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Individual Membership

April, 2018. The Membership system is now open for 2018-2019 membership. You can become a member or renew your membership online. For further information, please contact  member.membre@caswe-acfts.ca.

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Anti-Oppressive and Inclusive Language

April, 2018. In hopes of generating more responses from CASWE-ACFTS members, we are reinitiating the survey regarding anti-oppressive and inclusive language, which is available until May 11. We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey.



Engaging and Inspiring International Keynote Speakers at CASWE-ACFTS Conference

April, 2018. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Raven Sinclair, Dr. Renée Brassard and Mrs. Pamela Pezoa as our Keynote Speakers.

Raven Sinclair is Nehiyaw-Cree from George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Researcher with the University of Regina, Saskatoon Campus. Raven is a survivor of the Sixties Scoop/Indigenous child welfare system. Read More.



Renée Brassard is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Université Laval, as well as a researcher at the International Center for Comparative Criminology of Université de Montréal and at The Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence against Women (CRI-VIFF). Read More.



For the past three decades, Pamela Pezoa’s personal and professional life has been closely connected to the human rights movement and the struggles for the self-determination of one of the largest indigenous groups in Chile – the Mapuche peoples. As a student leader, she actively opposed the Pinochet military dictatorship (1973-1990) and spent time as a political prisoner in the Coronel prison (Concepción, Chile). Read More.



Dr. Peter Donahue Elected President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

April, 2018. Dr. Peter Donahue, Director of the School of Social Work at King’s University College, Western University, has been elected President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Dr. Donahue is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS and the Chair of the Nominating Committee, and was previously the Co-Chair of the CASWE-ACFTS Commission on Accreditation. Dr. Donahue’s contributions to leadership in social work education and to strengthening the social work profession are commendable! Please join us in congratulating Dr. Donahue! 



President’s Blog

March, 2018. I have recently returned from the Social Work Hospice Palliative Network (SWPHN) annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts. (Check it out at www.swhpn.org; it needs a larger Canadian presence). I have been on their board for a number of years now. I was invited to be part of the opening keynote about pediatric palliative care and presented a research poster along with a team member. Read More.



The Board of Directors Endorses Justice for Colten Open Letter from Indigenous Faculty and Allies

February, 2018. Board of Directors (BOD) of CASWE-ACFTS endorses Open Letter from Indigenous Faculty and Allies. Read More.


The Board of Directors Approves 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.