The CASWE-ACFTS Women’s Caucus acts as an advisory body to the CASWE-ACFTS Executive and general membership by providing an inclusive space for social work educators and students to discuss and respond to gendered social justice issues within and beyond the academy. The Caucus was founded in 1977, during the wider societal Women’s Movement, in response to the Task Force Report on the Status of Women in Social Work Education (Walker, cited in Clarke et al.) that outlined gender inequality and discrimination in the academy. Founding members also recognized the absence of women’s voices in social work curriculum, and a desire for female faculty to forge connections with each other for emotional support (Clarke, Howland & Wallace, 2006). The co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus are Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, Kathryn Adams-Sloan, and Lisa Lorenzetti.
Clarke, S., Howland, L. & Wallace, R. (2006). Forging connections: Exploring oral herstories of the founding and participating members of the Women’s Caucus. Ottawa: Carleton University Research Report.
News Release on Violence against Women and Girls (December 4, 2014)