CASW's Letters to the New Cabinet Ministers

November 26, 2019 - Read CASW's letters to the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers.

Standing with First Nations children should be the first thing on the list for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General today

November 21, 2019 - Ottawa, ON – In a few days, the Federal Government of Canada will take First Nations children back to court in an effort to dismiss a compensation order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). On his first day as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable David Lametti should drop its application for judicial review and stay of the ruling and work with the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society to develop a plan for children, youth, and families to access compensation.

Statement of Apology and Commitment to Reconciliation

November 19, 2019 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) acknowledges its role in supporting the implementation of residential schools and affirming the approach to child welfare that led to the 60s scoop through the promotion of discriminatory policies with the underlying motivation to dispossess Indigenous peoples from their land.

Insurers and healthcare groups collaborate to help providers and patients better understand health insurance benefits

November 13, 2019 - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association together with the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC), a group of leading healthcare associations, have produced a new guide that will help healthcare providers and their patients better understand how private health insurance works.

Health and Social Service Professional Associations call for the creation of a new Cabinet position: Minister of Mental Health and Wellbeing

October 29, 2019 - Letter to Prime Minster Trudeau - As national organizations, representing over 238,000 professionals on the front lines of service delivery, we urge the creation of a new Cabinet position: Minister of Mental Health and Wellbeing.


CASW Post-Election Letters to Parliamentarians

October 24, 2019 - Following the 2019 federal election, CASW sent letters to key federal Parliamentarians making recommendations for the future of mental health in Canada. 

CASW Recommends Mental Health Parity

October 23, 2019 - CASW today releases a major paper recommending Mental Health Parity in Canada, including complementary measures as well as the creation of a new federal Minister of Mental Health and Well-Being. 

Health care providers band together to advocate for investments in primary care

October 3, 2019 - Today, leaders from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada gathered in Vancouver to call on federal party leaders to commit to establishing a targeted $1.2 billion Primary Health Care Transition Fund.

Job opportunities

Position Title Facility Location
Social Worker – Resident/Family Centered Care Louis Brier Home and Hospital Vancouver  BC
Youth Engagement Worker Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – F&CS Residential Services, Residential Youth Treatment Whitehorse YT
BSW Clinical Research Associate (Bilingual in English/French) University of Regina Regina SK

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