Social Work, you ask?

Social Work is a profession dedicated to improving the welfare of individuals, families and communities. In Alberta, social workers are regulated by the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) which is maintained under the Health Professions Act. We, as social workers, believe in the worth, dignity and creativity of every human being. At Wood’s Homes, we work with 35+ different teams throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. This includes contributing to the following program pillars:

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