National Social Work Month 2023

Every day, social workers support people in navigating complex systems. We are uniquely positioned to identify and address systemic gaps, provide key services and programs, and connect communities to what they need, all while applying our skills to build a more just world.

This National Social Work Month, we come together with colleagues across Nova Scotia —and across Canada— to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of social workers in supporting health, mental health and well-being across complex systems and settings.

This year our celebrations will feature our second Advocacy Day, creating opportunities for social workers, social work students and social work educators to join together with clients and community organizations in advocating for change. Our free one-day conference will kick off a week of concentrated advocacy and engagement regarding mental health in our province, with social workers and our community partners putting advocacy tools directly in the hands of other Nova Scotians; NSCSW members who would like to be part of this are encouraged to join a training session.

We have some amazing door prizes that we will be giving away at our virtual events, including books, artwork and free tickets for our annual May conference. We can’t wait to see each of you and celebrate the amazing work that you all are doing. Social work is essential.

Event Schedule


These are open to the public and free to attend.

Advocacy skill sessions

NSCSW members only

Social workers for social justice: Integrating advocacy into our practice

Lunch & learns

NSCSW members only


Social media resources


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  • #SocialWorkIsEssential