Policy & Position Statements

August 2020 -

August 5, 2020 - 2021 Pre-Budget Submission Standing Committee on Finance

We are hopeful that this government will take the opportunity presented by the unprecedented and...

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 - KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS) – 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...
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 acknowledges...

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...

July 2020 -
10 July, 2020 - Statement on the Decriminalization of Personal Use of Psychoactive Substances
 

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) strongly supports and applauds the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) for its leadership in...

June 2020 -

June 29, 2020 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce the election of Joan Davis-Whelan, MSW, RSW from Newfoundland and Labrador as the association’s new President. 

June 2020 -

June 15, 2020 - CASW is calling for the Government of Canada to take immediate and tangible action to remedy our need for structural change. 

June 2020 -
June 3, 2020 - CASW Stands in Solidarity with the Association of Black Social Workers' (ABSW) Declaration of Systemic Racism
 
The Association of Black Social Workers declares that people of African descent have been living in a global pandemic for over 400...
June 2020 -

June 8, 2020 – While social media has provided a platform to shine light on the experiences of racism that is present in our lives, people of colour in North America have been living this reality since colonialism established dominance in the territories.  Despite efforts to mobilize and be...