Open Letter: Amending the Criminal Records Act

February 24, 2020 - CASW, along with many other organizations active in Criminal Justice, has signed on to an open letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness regarding amending the Criminal Records Act.

Letter to Minister Morneau - Pharmacare Now Statement

February 13, 2020 -  In November 2019, over 150 of our organizations signed a joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate. We are now calling on your government to make the financial commitments that are needed in this year’s budget to make this program a reality.  

Statement on Wet'suwet’en Nation and Commitment to Reconciliation

February 18, 2020 - In this time of Reconciliation, the Government of Canada must provide the leadership necessary to uphold its promises of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Calls to Action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

2020 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

February 14, 2020 - In support of the federal government’s commitment to improve Canadians’ access to primary care,  we recommend a one-time fund in the amount of $1.2 billion over four years to expand the establishment of primary care teams in each province and territory. 

Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Pre-Budget Submission Standing Committee on Finance

February 5, 2020 - Read CASW's pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, aiming to influence the next Federal Budget. 

CASW's Letters to the New Cabinet Ministers

November 26, 2019 - Read CASW's letters to the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers.

Standing with First Nations children should be the first thing on the list for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General today

November 21, 2019 - Ottawa, ON – In a few days, the Federal Government of Canada will take First Nations children back to court in an effort to dismiss a compensation order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). On his first day as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable David Lametti should drop its application for judicial review and stay of the ruling and work with the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society to develop a plan for children, youth, and families to access compensation.
 

Statement of Apology and Commitment to Reconciliation

November 19, 2019 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) acknowledges its role in supporting the implementation of residential schools and affirming the approach to child welfare that led to the 60s scoop through the promotion of discriminatory policies with the underlying motivation to dispossess Indigenous peoples from their land.

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