by Kate Matheson (RSW, NSCSW Councillor) & Alec Stratford (NSCSW Registrar/Executive Director) In Nova Scotia, and across Canada, those who receive social services are most aware that too often those services operate in isolation from each other. Our country has experienced the neglectful… Read more »
Celebrating the profession Every March we celebrate National Social Work Month (NSWM) in recognition of the contributions of social workers to society. The theme adopted by the CASW Board for the 2018 National Social Work Month celebrations is Bringing Change to Life. Host a NSWM event Celebrate social work month & bring a professional development event to your community…. Read more »
The front page of the Chronical Herald on January 4th, 2017 shared the story of a judge who dismissed the province’s request to take a 20-month-old girl into permanent custody, ruling that the child’s safety won’t be jeopardized by staying with her troubled family. In her… Read more »
As I reflect on our robust year of activities, critical thought, and advocacy, it’s clear the College is headed in a direction that is actively contributing to building a stronger Nova Scotia in collaboration with our members. This year began with a clear vision to renew… Read more »
1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental health issue in any given year according to Nova Scotia’s Auditor General’s (AG) recent report on the province’s current mental health system. This report identifies many crucial problems within the current system. However, the AG’s analysis of our current mental health care system is problematic as it… Read more »
by Michelle Hébert Boyd, MSW Jane Wisdom’s career as Nova Scotia’s first professional social worker spanned the transition from a charity model to professional social work — all in a matter of months. Wisdom was still in her first year of consolidating Halifax’s patchwork of charities into the Halifax Welfare Bureau when, on December 6… Read more »
CONNECTION is the official newsletter of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.