Alberta College of Social Workers

What is Social Work?

Social Work is a helping profession. Professional social work practice may intervene to:

Social Work is a helping profession. Professional social work practice may intervene to:
  • enhance developmental, problem solving and coping capacities of people and systems; 
  • promote effective and humane operation of systems that provide resources and service to people;
  • link people to systems that provide them with resources, services and opportunities; and
  • contribute to development and improvement of social policy.

 

View the PDF "What in the world is Social Work"