Policy & Position Statements

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.

January 2018 -

January 7, 2018 - The IFSW Human Rights Commission calls for the immediate release of Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker who was arrested on the 27thDecember while peacefully protesting to defend the rights of children who had been detained by Israeli...

November 2017 -

November 28, 2017 -  The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes today’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians, hopeful that it will help bolster continued societal shifts toward equity and inclusion.  

November 2017 -

November 28, 2017 - The Community Consensus Statement outlines a shared critique of why Canada’s approach to HIV criminalization is wrong and calls for some specific actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living...

November 2017 -

November 22, 2017 - The federal government today unveiled Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy, a historic plan which contains a series of policies and programs that puts the needs of...

November 2017 -

November 20, 2017 - Members of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) will honour children in celebrations across the country for National Child Day and celebrate the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the reason for this day and for Child Rights Education Week (...