Category: News

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers highlights crucial gaps in places of safety following Auditor General’s report

May 7, 2024 — In light of the Auditor General’s new report concerning places of safety in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) calls attention to the significant gaps in the report regarding its understanding of service users’ needs, the realities of social workers, and how these factors contribute to the reported challenges in the delivery of places of safety.

Statement on the Minister of Justice’s comments

Apr 19, 2024 — Yesterday, on the anniversary of the mass casualty tragedy in Colchester and Cumberland counties, the Minister of Justice repeatedly insisted to media that gender-based violence is not an epidemic in our province. He apologized on the same day. Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of the deep roots of violence, and recommit to ending it, together.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nova Scotians join social workers in a courageous chorus for mental health advocacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 26, 2024 KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS) – The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) celebrated National Social Work Month with a collaborative virtual mini-conference about mental health advocacy on Monday March 25. Free and open to the public, NSCSW’s third annual Advocacy Day brought together social workers with allied health partners, community… Read more »

End-of-year office hours

The NSCSW office will be open the morning of December 22. From December 27-29, a limited number of staff will be available to assist with the final days of the annual renewal period; office visits during that time will be by appointment only, and video calls are strongly recommended as an alternative. We will fully reopen on January 2.