News & Events

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 »

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry

This event has been postponed to a date yet to be determined    The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry is calling on social workers to join them in a restorative circle process. The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (NSHCC) Restorative Inquiry is a comprehensive response to the history and legacy of the NSHCC and the… Read more »