Policy & Position Statements

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.

February 2017 -

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, On behalf of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), I would like to cautiously commend your government for the introduction of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan. 

February 2017 -

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today applauds the Liberal government for adhering to evidence with the introduction of Bill C-37, new legislation that appears to confirm the importance of harm reduction and will facilitate the opening of new safe injection sites through a less...

January 2017 -

On this day, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, and solemnly remembers the 14 women murdered on this day in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

November 2016 -

CASW impatiently awaits delivery of the promise made to Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

October 2016 -

On October 6th, 2016, CASW Board Members met with many parliamentarians from all three major political parties to discuss the priorities of the social work profession in Canada. 

November 2014 -

Concerning Sections 172 and 173 of Budget Bill C-43

September 2014 -

In response to a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that Canada’s prostitution laws were unconstitutional and inappropriate, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) was introduced in June by Justice Minister Peter MacKay. If enacted as drafted,...