EBulletin from BC ASW

Happy BC Social Work Week March 14-20, 2021!

Video Greetings from BCASW

The essential work provided by qualified, compassionate, and committed social workers benefits all people in Canada. Each March, we celebrate the important contributions social work professionals make to our families and communities.

Video Greetings from Minister Mitzi Dean


Professional Development Opportunities

Free Webinar: The Aboriginal Policy and Practice Framework: A Pathway Towards Restorative Policy and Practice that Supports Aboriginal Peoples’ Systems of Caring, Nurturing Children, and Resiliency

Hosted by Thompson Nicola Branch

Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-8:00 PM

Register here

BCASW Online Event: Human Trafficking in BC

Presented by Ursula Kerr, MSW, RSW; Eugene Ip, DPhil, MSW; Mitchell Redpath, Human Service Diploma

Wednesday March 17, 6:30-8:00 PM

Register here

BCASW Online Event: Staying Apart to Stay Safe

Hosted by the BCASW Thompson Nicola Branch, Presentation by Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

Thursday March 18, 6:30-8:00 PM

The Canadian Association of Social Workers Award for distinguished service in British Columbia will be awarded to BC social workers in healthcare during this event.

Register here

BCASW Webinar: Integrating Structural Theory and Social Work Practice

Presented by Heather Peters, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UNBC

Thursday April 15 6:30-8:30 PM

Register here

Jack Hirose & Associates Online Workshop: Differential Diagnosis Using the DSM-5: Improving Clinical Outcomes through Clear Assessment & Diagnosis

Presented by Richard W. Sears, PsyD, ABPP

April 14-15, 2021

Need a DSM-5 Update?  Planning to write the RCSW exam?  BCCSW has approved this course. 

More info and registration

BCASW members receive a 20% discount on workshops and online learning offered by Jack Hirose & Associates. Login in as a member to the BCASW website for discount code.

Media Release


This year’s theme is Social work is essential and emphasizes that social workers are:

  • Essential to meeting the immediate needs of those carrying the pain of loss.
  • Essential to those navigating overwhelming uncertainty imposed on peoples’ lives.
  • Essential to addressing the profound systemic racism thrust into the spotlight by the pandemic, and
  • Essential to advocating to reconcile the economic, health and social inequalities glaringly exposed by not only COVID-19, but efforts to flatten the curve as well.

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The Social Work Reference Center 

Set up an account on the CASW site to access member resources

The Social Work Reference Center (SWRC) can help to:

  • Meet continuing education requirements
    • Ensure decisions are made based on the most current evidence
    • Refresh users on up to date information around competencies
    • Easily access premier social work and medical journals
    • Help provide patients with patient information materials
    • Provide information on adolescent health, aging, behavioral and mental health, end of life care, clinical social work, diversity and equality and more

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