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.

CASW Proud to Announce Code of Ethics Revision

October 31, 2018 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is proud to announce that a contract to revise the national Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Practice will be awarded to a team led by Noela Crowe-Salazar BA, MSW, RSW of Pimatisiwin Consulting and Counselling, with additional member Randy Passmore of Cathedral Consulting, and Véronique Mireault.

CASW Condemns Conversion Therapy

October 18, 2018 – CASW is pleased to officially endorse and republish the Canadian Psychological Association’s Statement on Conversion/Reparative Therapy for Sexual Orientation.

War on Drugs? Reflections from the CASW President

September 28, 2018 - Like many Canadians, when I heard the news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed on to a renewal of the US led ‘war on drugs,’ I did a double take.

Letter to Minister Duclos: Child Welfare Caseload Study

September 5, 2018 - I am writing to inform you of the results of our recent major research on social workers and child protection in this country, and to ask for your help in improving child welfare systems across Canada. 

Letter to Minister Goodale: Social Workers and PTSD

September 5, 2018 - I am writing to again 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).

Job opportunities

Position Title Facility Location
Instructor, Faculty of Social Work - Southern Alberta Region University of Calgary Lethbridge  AB
Regional Social Worker Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services Whitehorse and various Yukon communities YT
Industry Specialist (Mental Health Injury Prevention) Regulatory government agency Richmond BC
Guardianship Worker Ministry of Children and Family Development Smithers/Hazelton BC

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