Campaigns and Issues

Petition from BC Association of Social Workers

The BC Association of Social Workers is urging people to sign their petition asking the Minister of Children and Family Development to immediately rescind the order to expand educational qualifications for child protection social workers. It expresses concern that hiring people with non-social work degrees “weakens the profession of social work within the Ministry and fails to ensure that child protection work is conducted by those with appropriate education, knowledge, skill, values, and ethics.” The petition is also sponsored by schools of social work at BC post-secondary institutions and the BC Government & Service Employees Union.