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Approval to Enter into an Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Accredited Degrees with the National Indigenous Accreditation Board

August, 2019.  The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS would like to update members on a decision taken regarding the National Indigenous Accreditation Board’s (NIAB, created in 1995 as the First Nations Accreditation Board) request to enter an Agreement between the NIAB and CASWE-ACFTS on mutual recognition of accredited degrees. Continue reading


Accreditation of Social Work Programs whose Institutions are not Members of Universities Canada

August, 2019. The Board of Directors would like to inform members of a decision taken at their June meeting regarding requests for permission to apply for CASWE-ACFTS accreditation from programs that are not members of Universities Canada. Continue reading


Conference 2020

July, 2019. The Board of Directors of CASWE-ACFTS would like to update members on a change regarding the 2020 Conference. In April, 2019 the Board agreed to hold the 2020 Association meetings and Conference in Calgary, as part of the International Federation of Social Workers’ (IFSW) 2020 Conference, and in support of the co-host, the University of Calgary. Since then, the Association has received feedback from members highlighting the logistical and organizational challenges that this would involve. Continue reading


CASWE-ACFTS Antiracism Position

June, 2019. CASWE-ACFTS stands against racism. The acts of racial profiling of Black and Indigenous bodies on the UBC campus during the 2019 Congress were disturbing. We acknowledge the painful impact of these incidents on those who were directly targeted and on Black and Indigenous communities. The CASWE-ACFTS BOD on behalf of its members explicitly condemns all forms of white supremacy and neo-fascism and is committed to challenging anti-Black racism. CASWE-ACFTS endorses all of the demands of the Black Canadian Studies Association. You can also read the latest statement from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences website. 


Expense Claim Form

June, 2019. A completed Reimbursement Form is required when requesting a reimbursement for Association-related expenses. The Reimbursement Policy explains what costs can be claimed. For further information please contact communications@caswe-acfts.ca


Health Care and Social Service Education Associations Partner to Address the Opioid Crisis

April, 2019. The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) in partnership with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) are pleased to announce the funding of a three-year interprofessional education project by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program. Continue reading.


President and Executive Director Visit to Atlantic Schools

December, 2018. As part of the Association’s strategy to intensify and strengthen collaboration and networking with all member schools, Association President Susan Cadell and Executive Director Alexandra Wright visited four Atlantic schools in November. The goal was to encourage participation in the annual conference and involvement in the work and activities of various constituency groups, such as the Association’s journal, the Commission on Accreditation, Committees and Caucuses. The President and the ED had the opportunity to meet with faculty members, field coordinators and students at the Université de Moncton, St Thomas University, Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Cadell and Ms. Wright are grateful to all those who took the time to meet with them.


Open Letter to Premier Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work

December, 2018. Deans and Directors and Faculty members from Ontario Schools of Social Work sent an open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. In their letter, the schools denounce the closure by the provincial government of the Ontario Child Advocate. Continue reading.