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.
For members who attended the Feb 4 education session on decision-making and professional accountability, please take a moment to complete the evaluation form. It can be accessed by clicking here. We appreciate your feedback.
NLASW recently provided input and recommendations as part of the minimum wage review consultation process. Click here to view our written submission.
MyNLASW will begin accepting renewals in mid-January from current members for the 2020 registration year. Members will be notified by email when online renewal is available.
A key activity undertaken in 2018-19 was the development of a new 3 year strategic plan. The report's theme Reaffirming Excellence speaks to the reaffirmation of our core vision Excellence in Social Work which occurred as part of this process. The full report can be accessed at https://nlasw.ca/about-us/who-we-are.