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Message from the President

Chi miigwetch, merci beaucoup, thank you to all those who attended the Association’s AGM this week.  We were grateful for your presence and active engagement during the AGM and for your patience as we navigated through technical difficulties and some ​challenges associated with the clarity of the nomination and election processes. After seeking a review of our electoral process through our legal counsel at Emond Harnden LLP, we are pleased to affirm and celebrate the election of the following …Read More

Support of the Black Canadian Studies Association and Decision to Keep the CASWE-ACFTS Conference 2021 within Congress

April 28, 2021 – In February 2021, the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) announced its decision to not take part in the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (FHSS) Congress 2021. In a written statement, the BCSA underscored many poignant and relevant reasons for the decision, which the CASWE-ACFTS Board of Directors (BOD) greatly respects and supports. Following the incident of racial profiling during Congress 2019, the BCSA made …Read More

EPAS 2021 Approved

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

Statement on the Continued Critical Role of Field Education in Social Work Education – Updated

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

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

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

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