Registrar and Director of Professional Practice Announcement

The BC College of Social Workers is delighted to welcome both Joan Braun and Ellice Daniel to the BC College of Social Workers. Joan has accepted the position of Registrar for the College, and Ellice has accepted the position of Director of Professional Practice. Both started their positions on September 4, 2018.

Welcome, Joan and Ellice!

Joan Braun is a Registered Social Worker and a lawyer, with a wealth of experience in senior management in the non-profit sector. Her management experience includes developing, implementing and overseeing a broad range of legal and social service programs. At the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, she established the first legal aid clinic for older adults in Western Canada and developed new social support and educational services for older adults who had experienced elder abuse. She subsequently moved into the role of Executive Director of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. In 2013 she was recruited from the Commission to the position of executive director at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. She returned to British Columbia in 2015, to begin studies towards a PhD and to resume private practice work. As a complement to her management experience, Joan has more than ten years’  experience in private practice as a mediator and consultant. She is passionate about social justice and believes that the social work profession has a vital role in advancing this objective.  She is looking forward to her new position and to contributing towards advancing and supporting the profession.

Phone: 604-737-4916 ext. 2222

Ellice Daniel started her career with the Provincial Government of British Columbia, as a Correctional Officer, in 1999.  She completed her Social Services Diploma at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2003 and her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2005.  She was a Probation Officer between 2004-2007 and she was employed with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, as a Registered Social Worker, between 2007-2012. She pursued her Masters in Social Work, through Dalhousie University and successfully defended her thesis which is titled “Fostering Cultural Development: Foster Parents’ Perspectives” in April 2011.
Her employment history includes being employed as a Psychiatric Liaison Worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital, a Sessional Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley and a group facilitator with Stroh Healthcare. She is also the sole proprietor of her own private practice Ashura Counselling and Consulting.
Her research interests include foster care, foster parents and transcultural foster care placements with a particular interest in the experiences of children and youth from racialized groups.

Phone: 604-737-4916 ext. 2224