News & Events

Medical Assistance in Dying Workshop

Professional development opportunity for social workers. Presented by Christy Simpson (left), PHD & Post-Doctoral Fellow Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM  Where: The Program Room of the Western Counties Regional Library 405 Main Street, Yarmouth Who: Jointly offered by the NSCSW and… Read more »


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 »


A special thank you

On behalf of the Professional Development Committee I would like to thank all of the Social Workers who participated in the Spring Conference. It is always so inspiring and refreshing to meet new people and to reconnect with familiar faces. This year’s conference was a great learning opportunity for diverse topics and for further development… Read more »


Exploring Ethics (New Minas)

Join the conversation in New Minas Tuesday, June 6, 2017. We’re exploring ethical decision-making and introducing our Ethical Decision Making Tool which guides social workers through the CASW Code of Ethics and the NSCSW Standards of Practice (2015). When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: Louis Millet, Community Complex, 9489 Hwy 1, New Minas , Nova Scotia B4N… Read more »


Let’s Talk Social Work Ethics (Port Hawkesbury)

Port Hawkesbury we’re coming to you to talk social work ethics Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Join us for this three hour professional development session & discission as we explore ethical decision-making. The College’s Registrar/Executive Director and Council President will introduce our Ethical Decision Making Tool which guides you through the CASW Code of Ethics and the NSCSW Standards… Read more »


Social work students: Join our team & craft core research

Join the NSCSW as our Social Work Research Assistant As the College’s Social Work Research Assistant you’ll provide critical research to develop and enhance programming and standards. Your projects will include reviewing our professional development requirements and researching social work supervision within child welfare. This position is a 3-month contract. Are you? A Canadian Citizen A… Read more »


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