Practice Risk Solutions

Welcome to the CASW Liability Insurance Program

The CASW Liability Insurance Program provides members exclusive access to insurance solutions tailored to meet the needs of social workers across Canada.

The CASW program delivers comprehensive and cost-effective insurance solutions for your practice needs including:

Did you know? E-Services are included in the CASW Professional Liability Insurance Program.

Coverage is automatically provided to CASW members who participate in the CASW Professional Liability Insurance Program.

Whether you connect with your clients through Skype, tele-video conferencing, text, phone, or email - you can be assured that you are protected when providing counselling services to your clients who are unable to meet with you in person.

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Learn more about Professional Liability Insurance available to CASW members by watching this video:

Accessing the legal system is time consuming and expensive. CASW members can obtain a range of legal insurance products to meet differing circumstances in your professional and personal lives.

Exclusive pro bono services for participants in the CASW member insurance program

All social workers participating in the Professional Liability Insurance Program have access to summary pro bono legal advice from Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Gowlings), one of Canada’s largest national legal firms.

CASW Members participating in the Professional Liability Insurance Program have access to a dedicated professional legal helpline. This free, confidential legal advice can be accessed for questions involving professional practice issues such as:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • Inquires from your regulatory body;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional misconduct;
  • Ethical obligations; and
  • Professional obligations.

Gowlings Pro bono Legal Advice: 1-866-778-7191

About Gowlings

As one of Canada’s top national legal firms, Gowlings has a long history of representing health care professionals on a variety of professional liability cases. The Gowlings professionals who provide services to members have significant experience in medical legal issues including, defending professionals in litigation arising from medical treatment and care; representing professionals in proceedings before provincial professional licensing bodies and providing advice to clients on other administrative and regulatory health law issues.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Toll Free: 1-866-778-7191