Policy & Position Statements

September 2020 -

OTTAWA, September 23, 2020 – Today’s Speech from the Throne outlined an agenda to ride out the COVID-19 storm rather than revisioning Canada to better address systemic racism and pervasive social issues to flatten the curve of inequality.

September 2020 -
September 15, 2020 - The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding for the profession that recognizes systemic racism and commits to joining forces to rectify wrongs and strengthen the...
September 2020 -

September 2, 2020 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Recommendations for Canada’s just recovery plan – Flattening the curve of Inequality

August 2020 -

August 11, 2020 - CASW has updated our Social Work Scope of Practice Statement. Read the full Scope of Practice document here.

August 2020 -

August 26, 2020 - CASW has been active on many social policy and social action fronts, thanks to its affiliation as an organizational member of several national coalitions.

August 2020 -

August 5, 2020 - We are hopeful that this government will take the opportunity presented by the unprecedented and challenging time to set a bold course for the future. 

July 2020 -

July 30, 2020 - It is with great pride that the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publicly announce Ellen Oliver as the recipient of the 2020 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service....

July 2020 -
July 28, 2020 - The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) call on the provincial and federal ministers of justice to reconsider their position on holding a full public inquiry into the mass shootings that began in Portapique, Nova...
July 2020 -

July 27, 2020 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes Climate Change and Social Work.

As a profession founded in principles of social justice, CASW...

July 2020 -

July 13, 2020 – The CAMIMH membership, which comprises of 13 mental health associations, has worked together to produce CAMIMH’s Mental Health Action Plan. This document outlines CAMIMH’s six recommendations to the federal government on how to...