Open Letter: The Number of Indigenous Children in Care is a Humanitarian Crisis

January 19, 2018 -  CASW is writing to thank you for calling an emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare in Canada and to offer our association’s assistance in any way your government may require it.

Release Social Worker Munther Amira Immediately! Statement by IFSW Human Rights Commission

January 7, 2018 - The IFSW Human Rights Commission calls for the immediate release of Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker who was arrested on the 27thDecember while peacefully protesting to defend the rights of children who had been detained by Israeli authorities.

CASW Welcomes LGBTQ2 Apology, Hopeful for Continued Change

November 28, 2017 -  The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes today’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians, hopeful that it will help bolster continued societal shifts toward equity and inclusion.  

Community Consensus Statement: Ending Unjust HIV Criminalization

November 28, 2017 - The Community Consensus Statement outlines a shared critique of why Canada’s approach to HIV criminalization is wrong and calls for some specific actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with HIV.

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association response to the National Housing Strategy

November 22, 2017 - The federal government today unveiled Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy, a historic plan which contains a series of policies and programs that puts the needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations at its core. 

Children’s Rights Can Make Canada Work Better

November 20, 2017 - Members of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) will honour children in celebrations across the country for National Child Day and celebrate the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the reason for this day and for Child Rights Education Week (CREW 2017). 

From Safety Net to Stable Foundation: CASW Recommends a Universal Basic Income

October 30, 2017 - Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) releases a position paper recommending a Universal Basic Income (uBIG) to ensure no person in Canada lives in poverty; bolster the Canadian economy; and put an end to income assistance systems that are often inefficient and unkind.

Letter to Minister Goodale on Social Work and PTSD

September 20, 2017 - On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), I am writing to 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). 


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