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Conference 2017: Call for Proposals

2017 CASWE-ACFTS Conference
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario
May 29 – June 1, 2017

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 Extended to January 20th, 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

Submissions are now Closed

Requirements for those whose submissions are accepted.

Conference Fees 

All conference attendees, including presenters, panelists and those attending any sessions, must pay both the Congress fee and the CASWE-ACFTS conference fee. CASWE-ACFTS uses the funds collected to cover the costs of planning and holding the conference.

The CASWE-ACFTS Conference fees for current CASWE-ACFTS members are:

  • Faculty: $170.00
  • Field Educators: $160.00
  • Students: $75.00

The Conference fees for non-members are:

  • Non-Members: $270.00
  • Friends: $190.00

The Congress Fees (to be paid in addition to CASWE-ACFTS Conference fees) are:

  • Regular attendees:
    • Prior to 31 March:$180.00
    • Starting April 1st: $215.00
  • Students, retired and unwaged:
    • Prior to 31 March: $70.00
    • Starting April 1st: $90.00

Further information can be found on the Congress website: http://congress2017.ca/register

Draft 2017 Conference Schedule

CASWE-ACFTS Membership Fee

In order to receive a discount on the CASWE-ACFTS Conference registration fee, you must be a member of CASWE-ACFTS. Membership runs from April 1-March 31st and fees must be paid to CASWE-ACFTS directly; They are not collected as part of the Congress system. The online membership system will be opened on February 1st 2017 for 2017-2018 membership (https://caswe-acfts.ca/members/individual/). Individual membership dues are $80.00 for faculty (current or former), $60.00 for Field Educators (current or former), and $40.00 for students (current or former). For further information please contact member.membre@caswe-acfts.ca.

Caucus, Committees and Collaborative Relations’ Meetings

A draft schedule for the week has been created and will be updated on a regular basis: Draft 2017 Conference Schedule

Please contact Houssein Charmarkeh (charmarkeh@caswe-acfts.ca) if you have any requests or concerns. Please note that this schedule may change.

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 information on the student award, please visit our website at: Outstanding Student Proposals for Presentations

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The CASWE-ACFTS Annual General Meeting will be held on May 31st 15:30-18:30. Please send Houssein Charmarkeh the names of your Faculty and Student delegates (and the designates for Deans and Directors as required) as soon as possible. All delegates, Deans/Directors, Faculty and Students must be individual members of the CASWE-ACFTS in order to vote at the AGM. AGM information will be available on the website.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Congress rate is $175.00 early bird and $195.00 regular (booking code “Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences”). Please book your room as soon as possible as they are on a first come first served basis and subject to availability. The rooms are not reserved in individuals’ names. Further information can be found on the Congress website : http://congress2017.ca/pla