Policy & Position Statements

March 2020 -

March 25, 2020 - In this unsettling time, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) want to close this solemn National Social Work Month with a commitment of solidarity.

March 2020 -

March 23, 2020 - We appreciate the measures that have been taken by all levels of government to minimize the spread of COVID-19. However, we must ensure those working directly with the public, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers, are properly protected and supported, so...

March 2020 -
March 17, 2020 - Message from CASW President regarding COVID-19: I want to acknowledge the uncertainty and insecurity we are feeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
March 2020 -

March 11, 2020 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) enthusiastically applauds the Government of Canada for its introduction of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy).

February 2020 -

February 24, 2020 - CASW, along with many other organizations active in Criminal Justice, has signed on to an open letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness regarding amending the Criminal Records Act.

February 2020 -

February 13, 2020 -  In November 2019, over 150 of our organizations signed a joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate....

February 2020 -

February 18, 2020 - In this time of Reconciliation, the Government of Canada must provide the leadership necessary to uphold its promises of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Calls to Action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls...

February 2020 -

February 14, 2020 - In support of the federal government’s commitment to improve Canadians’ access to primary care,  we recommend a one-time fund in the amount of $1.2 billion over four years to expand the establishment of primary care teams in each province and territory. 

February 2020 -
February 5, 2020 - Read CASW's pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, aiming to influence the next Federal Budget. 
November 2019 -

November 26, 2019 - Read CASW's letters to the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers.