Here is a comment from Martha Wiebe, I will post the range of comments in the Blog….
….I am very disappointed that the OASW Board has decided that the CASW does not provide sufficient value. While questions might well be raised about the value provided by OASW I have been very pleased with the activist stance that CASW has take over the past several years. CASW has been a strong voice on numerous national issues, critiquing federal budgets, action (or inaction) by the government on housing, seniors, child care, social supports and many other issues and CASW has been a regular presence at national discussion tables. CASW has helped to elevate and bring credibility to the profession of social work.
Further I am distressed by the process used by OASW. Where is the transparency? I understand that this decision resulted from a motion passed in a teleconference meeting at the end of September. Why the rush and why the lack of consultation with the membership?