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Dr. Peter Donahue Elected President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

April, 2018. Dr. Peter Donahue, Director of the School of Social Work at King’s University College, Western University, has been elected President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Dr. Donahue is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS and the Chair of the Nominating Committee, and was previously the Co-Chair of the CASWE-ACFTS Commission on Accreditation. Dr. Donahue’s contributions to leadership in social work education and …Read More

Online Field Instruction Course Project

April, 2018. A working group is in the process of developing an online Field Instructor’s course. This project began in 2014, when the Field Education Committee (FEC) received a grant from the CASWE-ACFTS Special Projects’ fund to research and design a national online field instructors’ course. Dr. Sheri McConnell, the field education coordinator at the Memorial University School of Social Work, conducted the background research for the project and met …Read More

Engaging and Inspiring International Keynote Speakers at CASWE-ACFTS Conference

March, 2018. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Renée Brassard and Mrs. Pamela Pezoa as our Keynote Speakers. Renée Brassard is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Université Laval, as well as a researcher at the International Center for Comparative Criminology of Université de Montréal and at The Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence against Women (CRI-VIFF). Dr. Brassard is specialized in the …Read More

The Three Pillars of Social Work Celebrate National Social Work Month

March, 2018. The Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators (CCSWR),  The Canadian Association for Social Work Education – L’Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS) and  The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)  have chosen the theme Bringing Change to Life to open space for the social work profession to reflect and act on reconciliation. Read More. Partager/Share

President and Executive Director Visit to Quebec Schools

September, 2017. At the Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2017 the Board of Directors (BOD) identified the importance of supporting and engaging with the Quebec schools of social work. As part of this commitment, Association President, Susan Cadell, and  Executive Director, Alexandra Wright, visited four Quebec schools during the week of September 24-29 with more visits planned for November. During these visits, the President and the Executive Director had …Read More

Media Release: Board of Directors Endorses a Statement of Complicity and Commits to Change

The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS has committed to ensuring that social work education in Canada contributes to transforming Canada’s colonial reality* Ottawa. June 26th, 2017. At the May 27th, 2017 Board meeting, the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS committed to ensuring that social work education in Canada contributes to transforming Canada’s colonial reality and approved a “Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change”. “This is an important step in …Read More

1967-2017: CASWE-ACFTS Celebrates 50 years

CASWE-ACFTS has a long history in the professional education of social work across Canada. Formally established in 1967 to succeed the National Committee of Canadian Schools of Social Work, the purpose of the Association  was: To promote education in Canada for practice in the social services; To formulate criteria for use in assessing educational programs designed to prepare students for practice in the social services; To assist in the development …Read More

Dr. Ginette Berteau is the IASWG 2017 International Honoree

Dr. Ginette Berteau is the IASWG 2017 International Honoree Each year the International Association for Social Work with Groups Board (IASWG)  votes for one or two persons to award at the IASWG Symposium the honor of being the “IASWG International Honoree”, recognizing the person’s extensive contributions to group work and IASWG. This year the Board members voted enthusiastically and unanimously to award Dr. Ginette Berteau this special honor as the “IASWG …Read More

CASWE-ACFTS and the National Indigenous Accreditation Board Sign an Agreement in Principle

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education – l’Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE-ACFTS), and the National Indigenous Accreditation Board (NIAB) met in Calgary, Alberta on May 29th, 2016 and signed an Agreement in Principle. The Agreement in Principle commits both organizations to undertake a collaborative process to support the development of an Agreement of Mutual Recognition of Accredited Bachelor of Social Work Degrees. To see a …Read More

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