The CASWE-ACFTS 2018 annual conference will take place May 28 to May 31, 2018 at the University of Regina. The theme selected for the CASWE-ACFTS annual conference is "Honouring Reconciliation and Respecting our Differences". The selection of this theme is based on the significance of reconciliation across the country, where respecting and supporting Indigenous cultures and Indigenous social participation are fundamental to our collective sustainability. It is also based on our desire to inspire all people to work towards reconciliation and revitalization of common bonds of humanity, to celebrate uniqueness, and to transcend divisions and collectively confront adversities.
Participants are invited to participate in restorying social work theory, education, research and practice in ways that honour the spirit of reconciliation and respect our differences. We seek to confront and transform pressing issues of social injustice, the violence and divisiveness of contemporary political rhetoric, the politics of neoliberal governance and austerity, as well as displacement, forced migration, and belonging /exclusion. We look forward to having you join us, to meet, to dialogue, to share ideas and to engage in this very important theme that will be at the heart of our opening ceremonies and the various concurrent sessions. See you soon!
Check back in spring 2018
Honouring Reconciliation and Respecting our Differences
Gabriela Novotna, University of Regina
Lise Larocque, CASWE-ACFTS