The Child Welfare League of Canada and the Canadian Association of Social Workers Welcome New Direction on Indigenous Child Welfare

March 8, 2019 - “Generation after generation of Indigenous children have been separated from their families, culture, and community,” states CASW President Jan Christianson-Wood. “Social workers acknowledge the profession’s role in contributing to this harm and we are committed to bringing humility and accountability in support of realizing the intent of this legislation.”

Three Pillar Proclamation – National Social Work Month 2019: Real People. Real Impact.

National Social Work Month, marked in March of each year, is a time to celebrate the profession, reflect on the work that remains to be done to join together and work for a better world – and this year, to celebrate the impacts made by the people and communities with whom social workers have the honour to work and walk alongside.

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. 

Job opportunities

Position Title Facility Location
Family Therapist, CYMH Ministry of Children and Family Development New Westminster BC
Family and Critical Response Specialist WorkSafeBC Richmond BC
Clinician, CYMH (North Fraser Float) Ministry of Children and Family Development Multiple locations  BC
Regional Manager, Child & Family Services Yellowknife Regional Office Yellowknife NT

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