Social Workers are helping professionals. They use their knowledge, skills, training and life experience to promote: social change, problem solving in human relationships and engage in activities that enhance personal and community well being.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Alberta College of Social Workers: http://www.acsw.ab.ca/
The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) represents the social work profession in Alberta. It supports membership activities that promote skilled and ethical social work practice such as annual conferences and regional events. Under its auspices, ACSW members are able to meet around areas of interest such as children’s issues, gerontology, health and private practice.
Canadian Association of Social Workers: http://www.casw-acts.ca/en/about-casw
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) was founded in 1926 after discussion at the 1924 American National Conference of Social Work in Toronto. At this meeting several Canadian social workers discussed the need for a Canadian professional social work association. Originally, social workers joined individually. Today, the CASW is has developed into a federated organization with 10 member organizations across the country. The CASW recently celebrated its 80 anniversary.
International Federation of Social Work: http://ifsw.org/
The International Federation of Social Work (IFSW) is a global federation of national organisations of social workers (unions or associations). It is striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the development of social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organisations.
National Association of Social Workers: http://www.naswdc.org/
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Clubs on Campus: Social Work Students' Association (SWSA)