2023 HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR
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.