Policy & Position Statements

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.

March 2017 -

The CASW Distinguished Service Awards are presented to remarkable social workers selected from the membership of CASW Partner organizations each March during National Social Work Month. 

March 2017 -

CASW is a proud member of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), who welcomed yesterday’s federal budget and congratulates the government on its historic federal commitment to mental health investments.

March 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) has long advocated for accountable social investments that would deliver a coordinated national plan to reduce poverty in Canada, supporting our most vulnerable to live with dignity and respect.

March 2017 -

CASW wrote to the Minister of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to express concern about the lack of response from the Government of Canada (GOC) on the significant increase of asylum seekers arriving in Canada from the United States via illegal border crossings....

February 2017 -

The Three Pillars of the Profession Celebrate Social Work’s Power to Empower National Social Work Month 2017 by recognizing social workers’ greatest strength and greatest responsibility: the Power to Empower.