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Deanna Ward - Social Worker Senior Lead

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Deanna is a Registered Social Worker who was born, raised, and educated in Thunder Bay.  She has been practicing social work for the past thirty-two years, graduating from Lakehead University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts and Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree. Her entire career has focused on working with children, youth, and their families.  She has provided social work services to a wide array of clients, including those who have special needs, developmental and neurodiversity challenges.


Deanna is passionate about healthy child development, inclusivity, advocacy and supporting others to be the best version of themselves. She has an extensive knowledge of local and provincial service systems and is an effective navigator.  Deanna practices from a trauma-informed, child and family centric lens and loves to connect with kids and families in a safe, fun and non-judgemental way.  She is honoured to join others on their life journey through her involvement with the Red Arrow Wellness team!  

Outside of her work, Deanna loves being a mom to her three fabulous, grown children and grandma to her two (so far!) grandkids.  She loves to bake, read, play boardgames, travel and spend time at the lake.    


Deanna is excited to join the RAW team and is inspired by the vision and scope of services and support we will provide together.

Welcome Deanna!

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