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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

Covid 19 – Field Education Resources from Our Schools

Below are field education resources shared by some of our member schools as a response to the interruptions to student field placements as a result of the CoVid 19 pandemic. CARLETON UNIVERSITY COVID-19 Communication Carleton School of SW Field Education – Remote Learning Plans Practicum Remote Learning Plan Ideas UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL Guide pour le Plan d’apprentissage à distance

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 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

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

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

Accreditation of social work programs whose Institutions are not members of Universities

August, 2019. The Board of Directors would like to inform members of a decision taken at their June meeting regarding requests for permission to apply for CASWE-ACFTS accreditation from programs that are not members of Universities Canada. There are currently two college programs currently offering BSW degrees that are non-accredited (Douglas College in BC and Booth College in Manitoba). At this time, the graduates from these two programs can register …Read More

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