Policy & Position Statements

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 (...

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.