402 -1755 West Broadway Vancouver BC V6J 455
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March 27, 2019
School of Socia I Work
University of the Fraser Valley B165 – 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V257M8
Congratulations on completing your social work degree at University of the Fraser Valley. It took hard work, sacrifices, and determination to complete the program. Well done!
The BC Association of Social Workers, your professional association, will be an important resource throughout your career. BCASW’s mission is to promote and strengthen the profession of social work, to advance social work’s interests, and to be a strong and visible advocate for social justice.
Through your BCASW membership, you will receive the information, continuing education, leadership, and networking opportunities that will assist you to grow and flourish in your practice. As a member of the BCASW, you have access to support through our mentorship program-whether a consultation on a practice or ethical issue, career guidance, job search, or relocation decision.
We keep you current with email bulletins, Perspectives newsmagazine, and access to the resources in the Members Area of both the BCASW and the Canadian Association of Social Workers websites. We provide continuing education benefits, access to members’ rates for insurance, membership discounts, and other services such as job postings and a private practice roster.
As an Association of members serving members, our success and vitality is built on active involvement of members who share a commitment to excellent social work practice and a thriving profession. We hope that includes you!
As a professional member services association, the BCASW is distinct from the regulatory body for social workers in British Columbia, the BC College of Social Workers, whose role is to protect the public. We share common interests and work collaboratively, however the BCASW and the BCCSW are separate and distinct organizations with different yet complementary mandates.
All the very best as you embark on a rewarding career as a social worker.
Micheal Crawford, President BCASW
Glen Schmidt, Member at Large BCASW