The key mission of the association is to act as support group and professional development resource for African Canadian workers. The ABSW provides a structure and forum through which Black Social Workers and workers in related fields can exchange ideas, offer services and develop programs in the interest of the Black Community and the community at large.
Access and equal opportunities for under-represented communities
To contribute towards the health and wellbeing of people of African descent in Nova Scotia
ABSW offers educational and community based programs ranging from clinical counselling to professional development. ABSW conducts awareness sessions on social issues such as: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Gambling, Parenting Bi-racial/Black Children, Palliative Care etc