June 17, 2021 - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health today releases a discussion paper that calls on the federal government to introduce and pass a new piece of legislation: a Mental Health and Substance Use Health Care For All Parity Act.
June 10, 2021 - The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) stand in solidarity with Muslim individuals, families, and communities against Islamophobia – and against the broader societal and political forces that incite and embolden it.
June 1, 2021 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) shares the nation’s horror at the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all Indigenous communities in Canada mourning these children and others yet to be found, are foremost in our thoughts.
May 13, 2021 - CASW strongly supports and recognizes the urgent need to address and prevent elder abuse. Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or distress to an older person (National Centre on Elder Abuse, n.d.). With their varied roles throughout our communities and specialized education in systems perspectives, social workers are uniquely positioned to offer insight on this issue.