News & Events

Conversation with your College

Join NSCSW Executive Director / Registrar Alec Stratford during National Social Work Month at a Conversation with your College, a series of meetings with social workers across the province. These events offer an opportunity to engage and connect with the NSCSW, and celebrate the profession of social work. Chat with Alec about our current advocacy efforts, and how we’re working towards… Read more »


Cultivating Compassion Satisfaction to Balance Work-Life Challenges

Register Here Mon, 25 March 2019 -9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ADT Halifax Central Library-BMO Community Room- 5440 Spring Garden RoadHalifax, NS B3J 1E9V Description Social workers and helping professionals know so much about burn-out and compassion fatigue. The lived experience of so many working in under-resourced, demanding environments is well-researched. How can social workers… Read more »


Healing Centered Support for Sexualized Violence (Halifax)

Register for this exciting event here  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/healing-centered-support-for-sexualized-violence-tickets-55715248809 Description: Avalon Centre’s Sexualized Violence and Healing Centered Support training takes place over one full day, and includes four key modules:     An Exploration of Sexualized Violence     Trauma and the Brain     Healing Centered Engagement and Intervention     Vicarious Trauma and Resilience Avalon… Read more »


#Childwelfareonthebrink: Exploring the NSCSW’s Advocacy Strategy

On Monday, January 21st, 2019 the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) launched a campaign encouraging Nova Scotians to write to the Premier to demand an increase in spending on social programs including Child Welfare in the next provincial budget. The campaign #childwelfareonthebrink feature… Read more »


Ethics 101 (Halifax)

Helen Creighton Room -Halifax Public Libraries – | 60 Alderney Drive | Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4P8 | Canada Monday, 11 March 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (ADT) Ethics 101 is available to all social workers who have not attended this exciting event before. This experiential learning opportunity will Identify the roots of professional… Read more »


Professional Identity: Building Leadership in Social Work Practice (Yarmouth)

Friday 22, February 2019|10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (AST)|Western Counties Regional Library |405 Main St|Yarmouth, NS |B5A 1G3| This workshop is rooted in participatory learning and will engage participants by; Identifying the historical development of the professional social work identity; examining the current tensions and conflicts that exist within contemporary practice; investigate strategies and tactics for establishing a clear social work voice within… Read more »


A Discussion on Regulating Clinical Social Work.

Introduction The Private Practice committee formed in June of 2017 to address issues withthe bylaws regarding the registration of private practitioners. In addition, social work private practitioners and their clients have continued to face barriers in ensuring coverage of social work services through insurance companies. Parallel to these concerns, members working through the public mental… Read more »


2019 Professional Development Events

We’re excited to announce a variety of upcoming professional development events across the province. Exact locations, times and dates to be announced. The workshops below are either half or full day sessions. Stay tuned in early 2019 for further details! February MAiD and NSCSW Guidelines in HRM  Professional Identity and Social Work in  Yarmouth March… Read more »


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