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Covid-19 Communication – Field Education Placements

March 18, 2020 –  The Board of Directors recognizes the unusual context within which social work education currently finds itself. In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students, field educators, staff, volunteers, members and the broader community, the Board is asking that all field education placements be suspended and/or moved to Remote Learning Plans (RLP) effective March 20, 2020 until further notic. Field placements that do not …Read More

Working Groups

CASWE-ACFTS currently has 3 active working groups and the BOD members and staff are active in multiple other initiatives. These are described below and the members of each group are listed. If you have thoughts about any of these topics please contact one of the working group members, a board member, or a staff person. Mission and Purpose Working Group: The members in this group are reviewing the current statements …Read More

Position Statement of the Thunderbird Nesting Circle (ISWEN)

Position Statement of the Thunderbird Nesting Circle (ISWEN) to the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. University of Victoria, June 5, 2013 The Thunderbird Nesting Circle is pleased to present this position statement to the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We first acknowledge and give thanks to the Coast Salish people of this territory including the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We are pleased to first share a bit of …Read More

ACTION PLAN 2013-2014

In addition to overseeing the ongoing operation of the CASWE-ACFTS the Board of Directors is mandated to “develop a yearly action plan in consultation with the membership” (CASWE-ACFTS By-Laws, Section 6.1.12). This year’s Action Plan does not identify discrete activities or tasks but presents 5 key questions to help focus the work of CASWE-ACFTS for 2013-2014. What is CASWE’s mandate and responsibilities within the context of Canadian Social Work? Considering …Read More

President’s message

Welcome to our exciting new website presenting information about CASWE-ACFTS in an accessible and appealing format. Read about the purpose of CASWE-ACFTS; keep abreast of the activities of the Board of Directors and the Commission of Accreditation; learn about the work of the Committees and Caucuses; note the periodic press releases; and, most importantly, find out how to become involved with the work of CASWE-ACFTS. It is fitting that the …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS Launches new website

The newly redesigned bilingual CASWE-ACFTS website will go live in June, 2013! The Association’s logo has been revised to ensure it is updated and reflects the Association’s renewed energy. The goal of the new site is to create an accessible user interface, with easy navigation features. We hope that the revamped site will increase opportunities for Association members to communicate effectively and engage in Association activities. The new website is …Read More

Statement Supporting the Aspirations of Indigenous Peoples

January 31, 2013 As social work educators and practitioners the members of the Canadian Association of  Social Work Education (CASWE) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applaud the endeavours of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, as exemplified in the  Idle No More Movement, to bring attention to recent legislative changes contained in Bill C45. Many of the changes embedded in this legislation privilege economic growth and resource development at …Read More