Mission/Vision Statement

Mission Statement

SASW is a member-based organization that governs the profession of social work and serves and protects the public interest through:

  • regulation of the social work profession


  • support to competent and ethical social work practice;

  • promotion of the profession; and,

  • advocacy for social justice and well-being for all.

Vision Statement

SASW aspires to a Saskatchewan where:

  • social policies reflect the values and principles of social justice

  • all social work practiced in the province is accountable through regulation

  • all social workers are supported in their practice

  • the profession is regarded by the public as an important contributor to human and social well-being.

Values and Principles Statement 

SASW, representing social workers in Saskatchewan, is guided by the following values and principles. 


  • Every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Diversity and inclusiveness are valued and pursued.

Ethical Conduct

  • The policies and actions of SASW are consistent with its Mission and Vision, the CASW Code of Ethics (2005), The Social Workers Act, and its By-Laws and Standards of Practice.

  • SASW has the responsibility to hold its members accountable to the CASW Code of Ethics (2005) through its regulatory role.

Social Justice

  • SASW values and pursues the promotion of social justice through its members across society generally and also in relation to the individuals with whom we work.

  • SASW engages in and promotes diverse approaches to collective advocacy.

Leadership and Accountability

  • SASW offers responsible and responsive leadership.

  • SASW is guided by a strategic plan and values the achievement of measurable outcomes.

  • SASW addresses issues and conducts activities in a timely and efficient manner.

  • SASW is fiscally responsible in its operations.

  • SASW is accountable to the public and the membership.

  • Council, staff and others acting on behalf of SASW are credible and knowledgeable.