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About Us

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education – l’Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS) is a national, charitable, association of university faculties, schools, departments, and modules offering social work education in Canada.

The Association’s primary mandate is to support the promotion of excellence in social work education, scholarship, and practice. This mandate is primarily carried out through the accreditation of BSW and MSW social work programs, research, the publication of a journal, and an annual conference.

The Association’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for accrediting social work programs in Canada. There are currently 42 CASWE-ACFTS university programs in Canada that are accredited or have Pre-Accreditation status.

The Association’s journal, the Canadian Social Work Review is a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually and invites articles for submission. For further information please contact the Managing Editor.

The annual conference of CASWE-ACFTS is held in a different university each year and brings together academics, students and community members who present information from research, practice and policy related to social work education.