News & Events

2019 Student Bursaries

A college bursary will be awarded to a Nova Scotian student member who is attending an accredited social work program in the fall of 2019. Bursaries are awarded based on the student’s commitment to professional social work practice.


Celebrating our members

We recognize outstanding achievements in social work at our annual awards banquet. We celebrated our social work award winners at the 2019 Conference & AGM. Nova Scotia social workers who meet the criteria for these awards are nominated by their colleagues.


Preparing for renewal

As our members know, Registered Social Workers and Social Worker Candidates need to renew their registration every year. Renewals for 2020 will open in October 2019. When renewals open, we’ll share more detailed information on the process for renewing your registration. For now: Make a plan to complete your professional development hours. Include your registration… Read more »


Call for submissions to our 2020 conference

We’re gathering Nova Scotia’s social work community on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the annual NSCSW Conference to explore the current landscape of mental health in our province, and envision our future.

The 2020 conference theme is “Mental Health, Today and Tomorrow.”


What are NSCSW membership fees for?

NSCSW regulates the practice of social work in Nova Scotia. We serve and engage the public, support social workers in their practice, and advocate for social justice. The College is privileged to be both the social work regulatory body and the professional association for social workers in Nova Scotia. As a regulatory body, our primary goal is… Read more »


Ethical Dilemma Café (Halifax)

Social workers are consistently faced with ethical dilemmas in practice. This session is a small-group discussion on ethics and the struggles that social work practitioners are experiencing.
Participants bring their diverse experiences and perspectives to an intensive, interactive exploration of an ethical scenario.


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