CASW has been active on many social policy and social action fronts, thanks to its affiliation as an organizational member of several national coalitions:
CDPAC is a network of Canada’s major national, provincial and territorial health organizations that have come together around the common cause of promoting healthy living for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
The members of the Organizations for Health Action are committed to sustaining and enhancing the health of Canadians, and in the continuous improvement of fair, equitable, efficient and effective health services and system(s). As active participants in the development and implementation of our health system(s) we commit to these guiding principles for health and health care in Canada.
The QELCCC works to improve end-of-life care for all Canadians by focusing on the following pursuits:
1. Ensure all Canadians have access to high quality hospice palliative end-of-life care.
2. Enhance the level of support family caregivers receive.
3. Improve the quality and consistency of hospice palliative end-of-life care in Canada.
4. Encourage Canadians to discuss and plan for end-of-life.
Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC)
Previously known as the G7 (Group of Healthcare Professionals) and the G11, the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) is a group of national health care professional associations who formed a partnership to work collaboratively on health initiatives with a view to broadening policy initiatives beyond traditional health care providers. Along with the CASW, members of the EHPC include the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Speech‐Language and Audiology Canada, Canadian Psychological Association, Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Association of Optometrists, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, and Canadian Dental Association.
The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. Established in 1998, CAMIMH is a volunteer run organization that provides mental health education to the public. A fundamental objective of CAMIMH is to engage Canadians in a national conversation about mental illness. By starting this conversation, CAMIMH hopes to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and provide insight into the services and support available to those living with mental illness.