A key activity undertaken in 2018-19 was the development of a new 3 year strategic plan. The report's theme Reaffirming Excellence speaks to the reaffirmation of our core vision Excellence in Social Work which occurred as part of this process. The full report can be accessed at https://nlasw.ca/about-us/who-we-are.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we will be recognizing specific RSWs for their long term commitment to NLASW and the social work profession. Be sure to check out our twitter feed @nlasw for a new tweet each day as we recognize the following RSWs: Lori Hewitt, Lisa Lake, Suzanne Brake, Elaine Holden and Glenda Webber.
NLASW's 2019 pre-budget submission advocates for a provincial budget that focuses on:
- Mental health (including a continued call for the integration of social workers in the K-12 education system)
- Poverty Reduction
- Children and Families
- Health Care Service Delivery
The full submission is available under the Health and Social Policy submenu.
The next application deadline for both the CASW/BMS Scholarship and the NLASW Professional Development Fund is March 16, 2019. Additional details including funding criteria and application forms are available at https://nlasw.ca/continuing-education/funding.
NLASW's 2018-2021 strategic plan incorporates feedback from all levels of the organization including members, board, committees and staff. A one page visual has been developed to capture the mission, values and goals that will guide NLASW's work and support our vision over the next 3 years. Check it out at http://www.nlasw.ca/about-us/who-we-are.
A link to a health & social policy survey was forwarded to all members via email on August 31 as part of the NLASW monthly Update. The survey should take only 5 - 10 minutes to complete but will provide valuable input and direction for NLASW's social policy analysis and engagement over the next 12 months.
The next application deadline for both the NLASW Professional Development Fund and CASW/BMS Scholarship Fund is September 16, 2018. Additional information including application forms is available at http://www.nlasw.ca/continuing-education/funding.
2017 marked 25 years since social work became a regulated profession in Newfoundland and Labrador and the NLASW was formed. This important milestone is highlighted throughout the report and so much more. The full report can be accessed at http://www.nlasw.ca/about-us/who-we-are.
• Board Member at Large
• Avalon East Regional Representative