Category: News

Self-Regulation is a Privilege

Updates to Regulations and Bylaws Protecting the public is our primary goal as we regulate and promote the values of social work. As a hybrid, the strategies and tactics available to us are intersectional and provide broad tools to protect the public and include a focus on prevention, education, and advocacy. The Social Workers Act… Read more »

Help us share social work stories on the Editorial Committee

It’s time for transformation! We’re evolving the College’s Connection newsletter into a professional magazine that illustrates the essential role social workers play and the services they provide to support Nova Scotians to lead healthier, happier lives. Want to be part of this exciting evolution? We’re looking for social workers who: Have a passion for communications… Read more »

Discussions to help heal democracy

Reflecting on the Nova Scotia Provincial Election There are certainly some things to celebrate about our province’s provincial election on May 30th, 2017 We witnessed every major political party engage in political discourse that seriously addressed issues that we, as social workers, face daily in the field.   Discussions focused on mental health and addictions,… Read more »

A call for creative graphic designers

                  The College is transforming our newsletter, Connection, into a professional magazine. We need a creative graphic designer to help bring this magazine to life. If you’re a graphic designer who: has previously designed a magazine or publication (and has samples of your work!) loves turning ideas into… Read more »

Renewal Reflections

We know that renewing your registration each year may be hassle. Especially meeting the Dec 31st deadline. Renewing is also a privilege and something to take pride in as it is an opportunity to reflect on your professional growth, development and to bring to life the core social work value of Integrity in Professional Practice. You’re recommitting to… Read more »

Advocacy is Essential: The College’s Actions Towards Social Change

The NSCSW has the mandate, given to us by the Section 5(g) of the Social Workers Act, to advocate for the development, enhancement, and promotion of policies to improve social conditions and promote social justice. Social workers know this mandate is needed now more than ever. We have a widespread concern about the political and… Read more »

Share your knowledge

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. ― Socrates We’ve had a busy and positive Social Work Month. We made it to Kentville, Amherst and hosted two events in Halifax with enthusiastic dialogue around ethics, advocacy and continuing education. Our rich conversations spoke to the need for consistent engagement, advocacy… Read more »