WHAT IS THE NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIAL WORKERS?

ABSW is a volunteer charitable organization consisting of Black Social Workers and Human Service Workers throughout the Province. ABSW was originally formed in Montreal, Canada in 1977. A group started in Nova Scotia in 1979, with a membership of 4. ABSW was reactivated in 1987, and now has a growing membership. ABSW is connected to the National Association of Black Social Workers Inc., which was formed in 1968. Its' head office is in Washington, D.C.

THE OBJECTIVES OF ABSW ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  a. To provide education by providing courses, seminars, and workshops about social work related projects and programs geared towards persons of African descent.

b. To advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, awards and other forms of financial assistance to persons of African descent enrolled in a social work degree program.

c. To do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing objectives. 

Please click here to go to our official website at: www.nsabsw.ca