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. 

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.

Job opportunities

Position Title Facility Location
Chief of Social Work & Attendance Services Durham District School Board Regional Municipality of Durham ON
Manager, Quality Assurance and Risk Management Public Guardian and Trustee of BC Vancouver  BC
Clinician, Child and Youth Mental Health Ministry of Children and Family Development Quesnel BC
Chief Executive Officer Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba Brandon MB

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