Policy & Position Statements

April 2019 -

April 18, 2019 - "I am writing to express our association’s fervent support for Bill 260, An act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy). Conversion therapy is not evidence based and can cause great harm – especially among children and youth – and we thank you for your leadership in...

April 2019 -

April 4, 2019 - I am writing with deep concern about the stated intention of the Government of British Columbia to expediate the de-professionalization of child protection services by broadening the hiring credentials for positions that fall within the...

March 2019 -

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 31, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Distinguished Service Awards are presented to remarkable social workers selected from the membership of CASW Partner organizations each year.

March 2019 -

OTTAWA, ON – March 19, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes continued national leadership in building a more equitable Canada by investing in seniors, housing, harm reduction, internet access and the potential of universal pharmacare in Budget 2019, but with many...

March 2019 -

March 8, 2019 - “Generation after generation of Indigenous children have been separated from their families, culture, and community,” states CASW President Jan Christianson-Wood. “Social workers acknowledge the profession’s role in contributing to this harm and we are committed to bringing...

February 2019 -

National Social Work Month, marked in March of each year, is a time to celebrate the profession, reflect on the work that remains to be done to join together and work for a better world – and this year, to celebrate the impacts made by the people and communities with whom social workers have the...

February 2019 -

As social workers, we emphasize the importance of addressing the social determinants of health and of a public health approach in creating communities and conditions that support individuals to live their happiest, healthiest lives. 

January 2019 -

OTTAWA (January 29, 2019) - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) encourages all Canadians to talk, text, and join in on social media in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30.

January 2019 -

Recruiting and retaining social workers in underserved rural and remote communities is an ongoing challenge in Canada. The Government of Canada has recognized this challenge with other professions by offering Canada Student Loan forgiveness for nurses and family doctors. 

December 2018 -

December 17, 2018 - Each year, the Government of Canada transfers upwards of 10 billion dollars to the provinces and territories in support of social services with no idea how the money is actually spent.