NAACJ Open Letter: Call to Restore Judicial Discretion in Sentencing

A collection of Members from the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) are writing to urge you to restore judicial discretion in sentencing in order to reduce the criminalization of Canada’s most vulnerable people.

Open Letter: Call to Restore Judicial Discretion and Eliminate Mandatory Minimum Penalties

April 24, 2018 - On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), this letter is to communicate our deep disappointment that, with the introduction of Bill C-75, the Government of Canada has chosen not to address the expanded use of mandatory minimums imposed by the previous Government.

Dr. Mary Valentich Awarded The Glenn Drover National Award for Outstanding Service: The Canadian Association of Social Workers' Highest Honour

March 23, 2018 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Dr. Mary Valentich.


World Social Work Day 2018

March 20, 2018 - The 2018 World Social Work theme is: ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’

Message from CASW President on International Women's Day 2018: Me Too, Us Too

March 8, 2018 - I write this message for International Women’s Day 2018, feeling that the world is changing for the better, and that in many ways, things will never be the same. 

The Three Pillars of the Profession Celebrate National Social Work Month: Bringing Change to Life

March 1, 2018 - Across Canada, the profession of social work is Bringing Change to Life. In front-line, community-building, policy, advocacy, and research roles, social workers are social justice professionals: outspoken advocates for the people and communities we serve, and champions for positive change.


Working Towards Equality: Budget 2018

February 27, 2018 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the gender-based analysis that informed Budget 2018, as well as its commitment to introduce legislation that ensures gender budgeting remains a permanent part of the federal process. 

CASW Calls for the Decriminalization of Personal Use of Psychoactive Substances

February 26, 2018 - From January to June 2017, there were at least 1,460 opioid-related deaths in Canada. Sadly, our nation is on track to exceed this number of overdose deaths in this same period of time in 2018.

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