Press Releases

Social Workers: Building Relationships, Strenthening Communities and Partnering for Change

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2012

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) are proud to jointly proclaim March 2012 as National Social Work Month with the theme, “Social Workers: Building Relationships, Strengthening Communities and Partnering for Change.”

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CASW World Day for Social Justice

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2012

“The wealth of western economies is no more inevitable than the poverty of emerging ones, and that the wealth we enjoy today has been based on – and only on – the good, growth-oriented policies, the right, often tough choices and the hard work done in the past.” – Prime Minister Harper - January 16, 2012 - Davos, Switzerland

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Human Rights Day 2011

For Immediate Release

Human Rights Day 2011

OTTAWA (December 7, 2011) – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joins the global community in celebrating international Human Rights Day (December 10) by acknowledging and honouring the thousands of people who, in this past year,  manifested their opposition to undemocratic governments and worldwide economic inequality  by reclaiming their human rights.

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CASW Encourages Social Workers to Support Community of Attawapiskat

The Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency three weeks ago due to an extreme housing shortage. Attawapiskat is home to the Mushkego or Omushkego James Bay Cree.

“In the absence of federal and provincial (Ontario) government leadership, the Canadian Red Cross is mobilizing to help meet immediate needs of the children and their families in the community of Attawapiskat” stated Morel Caissie, CASW President. “The living conditions in Attawapiskat are a collective failure of Canada to meet the most basic needs of its citizens.”

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