Overview

Why Join BCASW?

BE SUPPORTED. BE CONNECTED. BE APPRECIATED.

BCASW, your professional association, will be an important resource for you throughout your career. BCASW’s mission is to promote and strengthen the profession of Social Work – your profession – and to advance Social Work’s interests – your interests – and to be a strong and visible advocate for social justice. Through BCASW you will receive the information, continuing education, leadership and networking opportunities, mentoring and support that will assist you to grow and flourish in your practice.

As a member of BCASW, you will have access to the support you need – whether a consultation on a practice or ethical issue, guidance in career, job search or relocation decisions, or through our longer-term mentoring program for new or recent graduates.

We keep you current with our regular email bulletins, Perspectives newsmagazine, the journal Canadian Social Work and access to the resources in the Members Area of both the BCASW and CASW websites. We provide many continuing education benefits, a variety of insurance benefits, membership discounts and other services such as job postings and email notifications of opportunities that are highly valued.

As an Association of members serving members, our success and vitality is built on the active involvement of members who share a commitment to good Social Work practice and a thriving profession. We hope that includes you!

Here are many Reasons to join. View An orientation to the BCASW for students.

As a professional member services association, BCASW is distinct from the regulatory body for social workers in British Columbia, the BC College of Social Workers, whose role is to protect the public. Though they share common interests and work collaboratively, BCASW and BCCSW are separate and distinct organizations with different yet complementary mandates.

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  • kate blassnitz BCASW membership sustains my need to be a part of the greater social work community. BCASW advocates with government and stakeholders for human rights and social justice, locally, nationally and globally. I like to read our BCASW magazine, Perspectives. I like being part of a communal voice that cares about community and professional standards. I'm proud to be a social worker and the work that we do and, for me, BCASW represents that pride. Thank you.