November 17, 2020 - Beyond COVID-19 : HEAL’s recommendations for a healthier nation outlines issues our members have seen on the front lines, including recommendations for pandemic readiness in the future, in addition to our remained focus on HEAL’s two key priority areas to the federal government.

October 13, 2020 - We are jointly writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) to discuss recent temporary changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). Our two associations represent approximately 30,000 members nationally that, regardless of immediate potential risk, are addressing the compounding mental, psychological and emotional consequences that our families, communities, and our nation are experiencing at this time of great uncertainty.

OTTAWA, September 23, 2020 – Today’s Speech from the Throne outlined an agenda to ride out the COVID-19 storm rather than revisioning Canada to better address systemic racism and pervasive social issues to flatten the curve of inequality.

September 15, 2020 - The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding for the profession that recognizes systemic racism and commits to joining forces to rectify wrongs and strengthen the lives of people of African descent in Canada.  


September 2, 2020 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Recommendations for Canada’s just recovery plan – Flattening the curve of Inequality

August 11, 2020 - CASW has updated our Social Work Scope of Practice Statement. Read the full Scope of Practice document here.

August 26, 2020 - CASW has been active on many social policy and social action fronts, thanks to its affiliation as an organizational member of several national coalitions.

August 5, 2020 - We are hopeful that this government will take the opportunity presented by the unprecedented and challenging time to set a bold course for the future. 

Job opportunities

WorkSafeBC , Richmond , BC
RainCity Housing , Vancouver , BC
University of Calgary , Calgary , AB
Canuck Place Children's Hospice , Vancouver , BC

Events and Conferences

May 14 to May 15 , OASW Provincial Social Work Conference 2021 ,
Toronto, ON