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MEDIA RELEASE — Social workers find that Nova Scotia’s mental health and addiction care systems are not meeting the province’s own goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2021 KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS)– The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) has launched a new report on the state of mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. The report, Repositioning Social Work Practice in Mental Health in Nova Scotia, demonstrates that the current delivery of mental health and addictions care in… Read more »


Media release: Grievers must be our top priority; NSCSW calls for a public inquiry into the Colchester County mass shooting

July 27, 2020 — The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) call on the provincial and federal ministers of justice to reconsider their position on holding a full public inquiry into the mass shootings that began in Portapique,Nova Scotia (the worst mass shooting in Canadian history).


Media release: COVID-19 confirms need to transform Nova Scotia’s social safety net

May 21 — In a new report released today, “Are you with us? COVID-19 confirms the need to transform Nova Scotia’s social safety net,” authors Tammy Findlay, Christine Saulnier and Alec Stratford provide evidence that the pandemic has proven just how fragile our current social systems are and why we must fundamentally shift our political and economic system to become a sustainable, fair, and just province.


MEDIA RELEASE — Urgent action needed on income inequality in Nova Scotia: new report raises alarm, provides practical tool to tackle it

March 11, 2020 — K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS) – In partnership with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) released a new report today that lays out what is required for a transformative social policy agenda, entitled Creating the future we all deserve: A Social Policy Framework for Nova Scotia.


MEDIA RELEASE: Budget balances the books by increasing social debt, leaves behind vulnerable children and youth in Nova Scotia

MEDIA RELEASEWednesday, March 27, 2019 Budget balances the books by increasing social debt, leaves behind vulnerable children and youth in Nova Scotia KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS) – On Tuesday, Nova Scotia tabled another balanced budget, designed to keep taxes competitive and social expenditures low, with the goal of “building a strong foundation.” What this means for Nova Scotians… Read more »


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