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Mission Statement

The School of Social Work, York University, is committed to social work education which develops practice strategies for human rights and social justice and thus affirms that personal experiences are embedded in social structures.

Through research, curriculum and critical pedagogy the School will:

  • address oppression and subordination as experienced and mediated through class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity, age and ability;
  • develop a critical appreciation of the social construction of reality;
  • promote an understanding of how values and ideologies construct social problems and how they construct responses;
  • prepare students to be critical practitioners and agents of change.