Policy & Position Statements

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. 

February 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is deeply concerned by 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 seeking refugee status in Canada.

February 2017 -

CASW wrote to oppose proposed budget cuts that would dismantle the Aurora College Social Work Program – the only social work program serving the families and communities of the Northwest Territories.

February 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) stands in solidarity with the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada (ASWNC) in deep concern about proposed budget cuts to Aurora College and the potential closure of its 2-year Social Work Program.

February 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims and to the survivors of the Quebec Mosque Attack.

February 2017 -

CASW sent a letter to the Minister of Finance addressing the possible taxation of health and dental premiums, adding our voices to the many other professional associations and stakeholders who have already voiced their concerns. 

February 2017 -

On January 6, 2017, CASW contacted the Minister of Children, Families, and Social Development, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and the Minister of Finance recommending that social work be included in the National Loan Forgiveness Program.

February 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is deeply disappointed that consensus could not be reached by the federal, and provincial and territorial governments on the next health accord despite the additional offer of dedicated funds for mental health.