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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 »

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 »

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 »

Strategic Plan Survey: What you had to say

                    You must be the change you wish to see in the world –Mahatma Gandhi. This summer the College surveyed members to gain your insight into changes in the social work community, trends in the social work field and in your practice and your experience with… Read more »