Alberta College of Social Workers

2013 Social Work Week

Fort McMurray

ACSW - National Social Work Week
Theme: Social Workers: Advocating for a Just and Equitable Alberta
March 3 - 9, 2013

Celebrating National Social Work Month: Social Workers Defending Social Programs for a Stronger Canada
National Social Work Month

Every March, social workers across Canada join together in celebrating our profession. National Social Work Month (NSWM) provides opportunities to promote the profession, strengthen our individual practices, and highlight the issues that directly affect the people we serve.

As a result of the accelerated changes to social programs Canada is experiencing at the national level, CASW and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) jointly proclaimed ‘Social Workers Defending Social Programs for a Stronger Canada the theme for NSWM 2013 on March 1st. Click here to read the joint NSWM Proclamation in full.

Stay tuned during NSWM for the release of a new CASW policy paper, ‘The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinants of Healthas well as for the launch of CASW’s on-line Defending Social Programs campaign.

NSWM Webcast –Mark your Calendars and Sign Up!

This free webcast "Social Work Practice in a Digital and Electronic World: Ethical and Risk-management Challenges" will explore novel and emerging ethical issues arising out of social workers' growing use of electronic interventions and communications, digital technology, and social media.

Presenter :
Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D
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March 28, 2013
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1:00pm to 2:00pm (EST)
      CASW is exceptionally thankful that Dr. Reamer has chosen to make available his depth of knowledge and expertise in these areas to the members of CASW partner organizations and individual affiliate members of CASW. To register for the webcast, please click
    and follow the step-by-step instructions.

NSWM poster

Click here to access a downloadable NSWM poster and remember to check your provincial/territorial social work organization for celebrations specific to your area.

CASW Distinguished Service Awards 2013

Click here to review the recipients for the 2013 CASW Distinguished Service Awards presented by CASW Partner Organizations during NSWM. Watch out for the full details of the award recipients in the Spring CASW Bulletin.

National Social Work Month Greetings

Click here to review the NSWM Greetings provided to the profession by Canada’s national leadership and our international friends and partners.

World Social Work Day

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) invites social workers all over the world to celebrate World Social Work Day this year on the 19th of March 2013 under the banner of the Global Agenda’s theme “Promoting Social and Economic Equalities.” Click here to learn more and access WSWD poster.

National Association of Social Workers & Social Work Month 2013

CASW and NASW in the United States both celebrate March as Social Work Month. Click here to access 100 Ways to Promote Social Work Month as compiled by NASW.