News & Events

Vicarious Trauma & Resiliency in NS Social Workers

How do you view vicarious trauma, self-care, and resilience? We’re seeking your feedback as we develop a new strategy to support social workers and organizations to minimize the impact of vicarious trauma Your participation is voluntary and your responses are anonymous and confidential.If you’re experiencing or know someone who is experiencing vicarious trauma please reach… Read more »

Guiding our Private Practice Regulations

The College’s Professional Development Committee needs your input! Your feedback will guide & determine the direction for the Private Practice Committee as they review and determine appropriate regulations for entry to private practice in Nova Scotia. The survey will take approximately 6 minutes to complete and closes September 7, 2018.  Complete the survey here The Social Workers… Read more »

Application portal down from June 29-July 23, 2018

We are currently updating our database to better protect the public and support members. During the month of July, our database will be down as we bring the new system online.  This is temporary and your full profile will return shortly. Thank you for your patience! Applying for registration between June 29-July 23, 2018? Through June 29-July… Read more »

Limited access to your member profile in July

During the month of July, there will be limited access to your member profile through our database as we bring a new system online.  If you have not done so already, please download copies of your registration certificate before July 3, 2018.  Questions? Contact the College’s Regulatory & Applications Administrator Alexandra Nelson at

Our Federal Government Needs to Develop A Poverty Reduction Strategy

by Sharon Murphy, MSW  In this report, “Behind the Numbers: The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction”, the authors note that days after the 2015 election a Globe and Mail opinion piece pointed out something many antipoverty activists already knew. Every territory and province with the exception of British Columbia has a Poverty Reduction strategy in place… Read more »

Discovering my passion during my NSCSW placement

By Alyssa Delenardo, MSW (former NSCSW placement student) Outside of my comfort zone Finding a placement as a Master’s of Social Work student is not an easy feat but I was intrigued when I received a call about a placement with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. After meeting with Alec, the Executive Director/Registrar,… Read more »

Request for Proposals – Develop the Mentorship Training for our Candidacy Mentorship Program

Want to Develop the Mentorship Training for our Candidacy Mentorship Program? Submit your Proposal by July 31st The College’s redeveloped Candidacy Program, now the Candidacy Mentorship Program (CMP), will provide graduates from accredited schools of social work with a strategic, supportive, and educational professional development experience rooted in principles of adult learning. Graduates and social workers re-entering practice (candidates)… Read more »

Transitioning to the new Candidacy Mentorship Program

We introduced the new direction for Candidacy at the 2017 fall conference. Since then, the College has continued to consult with members and work with the Candidacy Committee to develop the new Candidacy Mentorship Framework. At our Annual General Meeting on May 12th, the membership voted to adopt the new framework and launch the new… Read more »