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Nova Scotia’s sick enough for mental health care system needs a paradigm change

1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental health issue in any given year according to Nova Scotia’s Auditor General’s (AG) recent report on the province’s current mental health system. This report identifies many crucial problems within the current system.  However, the AG’s analysis of our current mental health care system is problematic as it… Read more »


Jane Wisdom: Rebuilding a City, Building a Profession

by Michelle Hébert Boyd, MSW Jane Wisdom’s career as Nova Scotia’s first professional social worker spanned the transition from a charity model to professional social work — all in a matter of months. Wisdom was still in her first year of consolidating Halifax’s patchwork of charities into the Halifax Welfare Bureau when, on December 6… Read more »


Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

                Addiction as an Attachment Disorder Dr. Dennis Kimberley will present on Addiction as an Attachment Disorder Friday, November 24 from 5:30-8:30 in Antigonish, NS. This event is free and is open to social workers & other related professionals. Light refreshments will be served. When: Friday, November 24… Read more »


Explore Ethics in Truro

              Exploring Social Work Ethics Join your College in Truro Monday, November 27, 2017 for a FREE professional development event exploring ethics.  You can attend one of two three hour sessions: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00-4:00 PM and earn three ethics hours towards your professional development. Learn more about the College’s… Read more »


Help us strengthen our professional development program & earn PD hours!

  Strengthening our professional development program – Workshop Through our transformation from an Association to a College we’ve assessed our approaches, processes and procedures. We’re assessing professional development (PD) program as part of this transformation. Members are required to complete 40 PD hours and the College continuously aims to provide meaningful PD opportunities. However, it… Read more »


The Future of Candidacy

We recently unveiled the new direction for the Candidacy program at the College’s Fall Conference. On May 16th, 2016, the Social Workers Act was amended which brought a renewed mandate to our organization, the newly named Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. We believed Candidacy would be removed. However, the amendments included Candidacy as a… Read more »


2018 Annual Renewal Open

Renewal Season is Here  It’s time to renew! We encourage you to complete your renewal as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute rush during the holiday season. Please note: The NSCSW office will be open over the holidays from December 27-29 to assist and answer questions. Here’s a refresher of the steps you’ll take… Read more »


MEDIA RELEASE: N.S social worker stress impacting the care of vulnerable children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE N.S social worker stress impacting the care of vulnerable children HALIFAX, NS- This week, Nova Scotia honours foster parents during Foster Family Appreciation week. These foster families provide care to the most vulnerable children. However, the care of vulnerable children in our province is heavily impacted by the current level of stress… Read more »


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