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Social Work Educator Appointed to Senate

Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Social Work, has been appointed to the Senate of Canada. Please click here for more information. 


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2016-2017 Action Plan

The 2016-2017 Action Plan re-affirms the four overall directions articulated in last year’s Action plan. In addition, this year’s plan identifies specific initiatives that have arisen as a result of several board planning sessions. These initiatives recognize the current context of our work and serve to actualize the newly approved statement of Vision, Mission and Principles. We invite members to join us by becoming active in any of the Working groups identified below.

Please contact the National Office and they can connect you with the lead BOD member for each working group.

1. Active support for and/or engagement in the AIFRIS conference to be held in Montreal in summer of 2017 at l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

2. Development of a protocol relating to international field placements: A working group consisting of members of the Field Education Committee and the International Affairs Committee will be established to draft the protocol.

3. Marking the first year anniversary of the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission through the following three initiatives: 

  • Working group to prepare a statement of social work complicity in colonialization;
  • Thunderbird Circle will finalize the Accord on Indigenous social work education for adoption and promotion within CASWE-ACTFS member institutions;
  • Working group to explore the development of a Memorandum of Understanding with National Indigenous Accreditation Board.

4. Development of a CASWE-ACFTS web-based Resource Repository: A working group will be formed to develop a proposal, outlining budgetary and human resource requirements to facilitate the sharing of pedagogical resources, templates, exemplars, and research information;

5. Succession planning. Another working group will be established to develop succession planning policies, and develop a plan for succession.

 Approved by the members June 1st, 2016.