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The Inspiring Social Worker of the Year Award (2018)

Nominations will be received March 19 to June 15, 2018. All nominations will be sent by email to bcasw [at] bcasw.org with the phrase “Inspiring Social Worker Award” in the subject line.

Details and criteria


Alberta College of Social Workers: Short videos about social work


Call for nominations for CASW President

See document

Deadline is April 30th, 2018


Nominations are now open for CASW Distinguished Service Award

The CASW National Social Work Month Distinguished Service Award is given yearly by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) on the occasion of the National Social Work Month, to an individual or group of individuals selected from their membership by each CASW member organization.

Deadline is February 5, 2018. Email your nominations to bcasw [at] bcasw.org

Nominee must be a member of BCASW and meet required criteria.


BC Poverty Reduction Coalition – Be a part of this effort to make BCs government take action against poverty

Be heard in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations as it travels around the province.


Child and Youth Advocates newly released Report

Missing Pieces: Joshuas Story – Representative for Children and Youth
October 2017


Why can’t social workers share success stories with the media?

Article from the Guardian


Inspiring Social Worker of the Year Award

Video of the lecture given by 2017 winner Ilm Kassam


Advocacy Information

Election Toolkit

Seniors Services 

Housing Advocacy

Life in BC Snapshots – Useful facts


Racism in British Columbia

Letter to the Premier

Response from the Director of Multiculturalism, Government of BC


Regarding Response to Opiate Overdose-Related Public Health Crisis

Letter from the Minister of Health and the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General


Recommendations to Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

BCASW Letter of Recommendations


Sale of Retirement Concepts

Letter to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development


Job Posting – Representative for Children and Youth

Letter to the Chair and Deputy Chair of Special Committee

Response from the Chair of Special Committee


Campaign for Supervised Consumption Services

BCASW Letter of Support


Medical Services Plan of BC Premiums

Letter to the Minister of Health


Social Work Week in British Columbia

Media Release


Special needs of immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural and racialized children, and youth

Letter to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

Response from Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth


BC Budget 2016 Fails Children and Families

Media Release


Retention of the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Letter to the Select Standing Committee

Letter to the Select Standing Committee


The British Columbia Association of Social Workers urges Action on Findings in Growing Up in B.C.-2015

Media Release


BC Social Workers welcome Truth and Reconciliation Report

Media Release


Access denied: Shut out of BC’s welfare system

Letter to the Ombudsperson


BCASW Speaks to the Responsibility to Secure Safety for All Children

Media Release


Response from the Premier

Letter from the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of B.C.

Response from the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister and Deputy Premier

Letter to the Premier

Re: Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategy for B.C.


BCASW Calls for a Social Policy Framework for B.C.

The British Columbia Association of Social Workers joins municipalities and boards of trade in calling for a Social Policy Framework for B.C. Barb Keith, President of the BC Association of Social Workers stated that “BCASW is pleased to join Board Voice in calling for the development and adoption of a Social Policy Framework for BC. ..read more


Letter to Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation|March 2014

Re: Child Support Payments and Income Assistance

Response from Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation


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