The Board of Directors has approved the 2021 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The Commission on Accreditation is recommending a transitional period of two years, during which Schools of Social Work can chose either the 2014 Accreditation Standards or the 2021 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards. This transitional period will be effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. The Commission on Accreditation will use the set of Standards chosen by …Read More
February 19, 2021 – The following is a list of upcoming virtual events being hosted by some of our member schools in recognition of Black History Month.
February 8, 2021 – The Association’s Board of Directors is supporting the following Open Letter, which calls on the Ontario government to immediately end the violations of peoples’ human rights and to control the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care. CASWE-ACFTS members wishing to add their name to the letter should click here.
January 27, 2021 – In the continued context of the uncertainty in 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 continued significant impact of COVID-19 on field education, and re-affirms the critical role played by field education professional staff and faculty towards maintaining the integrity, rigour, and success …Read More
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
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
“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
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
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
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