Policy & Position Statements

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.

December 2018 -

December 5, 2018 - Today, CASW releases a position statement on Medical Assistance in Dying to continue the end-of-life dialogue in Canada

November 2018 -

November 16, 2018 - As organizations deeply committed to the well-being of children and children’s rights, we express our concern with the decision of the Ontario government to eliminate the position of the Provincial Child Advocate. 

November 2018 -

November 9, 2018 - In 1989, the House of Commons passed an ambitious resolution to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Unfortunately, no successive federal government has demonstrated any semblance of the determination required to realize this achievable goal. Until now...

November 2018 -

(OTTAWA – November 1, 2018) Today, Organizations for Health Action (HEAL), released its health policy consensus statement, Canadian Way 2.0, as well as the initial findings of a new Abacus...

October 2018 -

October 31, 2018 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is proud to announce that a contract to revise the national Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Practice will be awarded to a team led by Noela Crowe-Salazar BA, MSW, RSW of Pimatisiwin Consulting and Counselling, with...

October 2018 -

October 18, 2018 – CASW is pleased to officially endorse and republish the Canadian Psychological Association’s Statement on Conversion/Reparative Therapy for Sexual Orientation.

September 2018 -

September 28, 2018 - Like many Canadians, when I heard the news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed on to a renewal of the US led ‘war on drugs,’ I did a double take.

September 2018 -

September 5, 2018 - I am writing to inform you of the results of our recent major research on social workers and child protection in this country, and to ask for your help in improving child welfare systems across Canada.