NSCSW Strategic Plan: Our Foundation for Growth 

It’s a season for growth at the College as we lay the foundation that will help guide the profession of social work in Nova Scotia and strengthen the College’s voice for social workers and social justice with our draft five-year Strategic Plan. 

In the summer of 2017, we surveyed our social work members to gain insight into changes in the social work community, trends in the social work field and in their social work practice and their experience with the College. College Council then used this valuable feedback to shape the five-year goals and outcomes outlined in the draft plan. The College’s Governance Committee and College staff refined the plan and we’ll present the plan to members for approval at our Annual General Meeting May 11-12, 2018.

2018 National Social Work Month (NSWM) celebrates social workers as they bring change to life in communities across Canada. The College is bringing change to the profession in Nova Scotia as our Strategic Plan goals aim to create a visible, vibrant, and vocal social work community. We’ll meet with social work members throughout NSWM in communities across Nova Scotia to gain further feedback on our draft plan. 

Our Five-Year Goals

We regulate the profession by ensuring the highest standards of professional and ethical social work practice for the people of Nova Scotia.

Outcomes:

  • Nova Scotians see the candidacy program as a strong and relevant approach to regulation.
  • The NSCSW has removed barriers to labour mobility between provinces.
  • Members bring the spirit of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to life.

We are a recognized leader in advocacy and social justice working to protect Nova Scotians.

Outcomes:

  • Nova Scotians see the NSCSW as a credible source for critical analysis and innovative solutions to social justice issues.
  • Government actively engages the NSCSW to inform policies and legislation that impact social justice and social planning.
  • The College reflects the diverse voices of Nova Scotians.

Nova Scotians value social work knowledge, experience and training.

Outcomes:

  • Social workers are influencers in positions of leadership,
  • Nova Scotians are aware of the diversity of social work practice,
  • Employers recruit Registered Social Workers for their essential social work lens grounded in human rights, equity and social justice,
  • Social Workers are engaged in meaningful and rewarding work, that makes a difference to the social conditions in Nova Scotia.

We are a centre for social work resources, professional development, ethical consultations, research and acts as the collective voice for social work.

Outcomes:

  • Members are supported by the College throughout their career.
  • Members are a part of the NSCSW’s progressive support
  • Members contribute to social work’s collective voice
  • NSCSW works to enhance social worker well-being.
  • NSCSW works to build conditions for social work success.
  • Social workers from marginalized communities and both urban and rural settings are engaged with the NSCSW and their voice is represented within the organization.

We are responsible, accountable and transparent.

Outcomes:

  • Nova Scotians value and trust the NSCSW
  • Demonstrated accountability as a regulatory body
  • Clear autonomy of regulatory function and membership services.

Join us during National Social Work Month to provide your input on our Strategic Plan

Join your College for a two-hour professional development opportunity as we come together to celebrate 2018 National Social Work Month (NSWM). NSWM celebrates social workers as they bring change to life in communities across Canada. The College is bringing change to the profession in Nova Scotia as our Strategic Plan goals aim to create a visible, vibrant, and vocal social work community.

Our five-year Strategic Plan will lay the foundation to help guide the profession of social work in Nova Scotia and strengthen the College’s voice for social workers and social justice. We need your feedback on our draft goals as we finalize this plan! Connect with colleagues in your community and gain insight into the goals we’ve set.

This professional development opportunity is FREE. 

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

Yarmouth
March 5th from 5:00-7:00 PM

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New Minas
March 5th from 12:00-2:00 PM
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Port Hawkesbury
March 7th from 12:00-2:00 PM
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Sydney
March 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM
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Dartmouth
March 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM
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Antigonish 
March 22nd from 5:00-7:00 PM
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