Congratulations are extended to RSW Suzanne Brake on her recent appointment as Seniors Advocate by the provincial government. The majority of Suzanne's career has been dedicated to advancing the needs of seniors and older adults. In an interview with CBC News following her appointment, Suzanne noted she is
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Distinguished Service Award is presented annually by the CASW to an individual or group of individuals selected from their membership by each CASW member organization. The NLASW is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 CASW Award. Nominations must be forwarded to the NLASW office by November 30, 2017.
NLASW's Embracing Excellence Educational Series promotes social work excellence through the offering of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) while recognizing the knowledge, skills and expertise of social workers in this province. The NLASW is in the process of building a roster of registered social workers interested in facilitating sessions in 2017/2018 for NLASW members.
The NLASW Editorial Committee is currently accepting submissions for the January 2018 edition of Connecting Voices. The submission deadline is November 1, 2017. While the word limit is 750 words, shorter articles on an initiative or program that may be happening in a particular region of the province are also welcomed.
The next deadline for both the CASW/BMS Scholarship and the NLASW Professional Development Fund is September 16, 2017. Additional information including criteria and applications forms are available under the continuing education menu.
The ability to update continuing professional education (CPE) credits throughout the registration year is a valuable feature now available through the MyNLASW portal. Members can quickly and easily record completed CPE by logging into MyNLASW and selecting 'Update My CPE'.
Social Work Reference Center, CASW's newest member resource!
The Social Work Reference Center (SWRC) can be accessed by clicking here.
The SWRC will help:
The NLASW was pleased to have the opportunity to engage in a collaborative dialogue with provincial stakeholders as part of the Poverty Reduction Summit hosted by the Community Sector Council on March 1, 2017. This event included a presentation by Mr. Nick Whelan, MP (St.
Looking for a way to give back to the social work profession? We will be holding an information session for members interested in serving on the NLASW Board of Directors on May 4th at 3:00pm (Island); 2:30pm (Labrador). If you are interested in attending this session, please contact Kristi Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The NLASW Board of Directors is seeking member feedback. A link to a strategic planning survey was forwarded to all members by email on March 31 as part of the monthly Update. The current 2014-2017 strategic plan can be viewed here. Member feedback is essential to this process as it will assist NLASW set priorities and focus activities.