Make Your Voice Heard: Be Part of the EPAS 2019 Process
June, 2017. For those not familiar with the EPAS2019 process, various briefing notes, research papers and presentations are available for review. We are currently inviting you to engage in the consultations by completing the survey designed to get feedback on the strengths and needs of our current Standards for Accreditation (open from June 1 to November 15, 2017). Dr. Carolyn Campbell, the project lead for EPAS2019, can be reached at Carolyn.email@example.com if you have questions or suggestions. Read More.
Happy Fall Term!
October, 2017.This is the Association’s first foray into the blogosphere and I am hoping that, during the course of the year, I will be able to share some ideas and stories with you. September is the month that university classes begin anew… and where did it go? What an interesting month it was, as fast as it went. For me September involved many visits to university campuses: my own, of course, but also several others. On the personal front, I got to experience first orientation with our youngest who is the first of three children to go away to university. Professionally, I am privileged to have had the opportunity to visit numerous other campuses throughout the month, including campuses in Québec. I grew up in a university town and I have always appreciated that back-to-school feeling that I experienced in all of them. Read More.
President and Executive Director Visit to Quebec Schools
September, 2017. At the Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2017 the Board of Directors (BOD) identified the importance of supporting and engaging with the Quebec schools of social work. As part of this commitment, the President, Susan Cadell and the Executive Director, Alexandra Wright visited four Quebec schools during the week of September 24-29 with more visits planned for November. During these visits, the President and the Executive Director had the opportunity to meet with faculty members, field coordinators, students and administrators. Read More.
Board of Directors Endorses Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change
June, 2017. At the May 27th, 2017 Board meeting, the Board of Directors (BOD) of CASWE-ACFTS committed to ensuring that social work education in Canada contributes to transforming Canada’s colonial reality and approved a “Statement of Complicity and Commitment to Change”.“This is an important step in engaging social work education in the reconciliation process and supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action” affirms CASWE-ACFTS President, Dr. Susan Cadell “as the statement acknowledges the negative effects of past and present practices, expresses regret for harm experienced by Indigenous peoples and communities, and commits to making positive change” she further explained. Read More.