What is MSW Writes?

It is a company that will focus on writing, editing, education, books authored, and ‘Food for Thought’ Discussion groups.

Victoria has a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University at Albany. She has worked as a case manager and group facilitator for the past 18 years at a local non-profit Jewish community agency/centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Before that she worked as an Intensive Case Manager with adults with diagnosed mental health issues in Burlington, Vermont, and as a certified therapist with children and families at an agency in Plattsburgh, New York.

She has an End of Life Specialist Certification from Doing Death Differently, and is part of an End of Life Doula Network.

Her goals are to raise awareness, educate, train, and get discussions flowing on the topics of death, dying, end of life, bereavement and more with both professionals and lay-people.

She has an idea to see ‘Food for Thought’ Discussion Groups which are similar to Death Cafés, EXCEPT, the facilitator can have an agenda, guest speakers, show movies, include book clubs, and offer support, resources and referrals as needed.

A group will begin in the NDG area of Montreal in February 2019. A guest speaker is already scheduled to speak at one of the first few meetings. The group will meet once a month on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm.

Please contact her for more information and if you are interested in attending or being a volunteer guest speaker.

Victoria does have a Facebook page regarding MSW Writes where information, relevant posts, and more is shared about the upcoming ‘Food for Thought’ Discussion groups.