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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

After multiple consultations the Spring 2019 draft of all four Domains of the proposed Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards is ready for consideration by the membership of CASWE-ACFTS. Below please find this recent draft and the accompanying Briefing Note # 3. We encourage all members to review these documents and offer feedback to the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) by participating in one of the many discussions to be held at the annual conference. EPC members will be contacting all caucuses and committees to see how they wish to participate in the consultations. In addition, two open membership dialogue sessions are planned.

  • English Dialogue Session – Thursday, June 6, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • French Dialogue Session- Thursday, June 6, 10:30 am- 11:30 am

If you are unable to attend the conference remote access will be available for both the dialogue sessions. If you are interested in joining one of those sessions remotely, please contact Houssein Charmarkeh at communications@caswe-acfts.ca

You can also offer feedback by writing Dr. Carolyn Campbell, the EPAS2019 project lead, at Carolyn.campbell@dal.ca.  

Documents from previous years are also posted here for those members who are new to the EPAS2019 process.

**Please note the timetable outlined at the end of Briefing Note # 3– although there will be opportunity for further feedback and revisions of the Spring 2019 draft the Vancouver conference is the last opportunity of face to face discussions with the full membership.

EPAS Documents

Terms of Reference

Click here to read the terms of reference.

Annual Reports

2018-2019 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
2013-2014 Annual Report