April 11, 2023 – Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) officially welcomes the Social Workers Association of Alberta (SWAA) to the national federation with the signing of the federation partnership agreement.
April 5, 2023 – “The additional $3.5 billion to its initial $20 billion offer is a direct consequence of the advocacy of the FNCFCS under the leadership of Dr. Cindy Blackstock” notes CASW President, Joan Davis-Whelan. “She has placed First Nations children and their families in the centre of advocacy and has not yielded against all forces that have tried to stop, circumvent and reduce the obligation to recognize and compensate children.”
April 3, 2023 - This March, social workers across Canada celebrated the profession and the essential work we do to support people navigate complex systems. Beyond Social Work Month, CASW will continue to support social workers individually and collectively work towards a just and equitable recovery, while navigating the uncertainties that lie ahead. Thank you social workers for addressing systemic gaps, providing key services, strengthening communities, and building a more just world!
March 29, 2023 - HEAL, Organizations for Health Action, who represent over 40 national health organizations dedicated to improving the health of Canadians and the quality of care they receive, responded today to the recently tabled federal budget. We are hopeful that this funding will support more access by Canadians to team-based healthcare and will help to address some of the pressing concerns that Canada’s healthcare system is currently experiencing, including workforce shortages, delayed surgeries, and over-capacity emergency rooms.