CASW Stands in Solidarity with the ABSW Declaration of Systemic Racism

CASW Stands in Solidarity with the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) Declaration of Systemic Racism
June 3, 2020 - 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 stands in solidarity with NASW's statement on lethal police force

June 02, 2020 - CASW stands in solidarity with NASW's statement on lethal police force 

NASW condemns yet another incident of lethal police force against an African American
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly condemns the continued death of unarmed people who are African American at the hands of police. We renew our call for the nation to adopt policing reforms to address this crisis. And we offer our condolences to the families of the people who have died.

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.

MCSW & CASW Statement on Bill 34 & Children’s Special Allowance

April 20, 2020 - The Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) reinforce the requests of other national and provincial organizations, deeply concerned with the wellbeing of children in Manitoba, for the Government of Manitoba to immediately withdraw the sections of Bill 34 that pertain to the Children’s Special Allowance. 

Social Workers - Mental Health Practitioners - Public Service Health Care Plan

April 13, 2020 - As this crisis deepens, the health considerations of COVID-19 will be considerable. The compounding social consequences will have profound and ongoing repercussions on the PSHCP membership, social workers will be here to support the mental health recovery of PSHCP members and their families. 

Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC): Joint Technical Briefing Request - COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

April 10, 2020 - This is a an urgent request, on behalf of the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) that represents 11 national professional health and social organizations, for a joint technical briefing on the newly introduced programs for businesses, employers and individuals as part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help mitigate the economic impact of the outbreak. 

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