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March 1, 2024 - This March we commemorate the 2024 Code of Ethics, Values and Guiding Principles while acknowledging the challenges faced by social workers, particularly during the pandemic. We honour our Seven Points of Unity and celebrate these shared values guiding our individual and collective journeys of truth, reconciliation, equity, and inclusion.

February 27, 2024 - IFSW stands in full support of the recent statement by humanitarian leaders on the extreme peril facing civilians in Gaza. The escalation of violence following the attacks on 7 October has led to a preventable humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale, with tens of thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians, mostly women and children, orphaned, killed, injured or permanently disabled, and more than three-quarters of the population displaced, facing life threatening shortages of food, water, sanitation, and healthcare.

Februrary 22, 2024 - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) urges the federal government and its provincial and territorial counterparts to act immediately to find a way to continue funding Wellness Together Canada. Mental health and substance use health is health and all people in Canada have a right to universal care.

February 21, 2024 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to submit to the Government of Canada’s 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation recommending a comprehensive social work sector study and the expansion of the Canada Student Loans forgiveness program.