Press Releases

Anticipating Action: CASW Welcomes Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

(Ottawa, Ontario) December 14, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the announcement that the Government of Canada has officially launched the first phase of a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. CASW is deeply encouraged by this government’s early steps to honour Canada’s Indigenous communities and anticipates swift action on the findings of the inquiry.


CASW Statement on the Refugee Crisis

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2015

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) affirms the Liberal Government’s commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before year’s end. Especially in the wake of recent high-profile terrorist attacks that have shaken the global community, CASW redoubles its supports of our federal government’s international humanitarian obligations.


Seeking Accountability: CASW Welcomes Liberal Party of Canada’s Promise of Change

(Ottawa, Ontario) October 21, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) welcomes the new Liberal government under Prime Minster-elect, Mr. Justin Trudeau. CASW commends this new government’s declared commitment to Canada’s Aboriginal populations and optimistically awaits their action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as on the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.  


The Canadian Way - Health Action Lobby's Call to Action on Health Care

Ottawa, Ontario (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015) – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians care deeply about finding the sustainable and cost-effective options that will enhance our national health. And healthy Canadians make for a healthy and competitive economy.


“Oldest” provinces need more transfer funds to look after seniors health care: CMA president

St. John’s, N.L. (July 16, 2015) – Canada’s “oldest” provinces and territories need more health transfer funds to look after their rapidly-growing seniors populations, Dr. Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), said today.
Dr. Simpson made the comment at a seniors care roundtable organized by the CMA and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) running parallel to the Council of the Federation summer meeting of provincial and territorial premiers.