Professional development, social policy, and emerging issues and practices.
Great social sector career opportunities at our many member agencies.
Workshops, training, and learning opportunities for the social care sector.
What we are doing to live into reconciliation and create more equitable relationships.
Community Social Service Champions
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC represents a fast-growing membership of over 140 agencies who provide support to individuals and communities in BC. Our member agencies span the entire province and offer a broad range of services to communities, people living with physical and mental challenges, vulnerable children, youth and seniors, new immigrants, people living with addictions/mental health and those living in poverty.
Since 1982, we’ve been strengthening and supporting our members and BC’s community services sector by networking, exchanging information, building skills and by consistently bringing a balanced perspective to discussions with provincial and national decision makers.
We’re a strong representative voice at the provincial government level. We bring forward issues and concerns, as well as possible solutions, on behalf of our members, our service recipients and the broader community services sector. We engage in collaborative action wherever possible to overcome challenges and achieve improvements in practice, programs and public policy.
We connect the dots between ideas, research and practices from around the world and the need for such knowledge within BC services. Members, network partners, government and other key stakeholders rely on us to provide accurate, current and useful information about issues facing our sector today and in the future. Our partners in this effort include our members, governments, universities, other non-profits, and Aboriginal and First Nations organizations. We value and are extremely proud of these connections.
Our board and committee members have an unparalleled depth of knowledge about the field of community social services. Our team accomplishes a great deal by bringing people together to share ideas, collaborate and push innovation. We inform, inspire, elevate, educate and support the people and organizations that in turn support children, youth, adults, and families in communities throughout BC. We do this work so that our members can deliver services of the highest quality, grounded in best practices.
Together we are working to develop a vibrant and sustainable community social services sector in BC.
News & Updates
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We publish coverage of social services related news stories throughout the week, weekly sector updates from our Executive Director, monthly research bulletins and analysis, and more.
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Donate to the FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary
Our Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic.
Get in Touch
We want to hear from you! Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have feedback or input on the work we are doing, ideas for new areas of research or advocacy for us to explore on your behalf, or questions about joining our federation. We are always happy to speak with you.