All Webinars

CASW is in the process of transitioning webinar platforms.

Unfortunately, during this transition, our previously recorded on-demand webinars will not be accessible to members for two weeks however as content is migrated from the old to new platform, it will be made accessible. (July 10th is the date we anticipate to be completed the migration)

Please note that the CASW YouTube channel has a number of the recent webinars up as an alternative to the CASW webinar library.

Also, please note all upcoming webinars will not be affected by this transition as they will be delivered and made accessible on the new platform from this day forward.

Thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.

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Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism (Part 2)
Webinar series
Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism
Jul 13, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description
“Far too often we falsely convince ourselves that because we have a certain educational background, hold a certain professional title or have our own share of challenges in life, that we are immune to holding harmful beliefs about others.”  
 
This webinar series focuses on self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals.  By examining how human brain schemas are formed, participants will explore how their familial cultural experiences, the media and the larger culture work to create specific generalized ideas about others.  Participants will learn strategies to combat those beliefs and enable them to enhance their professional relationships with clients and others.  The aim of this webinar is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and how they translate into our work with clients. 
 
“Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.”
 
Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism (Part 1)
Webinar series
Self-Awareness: The First Step to Anti-Racism
Jun 29, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description
“Far too often we falsely convince ourselves that because we have a certain educational background, hold a certain professional title or have our own share of challenges in life, that we are immune to holding harmful beliefs about others.”  
 
This webinar series focuses on self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals.  By examining how human brain schemas are formed, participants will explore how their familial cultural experiences, the media and the larger culture work to create specific generalized ideas about others.  Participants will learn strategies to combat those beliefs and enable them to enhance their professional relationships with clients and others.  The aim of this webinar is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and how they translate into our work with clients. 
 
“Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.”
 
Grief in the time of COVID-19: Lessons for social work
Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

Grief is a normal and natural response in this time. Grief is a response to loss that affects our physical, emotional, behavioural, social, financial, and spiritual lives. It does not only occur in response to death; any loss can cause us to grieve. So much is being lost in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Grief literacy provides a way forward. Grief literacy calls on all of us to be better acquainted with grief so that we can support ourselves and one another. This webinar addresses what social workers can do in the time of COVID-19 to be more grief literate. With greater grief literacy, we can all support ourselves and one another better, now and in the future.

 

Webinar Key Objectives:

  • Review current theory about grief and loss
  • Discuss how grief is occurring in the pandemic
  • Define grief literacy
  • Consider implications for social work practice
On the Road to Universal Basic Income: The Crucial Role of Social Workers
Jun 9, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

Universal basic income (UBI) has the potential to transform our income security system and reduce poverty substantially.  Social workers, more than any other profession, can speak to the real-life consequences of poverty and economic precarity.  Social workers can also assume a leadership role in work towards a UBI as a key part of renewed public programs that could equip Canadian society to weather ongoing and future public health, environmental and other crises.  This webinar explores what social workers are doing, and what work still must be undertaken, to build a just, equitable and sustainable society that includes a secure economic floor upon which we can all stand.  

A Social Work Primer on Drugs: Just Say Know
Jun 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Description

This has been a stressful and challenging time across the world for Social Workers. Join this webinar to dive in to substance use and what we need to know as practitioners in terms of addiction and dependency. 

Race, Health and COVID-19
May 28, 2020 3:00 pm EDT
Description
The key objective is to deepen participants’ understanding of the impact COVID-19 is having on African Canadians. Senator Bernard aims to inspire participants to explore intersectionality and race equity in policy analysis and beyond. 
 
Decolonizing Journeys
May 27, 2020 2:00 pm EDT
Description
Webinar Key Objectives
To present an overview the process of decolonizing through Indigegogy.
Highlight milestones of the decolonizing journey for Indigenous and non-Indigenous social work practitioners and educators.
Begin to introduce participants to knowledge(s) or knowledge sets within a decolonizing journey. 
To foster curiosity and desire to engage in participants own decolonizing journeys.
 
Webinar Summary: 
This seminar offers an opportunity for participants to get an overview of what it means to engage in their own decolonizing journey. It is a step in understanding why decolonizing must be part of social work practitioners’ and educators’ response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) calls for action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. 
In this session, participants will begin to explore how decolonizing will influence their social work practice.  
 
Mindfulness and Compassion Practice for Turbulent Times - May 26th
Webinar series
Mindfulness and Compassion Practice for Turbulent Times
May 26, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Description

The integrity of offering mindfulness practice to our clients rests in our own practice of mindfulness. Come together as a community to be nourished and supported in period of guided meditation focused on stabilizing the mind/heart/body - evoking our inherent and sustainable loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

Keeping survivors safe & healthy: VAW shelters’ responses to COVID-19
May 15, 2020 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This webinar will explore how VAW shelters and transition houses are adapting their services during COVID-19 so they can continue to offer safety and support to women experiencing domestic violence. After providing some context on the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence and the VAW shelter sector, the webinar will focus on three of the ways VAW shelters are adapting their services to keep survivors both safe and healthy. Specifically, the webinar will look at the use of alternative locations for sheltering; supporting survivors within the shelter; and expanding the ways women can receive support from shelters. For each of these topics, Leah will examine some of the benefits and challenges, and share specific resources and examples.

Webinar Key Objectives:
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence & VAW shelters
Exploring three of the ways VAW shelters are responding to COVID-19 (alternative locations for sheltering, supporting survivors within the shelter, and expanding ways women can receive support)
Sharing resources and examples related to the topic that can be of use to those working in shelters
 
Social Work and Interprofessional Collaboration: Challenges and Advantages
May 14, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Description

This webinar covers various aspects of interprofessional collaboration (IP) that is used in SW practice to address complex situations that cannot be resolved in a compartmentalized manner (working in silos). The webinar also examines the important dimensions of IP collaboration, including roles and responsibilities, structure, and the collaborative process. In conclusion, the authors raise the importance of considering the benefits and implications for SW practice.

Key lessons:

  • Complex situations encountered in practice that require IP collaboration and new models of intervention
  • Definition and components of IP collaboration
  • Aspects that facilitate and hinder IP collaboration
  • Solutions to foster IP collaboration
  • Benefits of IP collaboration