Press Releases

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...

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,...

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