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Queer Caucus

The Queer Caucus is made up of and open to queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning) identified social work faculty and students and their allies in Canada.  The Queer Caucus provides an opportunity for queer members of CASWE-ACFTS to have a voice regarding queer issues, needs and concerns in the work of the CASWE-ACFTS.  Further to this, the Queer Caucus creates space for information sharing, ongoing dialogue and networking among social work students and faculty across Canada. The chair of the Queer caucus is Dr. Nick Mulé.

Annual reports

2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
2013-2014 Annual Report


  • CASWE-ACFTS Queer Caucus E_Mail Communication System

The CASWE-ACFTS Queer Caucus E-Mail Communication System is an online communication platform hosted by CASWE-ACFTS to allow members of its Queer Caucus to be in touch throughout the year. Within this System countrywide discussions can take place, announcements posted and resources shared.  It is also a place to plan activities at the CASWE-ACFTS annual Conference at Congress, work on the potential establishment of a Queer Caucus structure and ongoing activities among other issues.

Members of the CASWE-ACFTS Queer Caucus E-Mail Communication System are welcome to use the E-Mail Communication System to send emails relevant to the CASWE-ACFTS Queer Caucus.   This may include but is not limited to:

    • Field-related announcements
    • Calls for papers
    • Calls for research collaborations
    • Upcoming conferences
    • Workshops, panels, think tanks, symposia, webinars, etc.
    • Book launches
    • Requests for information
    • Open questions

To susbscribe to the CASWE-ACFTS Queer Caucus E_Mail Communication System, please send an email to queercaucus@caswe-acfts.ca. Please mention the following message in the email  subject line: SUBSCRIBE listname, LastName, FirstName

  • Social medias

Please join us on Facebook and Twitter: @CASWEQCaucus

Other informations

Book launch – “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities” – available from http://tinyurl.com/lxc6rc8

This new international collection of original works may be of interest to those doing research on LGBTQs and health issues.

This ground-breaking book examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people and considers the key role of social work in upstream interventions to reduce inequalities. The book includes the contributions of  31 international researchers from 8 countries worldwide.

Queer Caucus.LGBT Health Inequalities.book cover

“An important and innovative addition to the growing research on LGBT health disparities. The book provides both a social work and an international perspective to a field typically dominated by US based public health research  .”Ilan H. Meyer, UCLA School of Law“  An important contribution to the knowledge needed by those on social work services to understand the complex matrix not only of the persistent discrimination experienced by LGBT people but the health inequalities they encounter on their journeys through life.”Ruth Stark, MSc, CQSW, MBE, President International Federation of Social Workers  “  Committed to health equity and human rights, this valuable book offers important theoretical and practical insights to improve LGBT wellbeing across the lifecourse, from early childhood to end-of-life care, and does so cognizant of commingled inequitable power relations involving sexuality, class, race/ethnicity, and gender, within and between nations.”Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health ” This original book gives a much-needed focus on the role of social work in addressing LGBT health inequalities. It makes a vital and necessary contribution towards promoting equality for LGBT people.”
Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults (England), UK Department of Health