Category: News

MEDIA RELEASE — Social workers find that Nova Scotia’s mental health and addiction care systems are not meeting the province’s own goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2021 KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS)– The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) has launched a new report on the state of mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. The report, Repositioning Social Work Practice in Mental Health in Nova Scotia, demonstrates that the current delivery of mental health and addictions care in… Read more »


Annual renewals for 2021 are open!

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A step-by-step guide to completing the registration renewal process for 2021, with troubleshooting tips. There are temporary changes to professional development requirements due to the pandemic, and this is the first year that ethics hours are due for some members.


Our role as social workers, and as treaty people

Sept 24, 2020 — As many Nova Scotian fishing communities struggle through conflict and crisis — worsened by the intersections of a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racism — we encourage our members to approach this work with a trauma-informed lens, to draw on the resources available to you, and to ground your praxis in your professional values and ethics.


2020 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 2020. Bursaries are awarded based on the student’s commitment to professional social work practice.


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