Press Releases

2016/04/28

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is deeply encouraged by yesterday’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering the federal government to enact Jordan’s Principle, giving the Department...

2016/04/21

OTTAWA, April 22 2016 – In response to the first reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the...

2016/04/1

OTTAWA, ON – April 1, 2016 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is delighted to welcome the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) back into full partnership in the CASW national federation. ACSW has not been a provincial partner in the CASW federation since March 31, 2011...

2016/03/30

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 30, 2016 – 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...

2016/03/24

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 23, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) has renamed its highest honour to The Glenn Drover National Award for Outstanding Service. Previously titled The CASW National Award for Outstanding Service, the award has been renamed in honour and in memory of...

2016/03/23

OTTAWA, ON – March 22, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)...

2016/03/17

(Fredericton, New Brunswick) March 16, 2016 – The Canadian Social Work Foundation (CSWF)...

2016/03/1

OTTAWA, March 1, 2016 – National Social Work Month (NSWM) is a time to celebrate the profession, reflect on our individual and collective accomplishments, and assess the next challenges and opportunities for our profession.  NSWM’s 2016 theme is again Social Work: Profession of Choice,...

2016/02/17

CASW provided a Pre Budget submission to the Standing Commitee on Finance, which can be read in full here.  The three main recommendations were: 1) Implement a new Social Care Act for Canada, 2) Consider the...

2016/02/8

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2016 - The Canadian Association...

2016/01/26

OTTAWA, ON – January 26, 2016 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the decision to acknowledge the federal government’s egregious discrimination of First Nations children by underfunding child welfare on reserves.  Today’s Human Rights Tribunal ruling in favor of the...

2015/12/21

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that Professor Nuelle Novik and Professor Glen Schmidt have been appointed Co-Editors of Canadian Social Work, the official journal of CASW, published in October of each year.

Dr. Novik is a is an Associate Professor...

2015/12/21

Ottawa, ON – December 21, 2015 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the Liberal Government’s promise to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code, as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Recommendations. Sometimes referred to as the “Spanking Law,” Section 43...

2015/12/14

(Ottawa, Ontario) December 14, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the announcement that the Government of Canada has officially launched the first phase of a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. CASW is deeply encouraged by this...

2015/12/1

Click to read CASW's letters to Cabinet Ministers
 

Open Letter to...

2015/11/25

OTTAWA, November 25, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today issued A New Social Care Act for Canada that provides an in-depth history of Canada’s social...

2015/11/20

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2015

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) affirms the Liberal Government’s commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before year’s end. Especially in the wake of recent high-profile terrorist attacks that have shaken the global...

2015/10/21

(Ottawa, Ontario) October 21, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the new Liberal government under Prime Minster-elect, Mr. Justin Trudeau. CASW commends this new government’s declared commitment to Canada’s Aboriginal populations and optimistically awaits their...

2015/09/22

Ottawa, Ontario (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015) – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research...

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