I have many years experience, both as a psychotherapist and as a leader within not-for-profit agencies. I believe that the principles that we honour in our clinical work are as important in our work as managers and leaders.
Nancy Webb, M.S.W., R.S.W. is an experienced therapist, teacher, consultant and leader. She has held positions as a clinician and an administrator. Nancy is passionate about and has extensive experience in mental health and advocacy: as the founding Executive Director of the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre, an executive with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), Director of the Huntington’s Society of Canada, Assistant Director of Massey Centre for Children and Youth, and a founding Executive Director of Touchstone Youth Centre.
Nancy has a thriving clinical private practice and maintains a long-standing relationship with the Sick Kid’s Centre for Community Mental Health (formerly the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre), Toronto, where she is currently providing training in supervision and previously led social work training within the Brief Training Institute. With the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Nancy as the Provincial Manager of Clinical Services, oversaw their comprehensive clinical program which included 320 clinical panel members.
Nancy values collaboration and strength-based modalities both as a leader and as a clinician. Her years of experience with individuals, couples and families, have shaped and deepened her belief in the power of therapeutic intervention and the importance of reflective and integrative practices. Nancy believes that professional integrity, recognizing diversity and strong cultural competencies are paramount to providing relevant services and achieving positive results in today’s plural environment. She feels that the health of an organization is supported by and in many cases, dependent on the health of its board. She appreciates the importance of good governance and understands it from both sides, reporting to the board as well as a board director.
Nancy Webb is a long-standing member of OASW and has recently held the position of Central Ontario Regional Director (2017-2019). She has found this experience deeply rewarding and believes another term would allow her to move forward on a number of key initiatives. Nancy believes in life-long learning and feels that the role of OASW through advocacy and education is vital to supporting and maintaining high standards among its members.