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Conference

2017 CASWE-ACFTS Conference
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario
May 29 – June 2, 2017

 THE NEXT 150
Interrogating Social Work’s Role
in “Nation” Building

The 2017 Conference of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education will be held at Ryerson University within the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The association conference will convene  participants from across Canada for five days of meetings, sharing, learning and networking opportunities.

Call for Proposals – Deadline January 6, 2017

Focusing on the sub-themes below, the 2017 Conference Planning Committee invites students, educators, practitioners and community members to submit proposals for papers, posters, panels, and roundtables. In an innovative approach to this call we are also inviting participants to submit visual, live performance (including music), or video artwork related to the following conference sub-themes.


Conference Sub-themes:

  • Art Inspired Social Change: Social Work Taking Up the Call
  • Decolonizing Social Work Epistemologies
  • More than Just Hours: Social Work Placements as Sites of Transformations
  • Making the Link Between Transnationalism, Glocalization (a critical lens that examines links between global and local processes), Colonialism and Imperialism
  • Transforming the Classroom: Supporting Critical Change
  • QUEER: Re-imagining the “Nation”

Click here for call guidelines

Student Proposal Award

Students who are currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time social work program of one of our member institutions are also encouraged to submit their proposals. Five awards will be provided to students with the most promising presentation submissions. For more details, click here.

Submit Your Proposal

Past Conferences:

2016 Conference Program
2015 Conference Program
2014 Conference Program
2013 Conference Program
2012 Conference Program