Press Releases

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...

2015/09/11

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2015

 

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) stands behind the recent statement of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) calling for immediate and substantial action from governments to resolve the humanitarian...

2015/08/5

For Immediate Release
August 05, 2015

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) affirm the 94...

2015/07/17
St. John’s, N.L. (July 16, 2015) – Canada’s “oldest” provinces and territories need more health transfer funds to look after their rapidly-growing seniors populations, Dr. Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), said today. Dr. Simpson made the comment at a seniors...
2015/04/22

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015

A ‘Robin Hood’ Reversal – CASW Budget Reaction 2015

April 21, 2015 -OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Association of Social Workers is deeply troubled that the Government of Canada’s ability to sustain a strong social safety net for...

2015/03/31

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 31, 2015 – 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...

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 death 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 ...

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