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 (online) / Download

Past Recipients

  • 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 (online) / Download

Past Recipients

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

The CASW Distinguished Service Award

The CASW Distinguished Service Award is given yearly by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) during Social Work Week, 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 (online) / Download

Past Recipients from New Brunswick

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