Policy & Position Statements

October 2017 -

October 30, 2017 - Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) releases a position paper recommending a Universal Basic Income (uBIG) to ensure no person in Canada lives in poverty; bolster the Canadian...

September 2017 -

September 20, 2017 - On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), I am writing to stress the importance of the inclusion of social workers in future research and initiatives around the topic of first...

September 2017 -

September 8, 2017 -  CASW joins the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and other national organizations in principled support for the Government of Canada’s proposed tax changes intended to see all Canadians pay the same equitable level of personal taxation for income earned.

September 2017 -

On behalf of the CASW federation, I extend our congratulations on your historic appointment. CASW looks forward to supporting your office in the swift resolution of discrimination of Indigenous children...

August 2017 -

A social worker for 24 years, CASW extends a special message of welcome to the new Minister of Health. 

July 2017 -

CASW extends to Julie Payette our sincere congratulations on her appointment as Governor General Designate of Canada.

 

June 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the passing of Bill C-16, an act that adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

May 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is encouraged by the positive comments from the Government of Canada on Bill C-277, a An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, suggesting the Bill could receive swift approval. 

April 2017 -

Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) -- of which CASW is a proud member -- officially launched the 15th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign, seeking nominations from the public.

April 2017 -

Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially announced the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards for 2017.