Press Releases

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...

2014/04/4

(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...

2014/03/31
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...

2014/03/7

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 7, 2014 - International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate the rights of women, build towards greater equality and honour the contributions of women to international peace and security. Sadly, celebrations in Canada continue to be overshadowed by the refusal of the...

2014/02/12

OTTAWA, ON- The road to a balanced budget in Canada must address health, social and economic equity, not a further erosion of programs and services that Canadians rely on to live with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, Budget 2014 makes no effort to address the social or...

2014/01/16

January 16, 2014 - Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) joins the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to recognize the one year anniversary of the release of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada.

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2014/01/6

January 7, 2014

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today released Social Media Use and Social Work Practice that outlines some of the ethical considerations...

2013/12/6

(Ottawa) December 6, 2013 - As members of Canada’s mental health community, the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) are deeply saddened by losses of life by suicide.

Any suicide is devastating for families and friends.  While many people, organizations and...

2013/12/6

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins with the global community in mourning the passing of the celebrated leader and visionary of peace, Nelson Mandela.

“Despite incurring great personal strife, Mandela’s acts of peaceful dissention led to the liberation of the oppressed...

2013/11/29

OTTAWA, November 22, 2013- On National Housing Day, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) continues its ongoing call for the Government of Canada to consult with all levels of government as well as the private sector to develop and implement a comprehensive national...

2013/11/26

OTTAWA, November 26, 2013- The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it will re-instate Bill C-54 (now re-numbered Bill C-14), the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, in the Senate of Canada. As a coalition of 12 national health organizations, we are optimistic that the government...

2013/10/17

SAVE THE DATE!

Joint National Social Work Conference 2014

Borders without Boundaries: Navigating the New Frontiers of Social Work

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the Canadian Association for Social Work...

2013/10/17

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2013

OTTAWA, October 16, 2013- Today’s Speech from the Throne outlined an agenda to put consumers first, however it failed to deliver an inclusive vision for Canada that will support the economic and social prosperity of all Canadians.

“Social...

2013/10/8


CAMIMH Recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, October 8th, 2013 – Today, members from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) are joined by the Faces of Mental Illness to...

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