Social workers are leaders who provide essential services to support Nova Scotians lead healthier, happier lives. We’re sharing their stories, struggles and celebrating their successes in Connection magazine. Connection illustrates the realities and challenges that social workers face, promotes the profession’s passionate work and bring stories from our community to life.
This full-colour digital magazine is distributed to social workers, government, community & advocacy groups and more and is produced three times during a calendar year in the fall, winter & spring. We welcome all submissions as they relate to the social work profession.
Connection began as a newsletter back in 1966 when the College (then Association) was just three years old. We’ve built on our member’s support and recognition of Connection by transforming the publication into the full-colour magazine you see today.
The new Connection magazine reflects the College’s evolution as we continue to regulate the profession while working in solidarity with Nova Scotians to advocate for improvement to social policies and programs.
Pitch by August
September 10 submission deadline
Pitch by November
December 10 submission deadline
Connect with Nova Scotia’s social workers, advocacy & community groups, heath care professionals and more.
We invite your original articles on:
Please see our magazine sections below to write for a specific section of Connection.
Send your submission to the College’s Communications Coordinator, Rebecca Faria at .
Include a biography (100 words) with your website if applicable and briefly tell us why/how your submission is relevant to social work. Supporting photos are encouraged may be used if space permits.
How do you put social work ethics into action?
Share a story depicting your ethical decision making process. How did you consider your personal perspectives in relation to those that you work with, the environment you work in and the influence of the dominant narrative on those perspectives.
Frame your story through the following questions:
What’s your experience working towards social justice?
Social justice is a pillar of social work practice. Share a story or op-ed that described your experience working towards social justice.
Here are suggestions to frame your story:
Are you in private practice? We want to share your stories!
Share your honest perspective of your journey through building a private practice.
Here are some suggested topics:
We want to hear stories from the perspective of one the many diverse voices in our province.
This could include, but is not limited to, these voices:
Share your social work research with a wide audience.
Submit a plain language abstract of your research and describe the application of your research in practice.
Share your voice and any stories that connect your experiences to your research.
Research articles should provide a clear statement of the findings and their implications for social work practice. Please include an accompanying bibliography.
We want to celebrate the often untold stories of social workers doing great things.
Do you know of a social worker who goes above and beyond in their practice?
Share your message with over 1900 social workers in Connection magazine. Connection is a full colour magazine that is distributed three times per calendar year, in the fall, winter & spring, to Nova Scotia social workers, government, community groups and more.
Contact the College’s Communications Coordinator, Rebecca Faria at to book your advertisement.
CONNECTION is the official newsletter of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.