Press Releases

2017/01/6

On January 6, 2017, CASW contacted the Minister of Children, Families, and Social Development, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and the Minister of Finance recommending that social work be included in the National Loan...

2016/12/22

Have questions about Medical Assistance in Dying? Check out our resource hub to track CASW's involvement with this issue and view provincial resources. 

Click here to view the Hub.

2016/12/21

Ottawa, ON – December 20, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is deeply disappointed that consensus could not be reached by the federal, and provincial and territorial governments on the next health accord despite the additional offer of dedicated funds for mental health....

2016/12/19

December 19, 2016

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minster of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

The Honourable William Morneau
Minister of...

2016/12/12

Ottawa, ON – December 12, 2016 – Against evidence based research and best practices, in 2015 the Harper government chose to place lives at risk with the passing Bill C-2, the Respect for Communities Act. Bill C-2 unnecessarily made the opening of new safe injection sites a labour-intensive and...

2016/12/5

(Ottawa, Ontario) December 6, 2016 – On this day, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, and solemnly remembers the 14 women murdered on this day in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. While there has...

2016/11/18

Ottawa, ON – November 20, 2016 – With the current federal government first year now elapsed, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) impatiently awaits delivery of the promise made to Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Colloquially referred to as the “Spanking Law,”...

2016/10/28

On October 6th, 2016, CASW Board Members met with many parliamentarians from all three major political parties to discuss the priorities of the social work profession in Canada. Please see below to access a Backgrounder on CASW Priorities that was circulated to...

2016/09/27

CASW recently submitted recommendations to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities’ Study on Poverty Reduction, titled "From Aspiration to Implementation: End Poverty by Putting People First." 

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2016/09/8
Background

One in eight Canadian households do not have enough money to buy safe and nutritious food.  Household food insecurity, the...

2016/09/8

Mental Health Now! policy document...

2016/08/31

In August, CASW sent letters to each Canadian Premier requesting that an Order in Council be passed immediately to support full, transparent, and open communication with the national MMIW inquiry Commissioners and relevant federal officials. 

August 17, 2016

Council of the...

2016/06/30

(Ottawa, ON) June 30, 2016 – The Canadian Association for Social Work Education – l’Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS), the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators (CCSWR), and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) met in Winnipeg, Manitoba on...

2016/06/15

OTTAWA, ON – June 15, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce the election of Janice Christianson-Wood, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW as the association’s new President.

“CASW plays a pivotal role in unifying the voices of social workers to create positive...

2016/05/10

OTTAWA, ON - May 10, 2016 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) commends the federal government’s decision to officially adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada was one...

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...

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