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Mentor Circles | Health care advocacy and social change featuring Victoria Canale (BSW ‘20, MSW ‘21)

Join us for Mentor Circles featuring Victoria Canale (BSW ‘20, MSW ‘21) as she shares her experiences as a York alumna, public researcher and social worker and mentors you on: 

  • The significance of amplifying the voices of marginalized populations 
  • How to advocate for healthcare policy reforms 
  • Making connections and networking 

Tuesday April 2nd, 2024, | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Location: Alumni & Career Lounge, York Lanes (Opposite Bookstore)  

Victoria graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2020 and she did her Master of Social Work the following year. She has cared for critically ill patients in ICU, medical wards and elders in long-term care (LTC). Informed by her experience as a frontline healthcare worker, Victoria’s work has influenced meaningful social change. Her award-nominated public health research study on COVID-19 in LTC was designed as a tool of advocacy for the sector. The study developed a thorough understanding of what happened in LTC during the first waves of the pandemic. Victoria’s study has been used by the Ontario Association of Social Workers for advocacy to reform the Long-Term Care Homes Act and directly bettered the lives of LTC residents and care workers. Victoria’s work also extends to sexual violence response and education. She designed York University’s risk assessment tool informing safety planning and risk management, directly supported survivors and developed a community resource guide. As an educator, Victoria has combined her passion for sexual violence response with teaching and continues to educate student leaders about intervening in sexual violence. 

Light food and refreshments will be served. 

If you have any questions about this event, please email Issa Abdi Jamaa, Alumni Engagement Officer, at  



Apr 02 2024


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Alumni & Career Lounge, York Lanes (across from the Bookstore)
4700 Keele Street, York Lanes, 80 York Lanes Blvd., North York, ON, M3J 1P3


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