Policy & Position Statements

June 2018 -

June 29, 2018 – Since 2002 the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) have maintained a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that reflects the shared values and reciprocal relationship.

 

June 2018 -

June 28, 2018 - CASW stands in solidarity with NASW seeking to support and amplify their message of deep distress over recent developments in immigration policies in the United States. Furthermore, CASW calls on the Government of Canada to immediately repeal the Safe Third Country Agreement...

June 2018 -

As professions deeply connected to supporting and protecting children, we are appalled at the ‘zero tolerance’ policy currently being applied in the United States that separates and detains children and parents; intentionally causing psychological harm and crisis for children already in distress...

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.