Calgary Social Workers for Social Justice is a group of social workers who are passionate about working for positive social change and social justice. Our goal is to help build a fair, just and poverty free Alberta. We are all volunteers in this group and welcome social workers to join us. Ending poverty and racism, supporting truth and reconciliation, advocating for quality health, mental health and continuing care, adequate, appropriate and safe housing as well as services for people with disabilities and supporting GSAs are part of what we do. We can do more with the energy, enthusiasm and passion that more members bring.
This website provides some basic information about our group and our history. Our Facebook page and twitter account share more timely information about current news, events, actions and issues relevant to social justice. Please join our email list and also use the calendar tab to find out about CSWSJ meetings.
The Star, June 2018: Calgary SWSJ Yvonne Stanford, “Ultimately, we want our provincial government to collaborate with the federal government to design and implement a guaranteed annual income,” said Yvonne Stanford, co- chair of Basic Income Calgary! https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/06/07/albertas-guaranteed-income-movement-planted-by-calgary-group.html
April 2018: Congratulations to Calgary SWSJ members Liza Lorenzetti and Mary Valentich and to Calgary SWSJ:
April 2016 Calgary SWSJ received Canadian Association of Social Workers Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers
See Policy Backgrounders tab for great background information on key areas like: Basic income, Minimum Wage, AISH and more
April 2016 SWSJ worked with ACSW to prepare a response to the April budget - Response is posted on the ACSW website: http://www.acsw.ab.ca/ in the news section
Feb 2016 SWSJ proposed a resolution that Alberta College of Social Workers actively support and advocate for a Basic Income Guarantee. The resolution has been accepted by council and is posted on ACSW website for comments. http://acsw.in1touch.org/uploaded/web/SUM_ResolutionAssuredIncome_20160301.pdf
Jan 20 2016 Calgary SWSJ wrote to AB Finance Minister Joe Ceci re 2016 budget. See attached. /uploads/6/4/1/4/6414670/calgary_social_workers_for_social_justice__cswsj__final_submission_to_finance_min_re_2016_budget.docx
SWSJs at Fight for Fifteen Rally April 2016