Good day, CSSSW members. We are eager to present our second winter quarterly newsletter!
As you may recall, this fall, we put a call out for volunteers to help with the newsletter. With this edition, we are delighted to announce and introduce our new newsletter committee: Meghann Cant, MSc, BSW, and Sarah Ritchie, BSW candidate. Meghann works in the animal welfare sector in advocacy, education, research, and policy, and comes to CSSSW with a background in science and social work. Sarah, in the fourth year of the BSW program at the University of Regina, has a background in infant and early childhood mental health and youth care work. Her areas of focus are gender-based violence, harm reduction, policy, advocacy, and activism.
In this issue, you will find details on our upcoming conference, some teasers from our society history project, a recorded meditation, and more!
If you know someone interested in becoming a CSSSW member, please invite them to visit the membership section of our website. Membership fees are currently being waived until June 20, 2022.
Please click in the newsletter image below to read the PDF of the full WINTER newsletter.
December 06th, 2022
We are open to any ideas you have for a short written contribution related to spirituality and social work! Simply send us your contribution (approximately 150 words or less - longer submissions may be accepted), through our Google form, and we will consider publishing your submission in our next newsletter!
We welcome abstracts of recent research or publications focused on spirituality and social work, community spotlight nominations of people doing exemplary work in this area, as well as creative contributions!
Submissions for the Winter Newsletter are due by the end of the day on Thursday, December 8, 2022. You may submit your submissions through our new Newsletter and Social Media Submissions Google form. You are also welcome to share your submissions via social media (linked at the bottom of this email) if you choose.
Submissions received after this date will be considered for our Spring Newsletter!
You can access our previous newsletters here.
CSSSW Fall Newsletter | VOL 4
Hello CSSSW members - Our fall newsletter is available. You now have two options for viewing. You can click through the "slides" or download the pdf.
Call for Submissions - for the 10th International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, taking place in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia), on campus at Dalhousie University from June 22-24, 2023!
CSSSW Summer Newsletter | VOL 3
Hello all CSSSW members. We are delighted to present to you our third quarterly newsletter since CSSSW was relaunched in the spring of 2021. Here you will find meditations, information about our upcoming conference, event recordings and more.
Please see the save the save flyer for our 2023 conference.
Please click in the newsletter image below to read the PDF of the full SUMMER newsletter.
The theme is Ecospirituality and Social Work: A paradigm for inspired meaning-making, interconnectedness, and sustainable living.
You can find conference volunteer opportunities here.
Calling all CSSSW members!
Would you like to contribute to our upcoming Summer Newsletter?
We are open to any ideas you have for a short written contribution related to spirituality and social work! Simply send us your contribution (approximately 150 words or less - longer submissions may be accepted), via email (send to email@example.com) and we will consider publishing your submission in our next newsletter!
Submissions for the summer newsletter are due Monday, June 20, 2022.
Submissions received after this date will be considered for our fall newsletter!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Did you attend any of our spring events? (Our spring events include: Yoga for Mental Health on March 24, Centering Ourselves with Consciousness to Serve Others and Self-Heal on April 13; The U.S. SSSW and CSSSW Present: Spirituality, Cultural Diversity and Social Work on April 21; and Spirituality, Ethics, and Social Work Competence on Thu, May 19, 2022). Send us a review of the event and we will consider publishing it in our newsletter!
For each quarterly newsletter, we would like to have a brief community spotlight.
Do you know a practitioner, educator, and/or scholar doing interesting work or who can offer insight into the realm of spirituality and social work?
Fill out our simple Community Spotlight Google form with a short write-up of the person you nominate, with their consent, and we will consider featuring them in our newsletter!
In our newsletters, we aim to feature recent articles published by CSSSW members related to spirituality and social work!
Have you recently published or read any current and relevant literature in the realm of spirituality and social work? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share the title and abstract of the publication, and we will consider sharing it in our newsletter!
We hope to receive some ideas from you soon!
The CSSSW Team
Congratulations to our Vice President and longstanding board member, Dr. Heather M Boynton, on the recent publication of her new book!
Volunteer With The Canadian Society for Spirituality & Social Work Conference (June 2023)
SPREAD THE WORD!
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers on the ground in Halifax, and those at a distance to work remotely, for an enriching and creative conference!
Please consider joining one or more of the many committees:
- Hospitality (food, hotels, residences)
- Communications, marketing/advertising
- Special event and program planning
The CSSSW is committed to being inclusive. CSSSW acknowledges there are numerous and diverse ways of knowing, being and practicing spirituality, which range from expressions of spirituality independent of specific belief systems, to those intertwined with religious beliefs and/or cultures. Some of these activities/traditions may overlap, and others are independent of each other. The aim in CSSSW is to provide opportunities for diverse, respectful, and safer expressions of spirituality.