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Code of Ethics

In Canada, all professional social workers are required to practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics approved by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). As noted under the Academic Requirements and Promotions Regulations for the Bachelor of Social Work Program (MUN Calendar), you are expected to maintain professional behavior consistent with the current Code of Ethics. Failure to do so could result in your required withdrawal from the program. You can access the code at:

Core Social Work Values and Principles

Social workers uphold the following core social work values:

Value 1: Respect for Inherent Dignity and Worth of Persons

Value 2: Pursuit of Social Justice

Value 3: Service to Humanity

Value 4: Integrity of Professional Practice

Value 5: Confidentiality in Professional Practice

Value 6: Competence in Professional Practice