The NBASW periodically awards exceptional members for their accomplishments in the social work field. Some of these awards are listed below.

Raoul Léger Memorial Award

The Raoul Léger Memorial Award is presented yearly to a social worker in New Brunswick who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of social work and social justice in New Brunswick. This award is presented in memory of Raoul Léger, a social worker who devoted his career and gave his life for the advancement of social justice in Guatemala.

The nomination deadline for this award is February 28th each year.

Eligibility requirements
Nomination Form

Past Recipients

  • 2019 Thérèse Doucet
  • 2018 Barb Whitenect
  • 2017 Emilie Bourgeois
  • 2016 Judy Levi
  • 2015 Sylvie Patry
  • 2014 Barbara MacNaughton
  • 2013 Madeleine Dubé
  • 2012 Robert Landry
  • 2011 Judy Adams
  • 2010 Suzanne McKenna
  • 2009 Christine Flewwelling
  • 2008 Janine Granchelli
  • 2007 Denise Chiasson
  • 2006 Brian Ouellette
  • 2005 Fernand Sirois
  • 2004 Paul Cartwright
  • 2003 Claude Savoie
  • 2002 Albert Gauvin
  • 2001 Gaila Friars
  • 2000 Gaetan St-Amand
  • 1999 Donna Gordon
  • 1998 Carol D. Proctor
  • 1996 James E. Morton
  • 1995 Bruce MacPherson
  • 1994 Loretta Panasuk
  • 1993 Marcel Arseneau
  • 1992 Morel Caissie
  • 1991 Claude Snow
  • 1990 Bill Wister

Debbie Nason Social Work in Health Care Award

The Debbie Nason Social Work in Health Care Award is presented yearly to a social worker who is a current or former member of the NBASW, in memory of Debbie Nason, a social worker who devoted her career to the development and betterment of hospital social work.

The nomination deadline for this award is February 28th each year.

Eligibility requirements
Nomination Form

Past Recipients

  • 2018   Gerald Flanagan
  • 2017   Gisèle Maillet
  • 2016   N/A
  • 2015   Catherine Dean
  • 2012   Karine Levesque
  • 2010   John Lutz
  • 2009   Brenda Haslam-Layden
  • 2006   Denise Chiasson

Field Placement Supervisor Award

Each year, the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers, l'université de Moncton, and St. Thomas University jointly present an award to a social worker in recognition and appreciation for his or her strong commitment and ongoing support toward social work education, through the supervision of social work students in their field placements.

Past Recipients

  • 2018 Rina Arseneault & Melanie Polley
  • 2007 Élide Doiron & Murray Weeks
  • 2006 Michael Roy & Gloria Sacobie
  • 2005 Sylvie Patry & Cynthia Boy
  • 2004 Armadine Ouellet & Gaynell Cloney-Bowlen
  • 2003 Suzanne Boudreau & Lorraine Whalley
  • 2002 Marcel Bourque & Bruce MacPherson

The CASW Distinguished Service Award

The CASW Distinguished Service Award is given yearly by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) during Social Work Month, to an individual or group of individuals selected from their membership by each provincial association. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of social welfare and to the profession of social work in Canada.

The nomination deadline for this award is December 1st each year.

Eligibility requirements
Nomination Form

Past Recipients from New Brunswick

  • 2018 Valerie DeLong
  • 2017 Andrea Reid
  • 2016 Rina Arseneault
  • 2015 N/A
  • 2014 Albert Gauvin
  • 2013 Barb Whitenext
  • 2012 Merri-Lee Hanson
  • 2011 N/A
  • 2010 Karine Levesque
  • 2009 Vicki Coy
  • 2008 Gaila Friars
  • 2007 France Daigle
  • 2006 Jean Burtt
  • 2005 Claude Savoie
  • 2004 Shelley Murray
  • 2003 Debbie Nason
  • 2002 Paul A.W. Cartwright
  • 2001 Janine Crachelli
  • 2000 Suzanne McKenna
  • 1999 Donna Gordon