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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 Indigenous bodies, and delivered by Indigenous institutions,” said Stéphane Grenier, President of CASWE-ACFTS. “It’s especially important because both parties are committed to ongoing dialogue and engaging in collaborative relations, including the mutual exchange of knowledge.”

“Through this agreement we are embodying our shared responsibility to expand the education landscape to include the use of Indigenous knowledges in the advancement of relational practices, which contribute to healthy communities and harmonious relationships,” explains Betty Bastien, President of NIAB. “As we move forward on this collaborative journey, which will be marked by mutual blessings, we will contribute to the reclamation of Indigenous languages, natural laws, and ways of being.”
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