The House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador recently passed amendments to the Social Workers Act which will see Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) become Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW), effective September 30, 2020. Read more about this exciting news at https://nlasw.ca/new_name_same_mandate.
The NLASW is currently accepting proposals from interested parties specializing in Information Technology to deliver the following services:
- To support the existing NLASW.ca public website and its existing functionality
- Repair any issues that cannot be completed by NLASW staff through the content management system; and
- Perform Drupal updates.
The selected company may be required to develop new functionality or enhancements to be integrated into the existing application.
NLASW’s board has voted to extend the board term for positions that are up for nomination and move the AGM until Fall 2020. In making this decision, the board took into consideration the continually evolving situation with COVID-19 and felt that moving these important events would help ensure maximum response and engagement from NLASW members.
NLASW Board President Henry Kielley and Executive Director/Registrar Lisa Crockwell released a joint message to members today expressing thanks to all RSW's for their ongoing leadership and dedication. The message also highlighted the work being done by NLASW staff who continue to work remotely while monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on both social workers and the public.
NLASW has developed a resource page regarding COVID-19 and social work practice. It can be accessed at https://nlasw.ca/COVID-19_Social_Work_Practice.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the NLASW Student Award. An information sheet and nomination form can be accessed at https://nlasw.ca/about-us/awards.
The next application deadline for the NLASW Professional Development Fund is March 16, 2020. Additional details including funding criteria and application form are available under the funding submenu.
NLASW has participated in the provincial pre-budget consultation process for over 20 years. Our latest submission focuses on several priority areas including mental health, seniors, poverty reduction, children and families, and health care service delivery. Access the full submission at https://nlasw.ca/social-work-in-nl/health-social-policy.