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President’s Message

April 16, 2020 – I hope this message finds you well and that you are managing during these difficult times. The last few weeks have been demanding, requiring adjustments for all of us in all aspects of our lives. As a faculty member and researcher, I have been dealing with the pressures and stressors of finishing one academic term and preparing for another within the context of suspended/modified field placements, …Read More

COVID-19 – CASWE-ACFTS Conference 2020, AGM and Constituency Group Meetings

April 1, 2020 – The Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences made the decision to cancel its face-to-face Congress at Western University in June 2020 and move to a virtual event. After careful consideration, the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors has decided not to participate in the virtual Congress and to cancel the Association Conference for 2020. There are many reasons for this decision including concerns about the online capacities, …Read More

Covid-19 and Field Education Placements (Communication 3)

March 31, 2020 – Given the ongoing Public Heath advisories regarding Covid-19 and the extraordinary context that social work schools across Canada are finding themselves, the Board of Directors is providing further recommendations to provide guidance to CASWE-ACFTS schools of social work and field placements. The Board of Directors previously approved the recommendations that all field education placements be suspended and/or moved to Remote Learning Plans (RLP) effective March 20, …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS Conference 2020 (Covid 19)

March 20, 2020 – Thank you for your patience as we work through the many details and questions surrounding our upcoming Conference. As you know, our Conference is planned in conjunction with Congress 2020, a larger event planned by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which was to be held at Western University. Yesterday, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Federation announced its decision to move its …Read More

Remote Learning Plan (RLP) – CASW Continuing Education Webinars (Covid 19)

March 19, 2020 – The Association’s Board of Directors has requested access to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASWE) online webinar library to support field education students in their remote learning. Please see the attached letter from the CASW Board on how to access these resources. We wish to extend our thanks to CASW for generously sharing their resources during this time. Sincerely, Stéphane Grenier President, CASWE-ACFTS CASW Letter

Covid-19

March 13, 2020 – Given the challenge of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the evolving public health threat, the Executive Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS is assessing rapidly changing information in an effort to implement measures to safeguard the health and well-being of staff, volunteers and the broader community. As a response to the spread of Covid-19 and in the attempt to minimize its …Read More

Statement of Solidarity and Support for the Wet’suwet’en Peoples of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

February 24, 2020 – CASWE-ACFTS offers solidarity and support for the Wet’suwet’en Peoples of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. In the spirit of the Commitment to Change the Board of Directors affirms the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that emphasizes the right to self determination and the inherent right of Indigenous nations to determine and control the development of their lands in accordance with their own needs and interests. We …Read More

Become a Member or Renew your Membership

To receive a reduced rate on our association conference, become a CASWE-ACFTS member or renew your membership before registering for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Association membership runs from April 1st to March 31st of each year and provides you with many benefits, including a reduced rate to attend our conference during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! Membership Dues Individual Membership Fees 1.      Faculty  (current or former) …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS and NIAB Sign Agreement that Mutually Honours Social Work Deegrees 

October 25, 2019 – Representatives from CASWE-ACFTS and the National Indigenous Accreditation Board (NIAB) were in Calgary to sign an agreement that considers their accredited social work degrees as substantially equivalent. This agreement underlines the strengths of both parties’ accredited social work programs. “This is part of CASWE-ACFTS’ commitment to engage in the process of reconciliation and honour social work education programs that are developed by Indigenous Peoples, accredited by …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS Stands Against Racism

CASWE-ACFTS stands against racism. The acts of racial profiling of Black and Indigenous bodies on the UBC campus during the 2019 Congress were disturbing. We acknowledge the painful impact of these incidents on those who were directly targeted and on Black and Indigenous communities. The CASWE-ACFTS BOD on behalf of its members explicitly condemns all forms of white supremacy and neo-fascism and is committed to challenging anti-Black racism. CASWE-ACFTS endorses all of the …Read More

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