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 2019 National Social Work Month celebrations is Real People. Real Impact.

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“In National Social Work Month we recognize the contributions of social workers to society. This year, we also celebrate the people and communities whom social workers have the honour to work with, learn from, and walk alongside.”

“Social workers are ordinary but committed people, striving to have extraordinary impact.”

“Social workers co-create helping relationships with amazing individuals, families and communities who are experts in their own journey of change.”

Social Work Month 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 the goals in the five-year Strategic Plan approved at last year’s Annual General Meeting. Talk about the new Candidacy program, and continue the discussion about creating a new clinical category of registration.

As a member-driven organization, your voices are the catalyst for the College’s change as we work together to be a stronger social work community.

This event is FREE. 

Questions? Contact Annemieke Vink at annemieke.vink@nscsw.org

Join us in the following communities:

March 5 — New Minas

9 a.m. — Louis Millett Community Complex
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Mar 5 — Yarmouth

1 p.m. — IWK Memorial Library
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Mar 14 — Halifax

5:00 p.m. — NSCSW Office
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Mar 18 — Dalhousie University
(for students)

6 p.m. — Mona Campbell Building
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Mar 25 — Université Sainte-Anne
(for students)

6:30 p.m. — uSainteAnne Halifax campus
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Mar 28 — Antigonish

1 p.m. — Town & County Library
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Mar 29 — Sydney

10 a.m. — Grand Lake Road Firehall
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Professional Development

We have a number of professional development activities available for members during National Social Work Month:

As a NSCSW member, you automatically receive CASW membership and access to a wide selection of online webinars. You can view recordings of past webinars on their website, or sign up for one of the live webinars scheduled for National Social Work Month:

Download the 2019 NSWM Poster

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