Policy & Position Statements

August 2018 -

August 3, 2018 - Read CASW's pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, aiming to influence the next Federal Budget. 

August 2018 -

August 2, 2018 - CASW is a proud member of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), the national voice for mental health in Canada. Established in 1998, CAMIMH is an alliance of 16 mental health groups comprised of health care providers and organizations that represent...

July 2018 -

July 31, 2018 - We are a national consortium of experts who serve and advocate for the needs and rights of older people. We are delighted by the recent appointment of a new Minister of Seniors, and send our congratulations to the Honourable Filomena Tassi.

July 2018 -

July 17, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) proudly announces the five Canadians who have been selected for the 16th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign.

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.