Working Group: Commitment to Change
September, 2018. The Commitment to Change working group has been tasked by the Board of Directors to advise and facilitate the CASWE-ACFTS in identifying and implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the CASWE-ACFTS Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change. The working group will also provide relevant resources to assist the Association including its constituency groups and members in working together towards reconciliation. CASWE-ACFTS is in the process of collecting resources regarding decolonization and reconciliation, which are available at https://caswe-acfts.ca/reconciliation/. If you have articles or other resources you would like to see added, or for more information on the working group, please contact Sheri McConnell.
September, 2018. September has slipped through my fingers again. Does this happen to you? Between grant writing (love that adrenaline rush!), teaching a course that is new to me (meeting 30+ new people!), and getting my offspring into their own various activities, I have been busy. I am sure you know the drill, even if you do not have all those factors. Continue reading.
Open Letter on Ending Child and Family Detention in Canada and the USA
July, 2018. CASWE-ACFTS and all educators across Canada join the voices that stand up against the detention of children and families in the United States. this open letter is addressed to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Mr. Ahmed d. Hussen. Learn more.
AGM 2018: Elections Results
June, 2018. During the 2018 Annual General Assembly, the following Directors were re-elected to the Board of Directors: Dr. Kathy Hogarth, Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, Dr. Stéphane Grenier, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Dr. Anita Vaillancourt, from the University of the Fraser Valley. We are pleased to welcome newly elected members to the Board of Directors: Dr. Jessica Ayala, from the University of Calgary, Mr. François Luu from the Université de Montréal, Dr. Patricia MacKenzie from the University of Victoria, and Dr. Judy White, University of Regina. Dr. Hogarth is the new Vice-President of the Association and Dr. Grenier will assume the role of Treasurer.For a complete list of Board members, please go to: https://caswe-acfts.ca/about-us/bod/.
EPAS2019: Documents to Review!
April, 2018. We encourage all members to read these documents prior to the spring conference in Regina and to then take part in at least one of the multiple consultations sessions that will happen during the conference. Continue reading.
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. Continue reading.