Press Releases

Social Workers Support Mental Illness Awareness Week

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2011

Mental Illness Awareness Week (September 30 – October 6) is an annual national public awareness and education campaign to help open the eyes of all Canadians to the reality of mental illness. Beginning in 1992, MIAW brings faces to mental illness and promotes increased national dialogue to address the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.

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Social Workers Defending Social Programs for a Stronger Canada

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2012

Given the onslaught of legislative changes and policy  decisions impacting social programs from coast to coast to coast, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) federation adopted “Social Workers Defending Social Programs for a Stronger Canada" as its 2012-13 theme to guide efforts in advocating for social justice.

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CASW Endorses Global Agenda of Social Work and Social Development

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA (July, 6, 2012) - As the global social work and social development communities gather in Stockholm, Sweden for the 2012 Joint World Conference, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce its adoption of the Global Agenda of Social Work and Social Development: Commitment to Action.

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Reforming Old Age Security: A Social Work Perspective

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2012

The Government of Canada recently announced its intention to reform Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Specifically, it proposes to gradually increase the age of eligibility for the OAS pension and the GIS between the years 2023 and 2029 from 65 to 67. The age of eligibility for the Allowance will also increase from 60 to 62.

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CASW Seeks Restoration of NWAC and NCFNG Funding

For Immediate Release

"Canada is committed to promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples," said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs. "Canada's active involvement abroad, coupled with its productive partnership with Aboriginal Canadians, is having a real impact in advancing indigenous rights at home and abroad."
- November 12, 2010

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Free to Choose our Future. (If you can afford it)

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2012

With Budget 2012-13 the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) was hopeful that the Harper Government would use the opportunity to do more than the small steps taken last budget in support of seniors. However, the announcement of extending eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67 by 2029 will only serve to increase the number of seniors living in poverty and dependant on social assistance from provincial jurisdictions.

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Canadian Association of Social Workers Report on Social Transfer

OTTAWA, March 19, 2012 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today issued a comprehensive report aimed at bringing attention to the lack of accountability inherent in the receipt and delivery of the Canadian Social Transfer.  Entitled Canada Social Transfer Project - Accountability Matters, the Report outlines recommendations on renewing accountability for the billions transferred annually from the federal to provincial governments in support of social services, childcare and post-secondary education.

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