Professional Support

BCASW is here to support our members.

If you are struggling with a practice issue, problems at your workplace or an ethical dilemma, we can provide you with guidance and direction, and suggest options for ongoing assistance. Just give us a call.

Mentoring for Members

What better way to support our profession than for skilled and experienced social workers to share their knowledge and ‘know-how’ with social workers who are new to the field, relocating, re-entering the workforce, or needing some good peer consultation. Thanks to the generosity of our members, BCASW has a large roster of mentors willing to contribute their time to assist other members. Whether you need help preparing a resume, consulting on a practice issue, exploring an ethical dilemma, checking out a new area of specialty, or assistance with career decisions, a BCASW mentor will be there for you.

Making the Transition: From School to Practice,

is our longer-term mentoring program for new grads entering the workforce.
To learn more about this ‘Members Only’ benefit, read About the BCASW Mentoring Program

If you are a BCASW member you can apply to be a Mentor, by downloading an Application to be a Mentor.  To request the services of a Mentor, download and complete a Request for Mentoring Services.

BCASW Peer Support Group for Members Starting Private Practice

Are you thinking of starting a private practice and have a million questions? Come and learn from other BCASW members who are in various stages of staring their private practice. The group does not look at client issues and is not a supervision group, but will provide plenty of practical information to guide you through the process of starting a practice.
– The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 12 noon. The BCASW will send a Zoom invite/link to all members on the mailing list. Attendance is voluntary and members are welcome to attend any or all meetings.
– A Q&A sheet developed by the group will be given to new members prior to their first meeting to avoid repeating topics and basic information.
– Questions not addressed in the group will be prioritized at the next group session.
– These meetings can be considered as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Please contact the BCASW office for further information or to join the group’s mailing list: 604 730-9111 or

BCASW Peer Support Group for Members Experiencing Work-place Mental Health Injury

This is a monthly Zoom group starting at 8pm PDT on the fourth (4th) Thursday of the month. This one hour session is led by two social workers with lived experience and aims to discuss challenges, successes, resources, supports.

This group is for you if you are a social worker and you:
– think it is
– are feeling burned out
– have experienced a critical incident at work
– are feeling toxic stress
– are experiencing vicarious trauma
– are unsure what supports are out there and how to navigate them

There is no cost to attend. Membership with BCASW is required, however do not let finances be a barrier. Contact the BCASW office at 604 730-9111 or to discuss membership options.

Please contact the BCASW office for further information or to join the group’s mailing list: 604 730-9111 or

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