Membership is Now Open!
February, 2019. Association membership runs from April 1st to March 31st of each year and provides you with many benefits, including a reduced rate to attend our conference during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! For more information on the membership eligibility, click here.
IASSW is Announcing Four Vacancies on the IASSW BOD
February, 2019. There is one position open for President, Secretary, and two positions for Member at Large of the Board of Directors. Continue Reading.
Welcome to our Intern Ursula Tkacz!
January, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Ms. Ursula Tkacz, an MSW student at York University is completing her field placement as part of the CASWE-ACFTS team. Some of Ursula’s work will focus on supporting the Commitment to Change Working Group in addition to Conference planning and implementation, collaborative national activities with the Intersectoral Committee as well as the interdisciplinary Substance Use and Addictions Program. Ursula’s thesis takes a cross-disciplinary look at post-secondary reconciliation initiatives in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in social work, law, medicine and nursing, and media and journalism. Welcome Ursula!
January, 2019. January is an exciting month in many ways. The start of a new calendar year and, for many of us, the start of a new term. Not all of us in education throughout the world are on the same calendar, however. I just returned from representing Canada at the board meetings of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). 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. Read More.