NSCSW | Connection Magazine

Category: Connection Magazine

Co-navigating change and uncertainty with our communities. In this special double issue of Connection magazine you’ll find our 2019 annual report. In these pages, College staff, Council members and committee chairs reflect on the role of our profession in times of crisis and upheaval.

In this issue of Connection magazine we’re taking a closer look at the conditions that affect mental health in Nova Scotia, and opportunities to co-create change in our community.

In this issue of Connection magazine you’ll read stories exploring the unique perspectives social workers bring to their work. The broad scope of our profession offers diverse opportunities for social workers to co-create meaningful change in Nova Scotia.

A cover change, and an apology

At our conference and AGM last month, our keynote speaker, Deborah Levans, spoke frankly about white supremacy in social work practice and offered that white supremacy is when whiteness is normalized and seen as aspirational. She offered examples of how the architecture of racism in the social work profession is embedded in practice, research, and education. It was brought to our attention… Read more »

Jane Wisdom: Rebuilding a City, Building a Profession

by Michelle Hébert Boyd, MSW Jane Wisdom’s career as Nova Scotia’s first professional social worker spanned the transition from a charity model to professional social work — all in a matter of months. Wisdom was still in her first year of consolidating Halifax’s patchwork of charities into the Halifax Welfare Bureau when, on December 6… Read more »