Tag: social policy framework

Approaching the elections

July 15, 2021 − As a summer election becomes increasingly likely, we will soon be faced with big decisions as several parties try to convince Nova Scotians to vote for them. We encourage our members to we encourage our members to use the Social Policy Framework to develop their understanding of how their votes will address or remedy the injustices and harms we see daily as social workers.


Moving the bar

The Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia introduced their new vision for mental health services last week. It provides a clear vision for mental health and addictions services that we have not seen since the NDP released their strategy “Together We Can” while in government almost a decade ago. While the plan certainly has some questionable policy choices, the vision it presents is transformative and the PCs deserve credit for putting forward a bold plan.


Raising expectations for Nova Scotia’s future

National Social Work Month is an opportunity to reflect on how we enact the values of our profession within the communities where we live and practice. This month, the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), released a new report titled “Creating the future we all deserve: A social policy framework for Nova Scotia.”


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.


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