The former NLCSW Child Custody and Access Assessments Explanatory Document has been updated to reflect the language changes set forth in the new Federal Divorce Act. NLCSW is inviting registrants engaged in these assessments to provide feedback regarding the updated document, now titled Parenting Plan Assessments. Registrants can connect directly with Annette Johns, NLCSW's Associate Director of Policy and Practice, to provide feedback. Annette can be reached by email (email@example.com) or phone (709-753-0200 ext.
The latest edition of Connecting Voices is now available. Head over to Connecting Voices | NLCSW to access the great content that fills the pages of the summer 2022 publication.
The 2022-23 NLCSW Board of Directors was announced as part of NLCSW’s Annual General Meeting held today. Elections were held for the positions of Vice Chair, Board Member at Large and Labrador/Grenfell Representative. The Avalon East Representative position was acclaimed. A complete board listing is available at Board of Directors | NLCSW. We look forward to working with this talented group of RSWs and public representatives.
NLCSW is pleased to officially release its 2021-22 Annual Report. The report details the key actions and activities, from March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022, which served to advance the strategic goals of Regulatory Leadership, Practice Excellence, and Stakeholder Engagement. Access the full report at Annual_Report_2021-22.pdf (nlcsw.ca).
Looking for a way to give back to the social work profession? A call for nominations for positions on the 2022-2024 NLCSW Board of Directors was emailed to all NLCSW members on April 18. The nomination deadline is Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 4:30 pm (Newfoundland); 4:00 pm (Labrador). Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:
• Vice Chair
• Board Member at Large
• Avalon East Representative
• Labrador Grenfell Representative
NLCSW is currently seeking member feedback on two guideline documents. Members who are interested in reviewing the draft documents and providing feedback are asked to connect with Annette Johns (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Work is underway to develop a 10-year Health Accord for the province. The task force leading this work is co-chaired by Sister Elizabeth Davis and Dr. Patrick Parfrey. NLCSW believes that health care reform must incorporate the social determinants of health which is outlined in our Social Determinants of Health Policy Framework.
In October 2020, the Premiers Economic Recovery Team (PERT) was tasked with reviewing government expenditures, the province’s fiscal capacity, how services are delivered, and exploring possible growth sectors. As part of PERT’s consultation process, NLCSW was pleased to provide both an online submission and virtual presentation. Grounded in our Social Determinants of Health Policy Framework, NLCSW’s recommendations focused on: