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December 7, 2021 – Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the reintroduction of legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences specific to drug offences – and is hopeful this signals the necessary expansion of harm reduction approaches to public health issues in Canada.

December 1, 2021 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the introduction of Bill C-4, new and strengthened legislation that would ban conversion therapy for all ages in Canada. This bill is the fourth piece of legislation introduced by the federal government for the purpose of banning conversion therapy and is the most comprehensive to date.

November 29, 2021 - In February of 2020, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) released a statement calling on the Government of Canada to provide the leadership necessary to uphold its promise of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Calls to Action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) with regards to Wet'suwet’en territory.

November 24, 2021 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds many of the commitments in yesterday’s Throne Speech which will be key in having Canada thrive in the wake of COVID–19 -- but how these commitments are realized remains to be seen.