Megan Lawlor

Megan Lawlor


Megan Lawlor is a social worker in the Trauma program at Sunnybrook. As a trauma social worker, Megan supports patients and their families in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic injury and throughout their recovery journey until they are ready for discharge from hospital. Megan provides ongoing emotional support and crisis intervention for patients and families, while acting as a patient advocate by providing psychoeducation and assisting with community resource navigation. As a relatively new clinician herself, Megan is a dedicated and passionate educator who is committed to guiding the next generation of social workers, by offering annual placement opportunities to MSW students. Megan holds Adjunct Lecturer Status at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and was recently nominated for Sunnybrook’s Student Experience Teaching Award. In her spare time, Megan enjoys baking, spin classes, and trying new restaurants across Toronto.

  • Anonymous says:

    Megan makes working at Sunnybrook and handling the large volume of cases there look easy. She somehow makes the most seriously injured patients and their families know that things will get better.

  • Jasmine Segal says:

    I am pleased to nominate Meg for Hospital Social Worker of the Year, recognizing her exceptional dedication in providing compassionate support and guidance to patients and families, making a profound impact on their well-being and recovery.

  • Corey Freedman says:

    Megan is a fantastic Social Worker and certainly deserving of this award! She is not only dedicated, empathetic, and knowledgeable, but a great team member as well!

    Congrats on the nomination and good luck!

  • Sarah Innes says:

    Megan’s unwavering dedication to her role as a social worker has made a profound impact on the lives of countless patients and their families. Her compassionate and empathetic approach has provided solace and support to individuals navigating challenging circumstances. Megan’s commitment to going above and beyond her duties is evident in the numerous success stories of patients she has helped to find stability and hope during their toughest times. Her ability to build strong rapport with both patients and colleagues creates a harmonious and collaborative environment within the hospital. Megan’s exceptional skills and profound passion for helping others truly make her stand out as an outstanding social worker, making her a deserving candidate for this esteemed recognition.

  • Anonymous says:

    Megan has displayed the commitment, enthusiasm, dedication, sense of humour, and sensitivity required for her challenging roles within our team. She is a ray of sunshine for her colleagues & families/patients. I am so pleased that she has been nominated for this award. I can’t think of anybody more deserving of this award.

  • Monica Cassin says:

    It’s such an honor and pleasure to work alongside Megan every day. I am forever in awe of her never-ending patience and compassion for her patients and their families. She is a fierce advocate and will do whatever she can to ensure their equitable access to care. Megan is knowledgeable, skilled and passionate about her work. I can’t think of a more deserving candidate for this award.


    It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with Megan as a colleague in trauma social work at Sunnybrook. l have known Megan since her first placement as an MSW 1, and she stood out as a shining star right from then! She is committed to her own professional development, and actively seeks opportunities for growth and self reflection on her practice. Her level of knowledge and skills is way beyond that of a newer graduate, and she frequently impresses me with her approach to patient care as well as to organizational aspects. She is highly competent in direct practice, and has also readily assumed the role of social work educator within her first year of practice. In this regard, she has attained Adjunct status with the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, committed to taking MSW students annually and also participating in providing seminars to the MSW students in placement, on the topic of “Transitioning to Clinical Practice”. Megan has also taken a lead at the trauma program service level, involving herself as a coordinator in our Alcohol Screening and Intervention program for all inpatients with a positive alcohol level on admission.
    Megan brings enthusiasm, commitment, and positive energy to working in trauma every day, and I feel truly blessed to have her as a colleague.

  • Colleen Boyce says:

    Congratulations Megan on this nomination – a great recognition!

  • Victoria Sweetman says:

    Congratulations Megan on your nomination.
    Best of luck.

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