Upholding a stellar reputation as one of Canada's top graduate schools for social work education, the degree programs of the Faculty of Social Work are designed to prepare specially-qualified individuals for the many forms of direct (working with individuals, families, and groups) and indirect (working with communities, policy development, social planning, administration and research) social work practice.
Laurier's Kitchener campus, the home of the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, is based in downtown Kitchener, among neighbouring community agencies, and enjoys strong partnerships in the social services sector both in research and in practice opportunities for students. The historic building, which dates back to 1907, is now a lively centre of activity for more than 300 graduate students and 45 faculty and staff members. Laurier's Kitchener campus has contributed to the revitalization of the city core while putting social work students closer to many social service agencies. Despite Laurier's rapid growth, there is something that has remained constant: the sense of community.