The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) is the regulatory body and professional association for social work in Newfoundland and Labrador. NLASW is responsible for regulating the practice of social work under provincial legislation titled the Social Workers Act. Our vision is Excellence in Social Work.
Registration with NLASW grants the Registered Social Worker (RSW) designation which is required to use the title “social worker” or to practice within the scope of the social work profession in this province. NLASW is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators.
The goals of NLASW are:
Activities supporting these goals include registering social workers and ensuring that Registered Social Workers (R.S.W.'s) continue to adhere to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics and established professional standards and by providing continuing professional education, consultation regarding ethical dilemmas, public education regarding social and health issues and social policy analysis.
The NLASW is accepting nominations for the 2014 CASW Distinguished Service Award. Nominations must be forwarded to the NLASW office by November 30, 2013. Please click here for nomination criteria.
The Canadian Assoication of Social Workers has released the theme for Social Work Month 2014 - "Social Workers Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada"
NLASW staff recently meet with social workers in St. Anthony and Roddickton during a two day visit. The visit included a continuing education session on social work ethics and boundaries on Sept. 26. Click here for more details.
The province is in the process of developing a Population Growth Strategy. A series of community workshops are being held across the province. The NLASW participated in the community workshop in St. John’s on October 4th to inform the development of this strategy. The NLASW also prepared a written submission. Click here to access the submission.
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