Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision:

Strengthening human relationships and promoting social justice through academic excellence.

Our Mission:

To promote social justice by providing social work education, conducting scholarly inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and contributing to public policy and practice, thereby addressing the needs and aspirations of the local and global communities with whom we collaborate and interact.

Our Values:

We uphold the core values outlined by the Canadian Association of Social Workers:

  • 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

We especially value a commitment to vulnerable people, empathy, equity, safety, collegiality, openness, autonomy, transparency, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a strong sense of humour.


School of Social Work

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000