Policy & Position Statements

April 2020 -
April 10, 2020 - This is a an urgent request, on behalf of the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) that represents 11 national professional health and social organizations, for a joint technical briefing on the newly introduced programs for businesses, employers and...
April 2020 -

April 3, 2020 - CASW is writing to plead for the consideration of social workers, who are also placing their lives at risk, when contemplating decisions behind the allocation of Personal Protective Equipment to the provinces and territories. 

 
April 2020 -

April 7, 2020 - CASW urges the Government of Canada to reduce the administrative costs of delivery by swiftly introducing a uBIG that will immediately provide an economic floor for Canada to rebuild. 

April 2020 -

April 7, 2020 - Letter from the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) to the Canadian Bankers Association.  – The mounting impacts of the COVID -19 pandemic are uniquely felt by post-secondary students, particularly those studying to become the next generation of Canada’s...

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....