Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

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About Us

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, through interdisciplinary knowledge building and education for practice in social work and social welfare, promotes social justice and equity.

The faculty provides leadership for excellence in:

  • the development and testing of new knowledge that will have an impact on social policy and social work practice at all levels;
  • social work education that will prepare graduates for ethical, competent, innovative and effective social work practice;
  • the development of social policy and social work practice at all levels;
  • maintaining an academic environment and promoting social work practice grounded in social justice and equal opportunity for all groups in society.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is distinguished by its special emphasis on the integration of research and practice; its partnerships with community agencies; its identification of special themes, in response to societal needs, to guide the setting of priorities; and by its governing structure that brings together teaching faculty, field instructors, students, alumni, the profession, the administration and the University as partners in the realization of the Faculty's mission.


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