Expression of Interest to the CCSWR Anti-Racist Regulatory Practice Reference Group

The Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators (CCSWR) provides a national structure for provincial and territorial social work regulatory authorities to act together as the voice, both nationally and internationally, on social work regulatory matters in Canada.

Learn more here: ccswr-ccorts.ca/about-us

Project Scope

The CCSWR aims to create a resource guide that describes a framework, including principles and reflective questions, that can be used by social work regulators to address and implement anti-racist regulatory practice. The scope of this project is to

  • identify and dismantle systemic and structural racism in all aspects of social work regulation
  • promote the elimination of bias and other barriers in regulatory policies and processes; and
  • support anti-racist social work practice on the part of their members.

Reference Group Role

The Reference Group will advise the CCSWR Anti-Racist Regulatory Practice Working Group on the development and implementation of the Anti-Racist Regulatory Practice Framework. The Reference Group will provide a critical lens and voice to support the working group too explore actions and policies that can be taken with respect to best practices in anti-racist regulatory practice.

Specific Responsibilities

The Reference Group will:

  1. Advise the Working Group on an ongoing basis on the development and implementation of an anti-racist regulatory practice framework.
  2. Support the Working Group to develop a framework that will assist regulators identify and dismantle systemic and structural racism in all aspects of social work regulation.
  3. Support the Working Group to develop a framework to promote the elimination of bias and other barriers in regulatory policies and processes; and
  4. Identifying opportunities to work with community partners and organizations on actions that can inform the creation anti-racist regulatory practice framework.

Compensation

In recognition of for their contributions members of the reference group will receive a one-time $500 honoria.

Terms

Committee members will be appointed for a two (2) year term or until the anti-racist regulatory framework is approved by the CCSWR Board of Directors.

Submitting a Nomination

Members of the College are invited to nominate an individual for the Reference Group by emailing your nomination to Alec Stratford, Chair of the CCSWR Anti-Racist Regulatory Practice Working Group at alec.stratford@nscsw.org by no later than December 1, 2021.

Five members will be selected using the following criteria:

  • have lived professional / academic / cultural expertise in anti-racism work.
  • have a strong understanding of systemic and structural racism.
  • have an understanding of and/or be open to supporting social work regulation.
  • have personal and/or professional community connections that can inform the working groups goals and outcome; and
  • be experienced in supporting and/or leading anti-racism initiatives.
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