Press Releases

2015/03/6

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 6, 2015 – Celebrated each year on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) provides an opportunity to acknowledge the successes of women and the advancements made in gender equality across the world....

2015/03/2

OTTAWA, March 2, 2015 – Social Work: Profession of Choice is the 2015 theme for National Social Work Month (March) selected to communicate the profession's unique scope and significance in meeting the needs of Canadians.

“In today’s society, social worker’s distinctive skill sets are...

2015/02/24

Ottawa, ON (February 19, 2015)– On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide in a unanimous ruling, giving the federal and provincial governments a year to create new legislation.

While the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is...

2015/01/9

The following joint statement by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) clarifies our position on issues of social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth.

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2015/01/7

Ottawa, ON, (Tuesday, December 2, 2014) – Thirty-nine national health-care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) issued a consensus statement today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through ...

2014/11/20

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, November 20, 2014- For National Housing Day (November 21), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) again appeals to the Government of Canada to provide the leadership to develop a national long-term affordable housing plan. This plan must link all...

2014/10/28

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2014

 The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is deeply disappointed to learn that the Government of Canada plans to use an omnibus budget bill to avoid scrutiny of its decision to fundamentally alter its relationship with the provinces...

2014/09/15

For Immediate Release

(Ottawa, Ontario) September 12, 2014 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the New Brunswick Association of Social Worker (NBASW) are exceptionally pleased to join together in congratulating Rina Arseneault for receiving the Order of Canada today in...

2014/09/5

OTTAWA, ON- In response to a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that Canada’s prostitution laws were unconstitutional and inappropriate, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) was introduced in June by Justice Minister Peter MacKay. If enacted as drafted, the new...

2014/08/18

 

  
The roots of the social work profession are grounded in the principles of peace and social justice. Social workers in North America are united by our respective Codes of Ethics in which the promotion and well-being of humans, regardless of location or...

2014/08/15

For Immediate Release


(Ottawa, Ontario) August 15, 2014 – The roots of the social work profession are grounded in the principles of peace, social justice and the dignity and worth of all peoples. Social work principles also include capacity building, social and economic equality and...

2014/05/27

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2014/05/21

OTTAWA, May 22 2014 – Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) issued a paper that proposes Canada adopt an equity framework for the development of future social policy. The paper is in response to CASW’s growing concern over the federal government’s diminishing role in social...

2014/05/1

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 4, 2014 – Yesterday the Government of Canada announced the details of the long awaited Bill C-32, dubbed the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The stated intention of the bill is to safeguard and honour the rights of victims throughout the legal process.  Changes...

2014/04/14

Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Eleven national health organizations opposed to the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act expressed their disappointment in the legislative process...

2014/04/10

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 10, 2014 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins with the nation in mourning the loss the Honourable Jim Flaherty.

Regardless of political affiliation, CASW and the Honourable Jim Flaherty shared a common commitment to building a stronger Canada....

2014/04/8

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Proudly Announces the 2014 Champions of Mental Health Awards Recipients


(Ottawa, Ontario) April 1, 2014. Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health...

2014/03/31
HEAL releases report to encourage public discussion about the role  of the federal government in health and health care

OTTAWA, March 31, 2014 – Canada’s 2004 Health Accord expires today.  With no new agreement in its place, the Health Action Lobby (HEAL), who represent more than half a...

2014/03/31

For National Social Work Month 2014 (March), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) federation chose the theme Social Workers Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada to reflect the professions growing concern at the rising social, economic and health inequities in Canada.

“In...

2014/03/28

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 28, 2014 – The CASW Distinguished Service Awards are presented to remarkable social workers selected from the membership of CASW Partner organizations each March during National Social Work Month. The CASW Distinguished Service Awards serve to honour the significant...

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