News & Events

2018 National Social Work Month: Celebrate in your community

Celebrating the profession  Every March we celebrate National Social Work Month (NSWM) in recognition of the contributions of social workers to society. The theme adopted by the CASW Board for the 2018 National Social Work Month celebrations is Bringing Change to Life. Host a NSWM event Celebrate social work month & bring a professional development event to your community…. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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