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
NLASW's 2018 pre-budget submission outlines key areas and recommendations that budget 2018, as part of a long-term strategy, needs to address to improve daily living conditions, reduce inequities in health and foster positive health outcomes for individuals and communities. Read the full submission at http://www.nlasw.ca/social-work-in-nl/health-social-policy.
If attended the February 6, 2018 Navigating the Landscape of the Opioid Crisis in Newfoundland and Labrador webcast, we ask attendees to complete an evaluation survey. Click here to access the survey.
The next application deadline for both the CASW/BMS Scholarship and the NLASW Professional Development Fund is March 16, 2018. Additional details including funding criteria and application forms are available at http://www.nlasw.ca/continuing-education/funding.
A hard copy of the January 2018 edition of Connecting Voices has been mailed to all members. The online version is also available at http://www.nlasw.ca/practice-resources/connecting-voices. Happy reading!
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.