June 02, 2020 - CASW stands in solidarity with NASW's statement on lethal police force
June 1, 2020 - Joint Letter to Minister Hajdu and Minister Schulte - Improving Long-Term Care for People in Canada
We are writing to you with recommendations for responding to the staggering effects COVID-19 has had on our health-care system, particularly in long-term care (LTC) homes across Canada. These recommendations were recently unveiled by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) on May 27 through a report entitled 2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada. We invite you to read it and consider the proposals we are bringing forward.
May 27, 2020 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes Ending Mandatory Minimums for Drug Offences.
Social workers across Canada are working tirelessly to address the ongoing and devastating opioid crisis, often impeded by the continued criminalization of substance use throughout Canada.
OTTAWA - April 27, 2020 - As a unified national voice for Canadian social workers, the Intersectoral Committee represents social work education, regulation, and the professional associations in Canada and we proudly acknowledge, thank, and salute you – our members - for your all too often unheralded service.
We are committed to walking with you on this journey – to advocate for the different resources that you might need to support yourself and others, and to practise ethically and professionally.
April 20, 2020 - The Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) reinforce the requests of other national and provincial organizations, deeply concerned with the wellbeing of children in Manitoba, for the Government of Manitoba to immediately withdraw the sections of Bill 34 that pertain to the Children’s Special Allowance.
April 13, 2020 - As this crisis deepens, the health considerations of COVID-19 will be considerable. The compounding social consequences will have profound and ongoing repercussions on the PSHCP membership, social workers will be here to support the mental health recovery of PSHCP members and their families.