Health and Social Policy

One of the goals of the NLCSW is to advance health and social policy to ensure the well-being of the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.  This is achieved through the analysis of health and social policies through a social determinants of health framework and the production of policy documents highlighting the social work perspective.  Members can access all of NLCSW policy submissions by visiting the following links.  While these policy documents are organized by category, there is overlap between all of these health and social policy issues.





Accessibility Legislation Engagement Process (2019)
Enhancing Mental Health and Addictions Services (2015)
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Strategy (2010)
Substance Use Strategy Consultation (2008)



Minimum Wage Consultation (2019)
Letter to Advanced Education, Skills and Labour re: clawback of child support payments from social assistance income rates (2017)
Poverty Reduction Strategy Submission (2015)
Minimum Wage Consultation (2012)
Poverty Reduction Strategy Submission (2010)
Poverty Reduction Strategy Submission (2008)
Submission to Subcommittee On Cities of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technologies (2008)


Children & Youth

Repeal of Section 43 of the Criminal Code (2017)
Review of the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act (2016)
Social Workers in the K-12 Education System (2015)
Review of the Adoption Act (2013)
CYFS 10 Year Child Care Strategy (2011)
Provincial Early Childhood Learning Strategy (2010)



Adult Protection Act Five-Year Review (2020)
Long Term Care and Community Support Services Strategy (2010)
Neglected Adults Welfare Act Submission (2010)


Population Growth

Population Growth Strategy (2013)
Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador (2008)