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February 12, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Professional Development Dollars



Professional Development Dollars have been created to express our appreciation to agencies for each student for whom a field placement has been provided per term. PD dollars areawarded at the end of student placement (effective December, 2012) and can be used immediately or saved for up to five years.PD dollars are assignedto the agency, rather than the individual field instructor, soagencies have some flexibility in how to use them. Professional Development dollars expire in five years and have no cash value.

PD dollars areawarded on the following basis for each student's field placement:

  • $100 PD dollars for the first field placement in post BA programs (82 days, full-or part-time)
  • $75 PD dollars for the second field placement in post BA programs (60 days, full-or part-time)
  • $100 PD dollars for advanced standing (post BSW) field placements (87 days, full-or part-time)

Professional Development dollars can be used toward any workshopoffered by the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office.

For more information about practicum placements, visit their website.