Category: Blog

2021 Student Bursaries

A college bursary will be awarded to up to four Nova Scotian student members who attending accredited social work programs in the fall of 2021. Bursaries are awarded based on the student’s commitment to professional social work practice.


Approaching the elections

July 15, 2021 − As a summer election becomes increasingly likely, we will soon be faced with big decisions as several parties try to convince Nova Scotians to vote for them. We encourage our members to we encourage our members to use the Social Policy Framework to develop their understanding of how their votes will address or remedy the injustices and harms we see daily as social workers.


A city’s betrayal of its most vulnerable

July 13, 2021 − Social workers and community organizations such as the Halifax Mutual Aid Society are having to scramble to try to provide support, at a time when resources are shrinking. While the provincial government recently pledged to provide 25 million dollars in funding, at some point in the future, these promises are of no help to those struggling with homelessness right now.


Learning with Pride

June 2, 2021 — For the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies, June is considered Pride Month, a chance to learn, honour, celebrate and recommit ourselves to working for justice and equality for all people. In light of this, we want to share some helpful resources with our social work community.


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