Category: News

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.


Media release: Grievers must be our top priority; NSCSW calls for a public inquiry into the Colchester County mass shooting

July 27, 2020 — The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) call on the provincial and federal ministers of justice to reconsider their position on holding a full public inquiry into the mass shootings that began in Portapique,Nova Scotia (the worst mass shooting in Canadian history).


Media release: COVID-19 confirms need to transform Nova Scotia’s social safety net

May 21 — In a new report released today, “Are you with us? COVID-19 confirms the need to transform Nova Scotia’s social safety net,” authors Tammy Findlay, Christine Saulnier and Alec Stratford provide evidence that the pandemic has proven just how fragile our current social systems are and why we must fundamentally shift our political and economic system to become a sustainable, fair, and just province.


Be part of the College’s Board of Examiners

May 20, 2020 — The College’s Council is looking for a member to appoint to the Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners (BOE) oversees the application of regulatory policy, approves social work applicants, and makes all decision regarding the complaints and discipline matters brought before the College.


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