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July 9, 2021 - Dear Speaker of the Senate Furey, Senator Gold, Senator Plett, Senator Woo, Senator Tannas and Senator Cordy, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) - the national association voice for Social Work in Canada, we are urging you to reconvene the Senate as soon as possible to expedite Bill C-6: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Conversion Therapy)

June 29, 2021 – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has finally received royal assent, officially becoming law in Canada. The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins many other advocates and allies in Canada in celebration but knows that vigilance must remain.

June 17, 2021 - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health today releases a discussion paper that calls on the federal government to introduce and pass a new piece of legislation: a Mental Health and Substance Use Health Care For All Parity Act.

June 10, 2021 - The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) stand in solidarity with Muslim individuals, families, and communities against Islamophobia – and against the broader societal and political forces that incite and embolden it.