Jane Barken: Retired College Professor, Developmental Services Worker Program, Loyalist College in Belleville, ON
Donald Easson: College Professor, Developmental Services Worker Program, Centennial College, Toronto, ON
Blair Fewster: Instructor, Child Studies and Community Services Dept., Centennial College, Scarborough ON
Peg Jenner: Retired College Professor, Developmental Services Worker Program, Centennial College, Toronto, ON
Donna Marcaccio: Executive Director at Rygiel Supports for Community Living, Hamilton ON
Judith Sandys: Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Erica Baker-Tinsley: DSW Professor, Loyalist College, Belleville, ON
Beth French died in February 2016. She personally cared deeply about the plight of vulnerable people. She believed that Social Role Valorization was an important theory and a useful framework to address the social devaluation faced by vulnerable people. With this as her constant motivation, Beth was not only a founding member of the Southern Ontario Training Group, but also a driving force in all of our work for 30 years. In her honour, we will continue the work that she deemed to be so important.