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CASWE-ACFTS Wishes you Happy Holidays!

December, 2018. Please note that the CASWE-ACFTS office will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy holiday season!




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).

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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.


Bord Development with Dr. Kathy Absalon and Mr. Hilton King

December, 2018. In November, the Board of Directors attended the Centre for Indigegogy at Wilfrid Laurier University for a one day board development session on relational ways of governance. The day was facilitated by Dr. Kathy Absalon and Mr. Hilton King and featured Circle Work as a methodology for meetings. The training provided the members of the Board with a unique and memorable opportunity to learn and develop skills. The Board is especially grateful to Kathy for the gift of a cloth with the Association’s circular logo on a square, symbolizing the tensions with which we work. The cloth is designed to be the beginning of a personalized Board bundle. 


Stella’s Circle

December, 2018. As part of the Atlantic school visits, Susan Cadell and Alexandra Wright visited Stella’s Circle in St. John’s. Stella’s Circle is a community organization that provides services to adults and many social work students complete their field placement at Stella’s. The collaboration between Stella’s Circle and Memorial University is an excellent example of partnership that our schools develop with their community organizations.



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 Ontario Child Advocate. Read More.