August, 2019. The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS would like to update members on a decision taken regarding the National Indigenous Accreditation Board’s (NIAB, created in 1995 as the First Nations Accreditation Board) request to enter an Agreement between the NIAB and CASWE-ACFTS on mutual recognition of accredited degrees. As you may recall, the First Nations Adult Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC, formed in 1997) reached out to the Association’s Board …Read More
August, 2019. The Board of Directors would like to inform members of a decision taken at their June meeting regarding requests for permission to apply for CASWE-ACFTS accreditation from programs that are not members of Universities Canada. There are currently two college programs currently offering BSW degrees that are non-accredited (Douglas College in BC and Booth College in Manitoba). At this time, the graduates from these two programs can register …Read More
July, 2019. The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS would like to update members on a change regarding the 2020 Conference. In April, 2019 the Board agreed to hold the 2020 Association meetings and Conference in Calgary, as part of the International Federation of Social Workers’ (IFSW) 2020 Conference, and in support of the co-host, the University of Calgary. Since then, the Association has received feedback from members highlighting the logistical …Read More
As I look forward to our CASWE-ACFTS 2019 conference in Vancouver, I also reflect back on the last few months. I had the enormous privilege of attending three fascinating events in the month of March. I attended the first two days of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters. It began the day after a plane …Read More
The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) in partnership with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) are pleased to announce the funding of a three-year interprofessional education project by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program. The project, titled Empowering the next generation of health care and social service professionals with knowledge, skills, tools and supports to …Read More
Februrary, 2019. We were shocked last week to hear of the sudden death of John Flynn. We knew him as a student, a member of the CASWE-ACFTS board of directors, treasurer of CASWE-ACFTS, a social worker, a colleague, and a friend. We first met John after the 2014 CASWE-ACFTS AGM, when he joined the board of directors as the new social work student liaison. At that first meeting and throughout …Read More
January is an exciting month in many ways. The start of a new calendar year and, for many of us, the start of a new term. Not all of us in education throughout the world are on the same calendar, however. I just returned from representing Canada at the board meetings of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). For some of us, like me, we were missing …Read More
December, 2018. As part of the Association’s strategy to intensify and strengthen collaboration and networking with all member schools, Association President Susan Cadell and Executive Director Alexandra Wright visited four Atlantic schools in November. The goal was to encourage participation in the annual conference and involvement in the work and activities of various constituency groups, such as the Association’s journal, the Commission on Accreditation, Committees and Caucuses. The President and …Read More
December, 2018. Deans and Directors and Faculty members from Ontario Schools of Social Work sent an open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. In their letter, the schools denounce the closure by the provincial government of the Child Advocacy Office. Read More.
December, 2018. Dr. Ginette Berteau of the School of Social Work at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) was elected Co-Vice President on the Board of Directors of The International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc. Professor Berteau also received from her university the Teaching Excellence Award. Please join us in congratulating Professor Berteau on her accomplishments!