The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes today’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians, hopeful that it will help bolster continued societal shifts toward equity and inclusion.
The Community Consensus Statement outlines a shared critique of why Canada’s approach to HIV criminalization is wrong and calls for some specific actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with HIV.
The federal government today unveiled Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy, a historic plan which contains a series of policies and programs that puts the needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations at its core. The Strategy aims to invest over $40 billion with the objective of creating 100,000 new affordable housing units, repairing and renewing 300,000 units, and removing 530,000 households from core housing need.
Members of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) will honour children in celebrations across the country for National Child Day on November 20, 2017.
Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) releases a position paper recommending a Universal Basic Income (uBIG) to ensure no person in Canada lives in poverty; bolster the Canadian economy; and put an end to income assistance systems that are often inefficient and unkind.
On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), I am writing to stress the importance of the inclusion of social workers in future research and initiatives around the topic of first responders/public safety officers and the incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) advocates for health, social and economic equity. Consequently, CASW joins the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and other national organizations in principled support for the Government of Canada’s proposed tax changes intended to see all Canadians pay the same equitable level of personal taxation for income earned.
On behalf of the CASW federation, I extend our congratulations on your historic appointment. CASW looks forward to supporting your office in the swift resolution of discrimination of Indigenous children and communities.