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Covid-19 and Field Education Placements – UPDATE

November 26, 2020 – At its November 22nd, 2020 meeting, the Association’s Board of Directors made the decision to extend the current Field Placement Guidelines until August, 2021. (These were formerly in effect ’til April 2021.) Chronology: June 25, 2020 March 31, 2020 March 19, 2020 March 18, 2020 If you have any questions related to the above, please email Stéphane Grenier, President of CASWE-ACFTS or the Executive Director, Alexandra …Read More

Statement on the Death of Joyce Echaquan

September 30, 2020 – The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS denounces the acts of racism suffered by Ms. Joyce Echaquan. We offer our condolences to Ms. Echaquan’s family, the Manawan community, and all Indigenous Peoples and communities. We ask that the provincial and federal governments and health and social services recognize systemic racism and challenge and dismantle the policies, practices and values that sustain and promote racism. We wish to …Read More

Orange Shirt Day Dialogue: September 30, 2020 – Noon to 2pm ET

“Every child matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.” (orangeshirtday.org) Orange Shirt Day was established to promote discussion about the histories and legacies of residential schools, to honour residential school survivors and their families, communities and nations, and the families, communities and nations of those little ones who never returned home from these schools. Orange Shirt Day provides an opportunity to examine and renew our individual and …Read More

Remote Field Instructor Module

The COVID-19 global pandemic and the need for physical distancing has resulted in a shift in how social workers deliver services while fulfilling their obligation to wise practices for public health and safety. Technology has been key in facilitating this continuity and exchange of information. E-counselling, e-therapy, and videoconferencing are becoming as familiar as emails, texts, and telephone calls for engaging with clients, students, colleagues, and stakeholders. In recognition of …Read More

Statement on the Critical Role of Field Education in Social Work Education

June 25, 2020 – In the context of the financial uncertainty and instability of postsecondary institutions and Schools of Social Work in Canada as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors (BOD) is issuing the following statement: The CASWE-ACFTS BOD acknowledges the significant impact of COVID-19 on field education, and affirms the critical role, particularly in this moment, played by field education professional staff towards …Read More

COVID-19 Communication #4

June 25, 2020 – Since the issuing of the last guidelines by CASWE-ACFTS, many queries have been received from schools regarding ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for social work education. While the Board of Directors’ previous recommendations are to be in effect until April 2021, there has been a request for an updated communication regarding: 1) field placements; 2) site-visits; and 3) online courses. Based …Read More

Statement on the Critical Role of Field Education in Social Work Education

June 15, 2020 –  In the context of the financial uncertainty and instability of postsecondary institutions and Schools of Social Work in Canada as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors (BOD) is issuing the following statement: The CASWE-ACFTS BOD acknowledges the significant impact of COVID-19 on field education, and affirms the critical role, particularly in this moment, played by field education professional staff towards …Read More

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Social Work

June 5, 2020 – CASWE-ACFTS members approved a motion against anti-Black racism during the  Annual General Meeting on June 3rd. This was a joint motion made by the Student Committee and the Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Issues Caucus (RECI).  Preamble: Due to ongoing, pervasive, and persistent forms of anti-Black racism, in particular, the disproportionate number of Black people killed at the hands of police, members of the Student Committee and …Read More

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2, 2020: The Canadian Association of Social Work Education – Association Canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS) recognizes and strongly condemns the rise in racist incidents directed at people of Chinese and Asian descent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand our responsibility, as racialized and non-racialized social work educators, researchers, students, and practitioners to acknowledge and speak out against all incidents of racial bias, hate crimes, and …Read More

Spotlight On: Social Work Education & COVID-19

We want to hear from our members! We know this pandemic has greatly impacted you and your work in countless ways, and we want to provide you with an opportunity to share your experiences with other members. Tell us how you are doing and some of the creative approaches you have taken to teach and learn in this challenging climate. Carleton University’s Social Work Graduate Students’ Collective May 15, 2020 …Read More

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