Social workers are leaders who provide essential services to support Nova Scotians lead healthier, happier lives. We’re sharing their stories, struggles and celebrating their successes in Connection magazine.
Connection is the College’s quarterly full-colour digital magazine distributed to social workers, government, community & advocacy groups and more. Connection illustrates the realities and challenges that social workers face, promote the profession’s passionate work and bring stories from our community to life.
Connection began as a newsletter back in 1966 when the College (then Association) was just three years old. We’ve built on our member’s support and recognition of Connection by transforming the publication into the full-colour magazine you see today.
The new Connection magazine reflects the College’s evolution as we continue to regulate the profession while working in solidarity with Nova Scotians to advocate for improvement to social policies and programs.
March 7th submission deadline
April 19th publication date
June 7th submission deadline
July 19th publication date
September 6th submission deadline
October 18th publication date
Connect with Nova Scotia’s social workers, advocacy & community groups, heath care professionals and more.
We invite your original articles on:
Please see our magazine sections below to write for a specific section of Connection.
Send your submission to the College’s Promotions Coordinator, Collette Deschenes at email@example.com.
Include a biography (100 words) with your website if applicable and briefly tell us why/how your submission is relevant to social work. Supporting photos are encouraged may be used if space permits.
How do you put social work ethics into action?
Share a story depicting your ethical decision making process. How did you consider your personal perspectives in relation to those that you work with, the environment you work in and the influence of the dominant narrative on those perspectives.
Frame your story through the following questions:
What’s your experience working towards social justice?
Social justice is a pillar of social work practice. Share a story or op-ed that described your experience working towards social justice.
Here are suggestions to frame your story:
Are you in private practice? We want to share your stories!
Share your honest perspective of your journey through building a private practice.
Here are some suggested topics:
We want to hear stories from the perspective of one the many diverse voices in our province.
This could include, but is not limited to, these voices:
Share your social work research with a wide audience.
Submit a plain language abstract of your research and describe the application of your research in practice.
Share your voice and any stories that connect your experiences to your research.
Research articles should provide a clear statement of the findings and their implications for social work practice. Please include an accompanying bibliography.
Share your message with over 1900 social workers in Connection magazine. Connection is a full colour magazine that is distributed quarterly to Nova Scotia social workers, government, community groups and more.
Contact the College’s Promotions Coordinator, Collette Deschenes at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your advertisement.
CONNECTION is the official newsletter of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.