Collaborative care professional development series

The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers advocates for the integration of the psychosocial, spiritual and structural determinants of health care, as outlined in our Repositioning Social Work in Mental Health in Nova Scotia report and our Social Policy Framework. As part of this advocacy, we are partnering with colleagues from other disciplines who share our vision for an improved health care system. 

This interdisciplinary professional development series seeks to raise awareness of the importance of collaborative care to improve patient outcomes, and to build community between diverse health care professionals to reduce burnout and improve outcomes for us all.  

This series will alternate between panel discussions and self-care virtual lunches in which everyone will be encouraged to learn from one another and connect with each other in new and transformative ways. 

This new educational series is jointly organized and sponsored by a growing list of organizations from across Nova Scotia which so far includes the following:  

Other professional organizations that wish to join this collaboration should contact Naj Siritsky at 


Supporting our self-care

These virtual lunch hour conversations invite allied practitioners to connect with each other, and share best practices and strategies for self-care.