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January 5, 2022 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) recognizes the historic agreement-in-principle regarding harms to First Nations children, families and communities. On December 31, 2021, this non-binding agreement was reached between the parties which will provide $20 billion in compensation to victims and survivors, as well as a further $20 billion for long term reforms to First Nations child welfare services.

December 15, 2021 - Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) released ‘Don’t Go Back: Do Better,’ that makes recommendations necessary to not only improve long term care standards and efficiency but also increase dignity and safety for all those in Canada.

December 7, 2021 – Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the reintroduction of legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences specific to drug offences – and is hopeful this signals the necessary expansion of harm reduction approaches to public health issues in Canada.

December 1, 2021 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the introduction of Bill C-4, new and strengthened legislation that would ban conversion therapy for all ages in Canada. This bill is the fourth piece of legislation introduced by the federal government for the purpose of banning conversion therapy and is the most comprehensive to date.