News & Events

Webinar: The Ethics of Burnout

May 19, 2021 — Join NSCSW staff member Nadia Siritsky, SWC, for an overview of the research related to compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma, and how these affect social workers. Participants will learn to identify the ethical implications of a lack of attention to this pervasive issue, and will learn about several techniques and strategies to address this problem.


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.”


Apply for a 2021 conference bursary

We’re partnering with CASW to offer a bursary to help members join the upcoming 2021 NSCSW virtual conference: Challenging our Social Justice Lens. Apply before April 23.


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