Become an NSCSW student member

If you’re a social work student registered at an approved educational institution you’re eligible to become an NSCSW student member.

Connect with colleagues & help shape the future of social work practice in Nova Scotia.

Student members are not registered to practice social work under the Act. Your membership is also based on approval by the Executive Director/Registrar.

As a student member, you have access to all membership activities including discounted membership rates for College professional development events and conferences.

As a student member you’re entitled to:

  • Help shape social work our province by participating in non-regulatory committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Attend College conferences and educational events at discounted rates.
  • Receive the College’s bi-weekly newsletter, professional Magazine (Connection), surveys and questionnaires
  • Receive the Canadian Association of Social Workers Journal.
  • Apply for College student bursaries.
  • Vote at Council meetings, Annual General Meetings, or at special meetings called by the College’s President.

As a student member, you are not eligible for election to the College’s Council of the College. You also agree to adhere to the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Questions? Contact the College’s Regulatory & Applications Administrator, Alex Nelson, at or (902) 429-7799 x 221.