Tag: social work

Burnside prisoners call to be treated with the dignity & worth that we all deserve

(photo by Andrew Vaughn/The Canadian Press) Prisoners in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility or “Burnside jail“ are currently involved in international prison strike. Their list of demands, posted to the Halifax Examiner website, call for justice and ask that we recognize the roots of this struggle in a common history of struggle and liberation…. Read more »


2018 Student Bursaries

Are you a student member? You’re eligible for one of five $500 dollar bursaries! College bursaries are awarded to Nova Scotian student members who are attending an accredited social work program in the fall of 2018. Bursaries are awarded based on your commitment to professional social work practice. We value diversity and strive to create opportunities for… Read more »


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 »


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