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Educational Policy Committee


The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) is a standing committee of the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS and is accountable to the Board. It is Co-Chaired by a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Commission on Accreditation.  The primary purpose of the EPC is to periodically review and recommend amendments to CASWE-ACFTS educational policies and Accreditation Standards.  The terms of reference provide a more detailed description of the purpose, responsibilities, composition, and operation of the EPC and the annual reports (see below) describe the committee’s activities.

The EPC is current Co-Chaired by Kathy Hogarth and Hélène Albert. Other committee members include Nico Trocme, Judy White, Francois Boudreau, Anita Vaillancourt, Mary Medcalf and Joanne Azevedo. If you are interested in the work of the EPC please contact Kathy Hogarth or Hélène Albert.

Kathy Hogarth
School of Social Work-Renison University College, University of Waterloo



Hélène Albert
École de travail social-Université de Moncton




Update on EPAS 2019

The last few months have been busy for EPAS 2019, as two parallel review processes are taking place: the consideration of the feedback on the Preamble and Domains 1, 2 and 4; and the initial review on the draft of Domain 3.

All the feedback and comments gathered at the May 2018 annual Conference in Regina have been collated, reviewed, examined, discussed and taken into consideration in the writing of a second draft of the Preamble and Domains 1, 2 and 4. As needed, specific issues or areas of concern were further researched and/or discussed and further consultations were undertaken. Simultaneously, a second review process is taking place in relation to the first draft of Domain 3.

Once again, the Conference, which will be held in Vancouver in June 2019, will be a great opportunity to give your feedback and comments on the proposed changes to the Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards.

As a closing note to this update, the EPC foresees that EPAS 2019 is likely to become EPAS 2020, to allow proper consultation and review, as well as the creation of a document that is easy to use, with Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards that are clear and applicable.

EPAS Documents

Terms of Reference

Click here to read the terms of reference.

Annual Reports

2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
2013-2014 Annual Report