Practice Resources

General Resources




CASW Continuing Education



If you are working from home and looking for ways to keep your practice skills sharp, please check out CASW's continuing education webinars


Highlighted Webinars:


Group work during the time of COVID-19

Ethical challenges for social workers during COVID-19: A global perspective

Opening the Doors to Children and Youth: Using the new Global Framework for Reopening Schools in Child and Youth Serving Spaces

Expanding Role and Reach: A Community-Centered Child Welfare Response to COVID-19

Grief in the time of COVID-19: Lessons for social work

Race, Health and COVID-19

Keeping survivors safe & healthy: VAW shelters’ responses to COVID-19

Current State of COVID-19: Telehealth, Liability, and Business Insurance Considerations

Staying Resilient in Turbulent Times

Protecting children from abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-hosted by: CASW, Children First Canada, CWLC

Personal and Professional Strategies to Reduce Psychological Stress During a Pandemic

Connecting the disconnected: How technology can be used to reduce social isolation among older adults

Providing E-Services to Clients: What are the Risks?

The Brain Health & Wellness Project: Supporting frontline clinicians to promote brain health and wellness using Fountain of Health tools


Click here to see the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) response to Field and Placement cancellations: Covid-19 Communication – Field Education Placements. (March 19th, 2020)


CASW - BMS Practice Resources:



Crisis Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Ethical Issues for Regulated Health Professionals in the era of Covid-19

Returning to Practice During Covid-19

Covid-19: Virtual Health Care Services Ensuring Continuity of Care

Covid-19: Volunteer Liability During Public Health Emergencies

Covid-19 Raises Cybersecurity Risks

Considerations when Resuming Practice

Parting Ways – The Right Way: Terminating the Client Relationship

Waivers of Liability – Considerations When Resuming Practice

Consent to Treatment: Covid-19



CASW Social Work Peer-to-Peer Support Group


Self-isolating or working from home? Looking to connect with social workers across Canada? CASW recently launched a private Facebook Group to help find ways for us to provide support to each other while we work through this unsettling time.


Support and Benefit Programs


Temporary changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) in response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update: RSW's have now been included indefinitely

COVID-19: Resources For Indigenous Governments, Organizations, Businesses And Individuals 

COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group

Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19)


After CERB: Transitioning to new benefits

EI Caregiving benefits and leave: What caregiving benefits offer

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

COVID-19: Changes to Canadian taxes and benefits

Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program

COVID-19: Legislation and regulations for protecting Canadians


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Information on Provincial Pandemic Pay Programs



Mental Health Resources

Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mini-guide to help employees' mental health through winter

NASW - Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic Planning: How Can My Agency Prepare for the Potential Spread of Coronavirus?

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Keeping Well - Keeping Safe!

Click here New “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet on Coping With and Preventing COVID-19

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction:  Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Government of Canada: Taking care of your mental health (COVID-19)

Child Welfare League of Canada: Guidance note: Maintaining connections for children and youth in the context of COVID-19 

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support 

Canada COVID-19 mobile app  

Taking Care of your Mental Health (COVID-19)

CCSA - Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use: Online Repository of Resources

Grief in the time of COVID-19

Child Welfare League of Canada - COVID-19 resources for parents, youth and caregivers

COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

Supporting youth with anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative

ECHO Coping with COVID program

UNICEF presents - A pandemic through a girl's eyes: 16 adolescent girls from nine countries film their lives under lockdown. 

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action - This free course will equip experienced child protection practitioners with the skills to implement evidence-based crisis response and prevention strategies to protect vulnerable children during the evolving COVID-19 crisis. 

Resources for Seniors


2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada.

Canadian Coalition For Seniors' Mental Health - Mental Health Long-Term Care

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health - Mental Health Support Lines For Seniors In Canada 

Talk 2 NICE - is a free friendly check-in service specializing in the care of elders and disabled community members.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health - Virtual Visits Toolkit 

Government of Canada - Just for You - Seniors

Mental Health Commission of Canada - Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada - Age-Friendly Communities

Canadian Association on Gerontology  - Free Webinars

Government of Canada - COVID-19: Resources for seniors and their caregivers

Government of Canada - One-time tax-free payment for seniors

Government of Canada Resources/International News and Resources for Social Workers

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Resources - Tool Kit for Health Care Providers

COVID Alert - Canada's free exposure notification app.

Click here to access the Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources Page

Click here for information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Infection Prevention Control Canada

Click here for updated information on the Covid 19 virus from the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Click here for the World Health Organization (WHO) - Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Click here for the Inter-Agency Standing Committee - Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak- Version 1.0

Social work from a social distance: Coronavirus forces U.S. child advocates to adapt