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My last blog post!

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

Health Care and Social Service Education Associations Partner to Address the Opioid Crisis

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

Memories of John Flynn

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: The start of a new calendar year!

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

President and Executive Director Visit to Atlantic Schools

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

Dr. Ginette Berteau Elected Co-Vice President

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! Partager/Share

Dr. Donna Hardy-Cox Nominated Associate Vice-President

November, 2018.  Dr. Donna Hardy-Cox has been appointed to the role of Associate Vice-President at Memorial University. As Dean of the social work school for the past six years, Dr. Hardy-Cox’s contributions to leadership in social work education and to strengthening the social work profession are impressive. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hardy-Cox in her new position! Read More. Partager/Share

The OTSTCFQ Supports the CASWE-ACFTS Statement on Affirmation of Gender Diverse Children and Youth

October, 2018. The Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) supports the Declaration on the affirmation of transgender children and youth. The statement, co-authored by CASWE-ACFTS and the Canadian Association of Social Workers-Association canadienne des travailleuses et travailleurs sociaux (CASW-ACTS), clarifies their positions related to social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth. The OTSTCFQ has prepared a web …Read More

Happy Return!

September has slipped through my fingers again. Does this happen to you? Between grant writing (love that adrenaline rush!), teaching a course that is new to me (meeting 30+ new people!), and getting my offspring into their own various activities, I have been busy. I am sure you know the drill, even if you do not have all those factors. Luckily, I had an invigorating and inspiring summer to charge …Read More

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