CASW Witnessing at the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

As social workers, we emphasize the importance of addressing the social determinants of health and of a public health approach in creating communities and conditions that support individuals to live their happiest, healthiest lives. 

CAMIMH is proud to continue working with Bell Let’s Talk to support those living with mental illness

OTTAWA (January 29, 2019) - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) encourages all Canadians to talk, text, and join in on social media in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30.

Support the fight for student loan forgiveness for social workers

Recruiting and retaining social workers in underserved rural and remote communities is an ongoing challenge in Canada. The Government of Canada has recognized this challenge with other professions by offering Canada Student Loan forgiveness for nurses and family doctors. 

A New Social Care Act for Canada: 2.0

December 17, 2018 - Each year, the Government of Canada transfers upwards of 10 billion dollars to the provinces and territories in support of social services with no idea how the money is actually spent.

Position Paper: Medical Assistance in Dying - Mature Minors and Advance Requests

December 5, 2018 - Today, CASW releases a position statement on Medical Assistance in Dying to continue the end-of-life dialogue in Canada

Children and youth have a right to an advocate – they also desperately need one

November 16, 2018 - As organizations deeply committed to the well-being of children and children’s rights, we express our concern with the decision of the Ontario government to eliminate the position of the Provincial Child Advocate. 

Legislated Roadmap to Dignity for All

November 9, 2018 - In 1989, the House of Commons passed an ambitious resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Unfortunately, no successive federal government has demonstrated any semblance of the determination required to realize this achievable goal. Until now.

HEAL coalition releases health policy statement & national survey findings on Canadians’ priority issues

(OTTAWA – November 1, 2018) Today, Organizations for Health Action (HEAL), released its health policy consensus statement, Canadian Way 2.0, as well as the initial findings of a new Abacus Data survey related to healthcare.

Job opportunities

Position Title Facility Location
Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Social Work and Community Development professionals Cuso International Various - International
Training Specialist Department of Family Services Iqaluit NU
Client Services Specialist/ Spécialiste du service à la clientèle Department of Family Services Iqaluit NU
Team Leader, Child and Youth Mental Health Ministry of Children and Family Development Victoria BC

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