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November 30, 2022 - The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) are celebrating the renewal of their historic 2020 Memorandum of Understanding by launching - Reparations for Social Workers of African Descent – a joint project focusing on the profession of social work and its relationship with the African Canadian community.

November 18, 2022 - After a decade of advocating, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today celebrates the passing of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act that repeals mandatory minimum sentencing for certain drug offences.

October 19, 2022 - CASW provides a submission to the 2022 Pre-budget Consultations. This is a pivotal moment for Canada’s future: as we move away from the acute height of the pandemic, the critical issues with Canada’s social supports, and the way these supports most egregiously fail certain groups, have never been more apparent. At the same time, the public agrees striving to return ‘back to normal’ is not good enough, and support for robust social funding and support has never been stronger.

October 12, 2022 - The lack of timely, equitable, accessible, inclusive, and affordable mental health and substance-use health care has long been a very serious problem in Canada. The federal government, along with its provincial and territorial partners, must play a central role to ensure Canadians receive the care they need, when they need it.