Policy & Position Statements

September 2019 -

September 11, 2019 - The Federal Election will take place October 21, 2019. The hub brings together a variety of resources and other tools to help you make your decision in election 2019.

August 2019 -

August 28, 2019 - Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes Decriminalization, Exit Strategies, and the Social Determinants of Health: A three-pronged approach to health, safety and dignity for sex workers. 

June 2019 -

June 24, 2019 - CASW stands in strong support of the National Association of Social Workers' (NASW) statement condemning President Trump’s planned raids on immigrant families. 

June 2019 -

June 4, 2019 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) lauds and affirms Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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...