Policy & Position Statements

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.

November 2019 -
November 21, 2019 - Ottawa, ON – In a few days, the Federal Government of Canada will take First Nations children back to court in an effort to dismiss a compensation order by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). On his first day as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General,...
November 2019 -

November 19, 2019 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) acknowledges its role in supporting the implementation of residential schools and affirming the approach to child welfare that led to the 60s scoop through the promotion of discriminatory policies with the underlying...

November 2019 -

November 13, 2019 - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association together with the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC), a group of leading healthcare associations, have produced a new guide that will help healthcare providers and their patients better...

October 2019 -
 
October 29, 2019 - Letter to Prime Minster Trudeau - As national organizations, representing over 238,000 professionals on the front lines of service delivery, we urge the creation of a new Cabinet position: Minister of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
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October 2019 -

October 24, 2019 - Following the 2019 federal election, CASW sent letters to key federal Parliamentarians making recommendations for the future of mental health in Canada. 

October 2019 -

October 23, 2019 - CASW today releases a major paper recommending Mental Health Parity in Canada, including complementary measures as well as the creation of a new federal Minister of Mental Health and Well-Being.