Media release Poverty Racism

Media advisory: Child welfare is on the brink; expert panel will meet to share ideas for effective, systemic change

KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX, NS) – This Friday evening, members of the media are invited to attend a panel discussion about child welfare in Nova Scotia.


The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers is bringing together five professionals to share their experiences and perspectives regarding child welfare. Their discussion will be followed by a public Q&A.


• Robert Seymour Wright, RSW (social worker & sociologist)

• Professor D.A. Rollie Thompson, QC (Schulich School of Law)

• Crystal Hill, RSW (Indigenous social worker at Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission)

• Lynn Brogan, RSW (social worker, member of NSCSW Council)

• Jackie Barkley, RSW (social worker, clinical therapist, community organizer)

Moderator: Alec Stratford, RSW (social worker, NSCSW executive director/registrar)


Friday June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (media encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. for setup, pre-interviews)


Dalhousie Student Union Building (SUB), Room 303 6136 University Avenue, Halifax


Service delivery for child protective services is compromised. There are inadequate resources placed into this system to accommodate the demands of the amended Children and Family Services Act, the ever-increasing complexity of intersecting issues faced by vulnerable Nova Scotia families, and a lack of community resources. Meaningful policy and program solutions are needed.


About us: The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) serves and protects Nova Scotians by effectively regulating the profession of social work. We work in solidarity with Nova Scotians to advocate for policies that improve social conditions, challenge injustice and value diversity.

For more information and media inquiries contact: Rebecca Faria Communication Coordinator Nova Scotia College of Social Workers 902-429-7799 ext. 227