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2019 CASWE-ACFTS Conference: The Call for Abstracts is now Open!

December, 2018. We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 CASWE-ACFTS Annual Conference, which will take place from June 3rd to June 6th, 2019 at The University of British Columbia (UBC).

Submit your Proposal


Dr. Ginette Berteau Elected Co-Vice President

December, 2018.  Dr. Ginette Berteau of the School of Social Work at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) was elected Co-Vice President on the Board of Directors of The International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc. Professor Berteau also received from her university the Teaching Excellence Award. Please join us in congratulating Professor Berteau on her accomplishments!



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 Child Advocacy Office. Read More.


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.


President’s Blog

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.