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Three decades lost

This week the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report about child and family poverty in our province. Nova Scotia has reduced child poverty less than 1% from 1989 levels. If we are to alleviate the stress that poverty puts on our well-being, our economy and our political system, we must collectively shift our ideology regarding the market and the role of government.


Child benefit policy deepens poverty for the most vulnerable

As election day quickly approaches, although there has been much talk about how the Canada Child Benefit has lifted children out of poverty elsewhere in the country, there has been little attention paid to how benefit policies unintentionally deepen poverty when children are temporarily taken into care by a child welfare agency.


2019 Student Bursaries

A college bursary will be awarded to a Nova Scotian student member who is attending an accredited social work program in the fall of 2019. Bursaries are awarded based on the student’s commitment to professional social work practice.


Celebrating our members

We recognize outstanding achievements in social work at our annual awards banquet. We celebrated our social work award winners at the 2019 Conference & AGM. Nova Scotia social workers who meet the criteria for these awards are nominated by their colleagues.


Preparing for renewal

As our members know, Registered Social Workers and Social Worker Candidates need to renew their registration every year. Renewals for 2020 will open in October 2019. When renewals open, we’ll share more detailed information on the process for renewing your registration. For now: Make a plan to complete your professional development hours. Include your registration… Read more »


What are NSCSW membership fees for?

NSCSW regulates the practice of social work in Nova Scotia. We serve and engage the public, support social workers in their practice, and advocate for social justice. The College is privileged to be both the social work regulatory body and the professional association for social workers in Nova Scotia. As a regulatory body, our primary goal is… Read more »


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