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Women’s Caucus


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 Chair of the Women’s Caucus is Kathryn Adams-Sloan.

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 Women’s Caucus is committed to intersectional, decolonizing and anti-racist feminism. We stand in solidarity with all peoples in the struggle for liberation, human rights and ecological justice. We support the Ninety Four Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the end of gender-based oppression and violence, and all forms of violence, including economic oppression, racism, ableism, and hetero/cis sexism. We invite the participation of women and everyone throughout the gender spectrum to help build our Caucus.

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.

Annual reports

2018-2019 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
Annual Report


Caucus activities update

Annual Meeting: May 29, 2018

The Women’s Caucus is looking for local coordinators. Are you interested? If so please contact us! Also feel free to visit our new Facebook page, which is currently in construction: https://www.facebook.com/Womens-Caucus-Caucus-Des-Femmes-407183979658711/