Category: Blog

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.


Looking for justice, for George Floyd

Almost a year ago, the murder of George Floyd sparked a global awakening about the pervasiveness and lethality of systemic racism. Yesterday, Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt upon his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds while he pleaded for breath, was finally convicted. Former US President Barack Obama commented in the New York… Read more »


New staff roles at NSCSW

April 19, 2020 − The NSCSW has recently gone through a comprehensive review of our staff organization, and made several changes to attend to our mandate in the Social Workers Act and our five year strategic plan. Alec introduces members to two new people on our staff team, and new roles for existing staff.


Grief and social change

A guest blog post from Serena Lewis, RSW, MSW. “As we edge closer to the now-monumental dates of April 18 and 19, I am personally aware that the histories of rural Nova Scotia communities, and many lives, will be forever changed. The collective grief and pain brought by the act of such violent disruption has, and will span families, communities, and all frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to face the gaping wounds left behind.”


NSCSW Staff Reorganization

View of Halifax from Dartmouth harbour trail

February 11, 2021 — After a lengthy and comprehensive review, the NSCSW is ready to make some key changes. And we announce the forthcoming retirement of a staff member who has significantly contributed to our profession in this province.


Discipline decision regarding Ryanne Rhodenizer

We encourage our members to review decision information, to gain insight into the reasons for decisions and the College’s discipline process. It is important for all social workers in Nova Scotia to understand the College’s role in ensuring that Nova Scotians can rely on professional, ethical social work practice.


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