Social work in Canada and the USA shares a common heritage in the commitment to advancing social and economic justice. Today the capitalist global market and increasing militarization affect social work in both nations. This paper discusses these challenges and presents a vision for social work as a human rights profession.

Canadian social work, Economic justice, Global market, Human rights, Social justice
International Social Work
School of Social Work

Lundy, C, & Van Wormer, K. (Katherine). (2007). Social and economic justice, human rights and peace: The challenge for social work in Canada and the USA. International Social Work, 50(6), 727–739. doi:10.1177/0020872807081899