This week has officially been recognized as Social Work Week in Swift Current. 

This comes after a proclamation was made at Monday night's Swift Current city council meeting. 

Presenting the matter to city council was a trio of remarkable individuals, Karla Remple, Jenn Stadd, and Lisa Byers of the Registered Social Workers of Saskatchewan.

"The theme for this year's celebration is "Social Work is Essential"," said Stadd. 

The week will officially run from the 20 to the 24, in alignment with what The Canadian Association of Social Workers and the Government of Saskatchewan already recognize as the time frame for the week. 

During their presentation, the representatives discussed some of the hard work that goes into their roles, from education to day-to-day responsibilities. 

For education, a bachelor in social work is the least requirement for entering the job field as a social worker. From there, folks can go on to a master's or doctorate. 

"Social work is a profession which is concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being," said Rempel. "The profession can take place working with individuals through personal problems, but can also address broader social issues such as poverty or domestic."

Social workers can be found in various faculties. Health care, justice, schools, child welfare, long-term care, victims' service programs, settlement services, familial support, counselling, and alongside RCMP are all fields in which social workers may be found helping society. 

As for the Saskatchewan Association of Social Work, they are encouraging local branches and workplaces to organize events to honour and celebrate the work of these societal pillars. 

"We would like to thank the City of Swift Current for helping us promote and celebrate the work of social workers by proclaiming March 20th to 24th as Social Work Week in the City of Swift Current," said Byers.