Press Releases

Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada: The Future of Canadian Social Policy

OTTAWA, May 22 2014 – Today the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) issued a paper that proposes Canada adopt an equity framework for the development of future social policy. The paper is in response to CASW’s growing concern over the federal government’s diminishing role in social programming, and dwindling federal fiscal contribution to provincial and territorial social programs.

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Rights Require Investment - Victims Bill of Rights

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 4, 2014 – Yesterday the Government of Canada announced the details of the long awaited Bill C-32, dubbed the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The stated intention of the bill is to safeguard and honour the rights of victims throughout the legal process.  Changes proposed by the bill include providing victims with access to more information about sentencing, and making it safer for vulnerable witnesses to testify.

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Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Eleven national health organizations opposed to the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act expressed their disappointment in the legislative process that has allowed a bill to pass that could jeopardize public safety, limit recovery for victims, and cause harm to people living with a mental illness.

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National Social Work Month 2014 - Proclamation Social Workers Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada

For National Social Work Month 2014 (March), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) federation chose the theme Social Workers Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada to reflect the professions growing concern at the rising social, economic and health inequities in Canada.

“In celebrating our profession, we celebrate the achievements of the women and men, both past and present, who have spent their lifetimes fighting to move Canada progressively forward towards a more inclusive society” states CASW President, Morel Caissie.

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