Departure of Lisa-Marie Loeffen, Accreditation Coordinator
November, 2017. We are sorry to announce that Ms. Lisa-Marie Loeffen has accepted a new position effective December 1st. Lisa-Marie will continue to support the work of the Commission on a part-time basis during the transition to a new Accreditation Coordinator. We thank Lisa-Marie for her many contributions to CASWE-ACFTS and in particular the Commission on Accreditation. We wish her success in her future endeavours.
President and Executive Director Visit to Quebec Schools
September, 2017. At the Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2017 the Board of Directors (BOD) identified the importance of supporting and engaging with the Quebec schools of social work. As part of this commitment, the President, Susan Cadell and the Executive Director, Alexandra Wright visited four Quebec schools during the week of September 24-29 with more visits planned for November. During these visits, the President and the Executive Director had the opportunity to meet with faculty members, field coordinators, students and administrators. Read More.
Board of Directors Endorses Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change
June, 2017. At the May 27th, 2017 Board meeting, the Board of Directors (BOD) of CASWE-ACFTS committed to ensuring that social work education in Canada contributes to transforming Canada’s colonial reality and approved a “Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change”.“This is an important step in engaging social work education in the reconciliation process and supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action” affirms CASWE-ACFTS President, Dr. Susan Cadell “as the statement acknowledges the negative effects of past and present practices, expresses regret for harm experienced by Indigenous peoples and communities, and commits to making positive change” she further explained. Read More.