Policy & Position Statements

May 2018 -
A collection of Members from the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) are writing to urge you to restore judicial discretion in sentencing in order to reduce the criminalization of Canada’s most vulnerable people.
April 2018 -

April 24, 2018 - On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), this letter is to communicate our deep disappointment that, with the introduction of Bill C-75, the Government of Canada has chosen not to address the expanded use of mandatory minimums imposed by the previous...

March 2018 -

March 23, 2018 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Dr. Mary Valentich.

 

March 2018 -

March 20, 2018 - The 2018 World Social Work theme is: ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’

March 2018 -

March 8, 2018 - I write this message for International Women’s Day 2018, feeling that the world is changing for the better, and that in many ways, things will never be the same. 

March 2018 -

March 1, 2018 - Across Canada, the profession of social work is Bringing Change to Life. In front-line, community-building, policy, advocacy, and research roles, social workers are social justice professionals: outspoken advocates for the people and communities we serve, and champions...

February 2018 -

February 27, 2018 - The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the gender-based analysis that informed Budget 2018, as well as its commitment to introduce legislation that ensures gender budgeting remains a permanent part of the federal process. 

February 2018 -

February 26, 2018 - From January to June 2017, there were at least 1,460 opioid-related deaths in Canada. Sadly, our nation is on track to exceed this number of overdose deaths in this same period of time in 2018.

February 2018 -

February 2018 - CASW urgently echoes Assembly of First Nations national Chief Perry Bellegarde’s call for a national strategy to address racism against Indigenous people.

January 2018 -

January 19, 2018 -  CASW is writing to thank you for calling an emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare in Canada and to offer our association’s assistance in any way your government may require it.