Statement on the Decriminalization of Personal Use of Psychoactive Substances

10 July, 2020 - Statement on the Decriminalization of Personal Use of Psychoactive Substances
 

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) strongly supports and applauds the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) for its leadership in recommending, to the Government of Canada, in decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal consumption.

 

CASW Proudly Elects New President

June 29, 2020 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce the election of Joan Davis-Whelan, MSW, RSW from Newfoundland and Labrador as the association’s new President. 

CASW Letter to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau - Call to Action

June 15, 2020 - CASW is calling for the Government of Canada to take immediate and tangible action to remedy our need for structural change. 

CASW Stands in Solidarity with the ABSW Declaration of Systemic Racism

June 3, 2020 - CASW Stands in Solidarity with the Association of Black Social Workers' (ABSW) Declaration of Systemic Racism
 
The Association of Black Social Workers declares that people of African descent have been living in a global pandemic for over 400 years. The injustices of systemic racism continues to plague our communities in every facet of our lives. 

CASW Statement of Mourning, Solidarity and Call to Action

June 8, 2020 – While social media has provided a platform to shine light on the experiences of racism that is present in our lives, people of colour in North America have been living this reality since colonialism established dominance in the territories.  Despite efforts to mobilize and be educated by racialized communities and allies, it has taken compounding devastating events in recent weeks in Canada and in the United States to turn the collective attention to this lived reality. This moment must not be lost: the abomination of the violence faced by people of colour must be matched in impact by societal change.

 

Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada

June 1, 2020 - Joint Letter to Minister Hajdu and Minister Schulte - Improving Long-Term Care for People in Canada

We are writing to you with recommendations for responding to the staggering effects COVID-19 has had on our health-care system, particularly in long-term care (LTC) homes across Canada. These recommendations were recently unveiled by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) on May 27 through a report entitled 2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada. We invite you to read it and consider the proposals we are bringing forward.

Ending Mandatory Minimums for Drug Offences

May 27, 2020 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes Ending Mandatory Minimums for Drug Offences.

Social workers across Canada are working tirelessly to address the ongoing and devastating opioid crisis, often impeded by the continued criminalization of substance use throughout Canada.

Unified Social Work Voice

OTTAWA - April 27, 2020 - As a unified national voice for Canadian social workers, the Intersectoral Committee represents social work education, regulation, and the professional associations in Canada and we proudly acknowledge, thank, and salute you – our members - for your all too often unheralded service.

We are committed to walking with you on this journey – to advocate for the different resources that you might need to support yourself and others, and to practise ethically and professionally.

Job opportunities

Position Title Organization Location
Manager The Association of Black Social Workers Dartmouth
Family Support Worker Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – F&CS Early Childhood Development, Family Supports Whitehorse YT
Registrar & Executive Director The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) Edmonton AB
Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician Northern Health Prince George BC

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