Welcome to Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers


The Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers is a regulatory body that protects the public interest and promotes excellence in social work practice.


NSASW envisions a professional organization that reflects the values of social work, provides ethical leadership, and instills public confidence. 


The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics © 2005 identifies these values as core:

  • respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons
  • pursuit of social justice
  • service to humanity
  • integrity of professional practice
  • confidentiality in professional practice
  • competence in professional practice