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 Social Work Month celebrations in 2021 is Social Work is Essential. All Nova Scotians benefit from the essential work provided by qualified, compassionate, and committed social workers in our province.

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“Every March we celebrate the the important contributions social work professionals make to our families and communities.”

“Social workers are ordinary but committed people, striving to have extraordinary impact.”

“All Nova Scotians benefit from the essential work provided by qualified, compassionate, and committed social workers.”

Social Work Month Events 

Conversation with your College

During Social Work Month, in March 2021, NSCSW Executive Director / Registrar Alec Stratford is holding a series of virtual meetings with social workers across the province. These events offer an opportunity for social workers to engage and connect with the NSCSW, and celebrate their profession.

Chat with Alec about our current advocacy efforts, and how we’ve progressed on the goals in the five-year strategic plan. Talk about the College’s new resources and training for candidacy mentors, and the College’s new social policy framework. Discuss the new clinical committee and the mental health paper. As a member-driven organization, your voices are the catalyst for the College’s change as we work together to be a stronger social work community.

This event series is FREE. Please preregister on Eventbrite using the links on this page.

Questions? Contact Annemieke Vink at annemieke.vink@nscsw.org

We’re checking in with every corner of Nova Scotia. Here’s when we’re focusing on your region:

Central Zone

(Halifax & West Hants)

Tuesday March 9 at noon
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Northern Zone

(East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland & Pictou)

Monday March 15 at noon
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Eastern Zone

(Guysborough, Antigonish, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria & Cape Breton)

Wednesday March 24 at noon
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Western Zone

(Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby, Queens, Annapolis, Lunenburg & Kings)

Wednesday March 31 at noon
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Professional Development

We have a number of online professional development activities available for members during National Social Work Month:

As a NSCSW member, you automatically receive CASW membership and access to a wide selection of online webinars. You can view recordings of past webinars on their website, or sign up for one of the live webinars scheduled for National Social Work Month 2021:

CASW is also promoting a series of webinars and workshops presented by the Child Welfare League of Canada. This series will focus on the realities individuals with disabilities are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned, and strategies for supporting them in pandemic recovery.

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