Press Releases

CASW Encourages Attending Nationwide Sisters In Spirit Vigils

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2013

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is encouraging social workers and all Canadians to join one of the 177 Sisters In Spirit Vigils organized nationwide on October 4th 2013 to call on levels of government to work with Aboriginal women and representative organizations to address the high numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

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CASW Applauds Premiers’ Support for National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Aboriginal women

For Immediate Release
July 25, 2013

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the Premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories for committing their support for a national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women.

“The epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada must be addressed if our nation is to achieve the promise of equality of opportunity enshrined in our constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms” states CASW President, Morel Caissie. 

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Event Advisory National Day of Action – Stop Cuts to Refugee Healthcare

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2013

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) encourages social workers and all Canadians to support the National Day of Action to Stop Cuts to Refugee Health  on June 17, 2013 organized by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC). Events are being organized in 19 communities across Canada.

Visit http://www.doctorsforrefugeecare.ca  to locate the National Day of Action event nearest to you.

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CASW Supports Harm Reduction for National Drug Strategy

Ottawa, June 12 2013 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is joining the growing chorus of health professionals strongly opposed to the Harper Governments prohibitionist approach to drug policy.

In 2008, the Harper Government eliminated all mention of harm reduction in Canada’s national drug strategies; relapsing Canada back to a time in history when the benefits of harm reduction were not widely understood by governments or the general public.

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