Joint Initiatives: Altogether better
Whether you call Altogether better a tag line or a call to action, it’s a philosophy that permeates everything we do at The Federation.
We build better relationships between government ministries and social services organizations. We offer valuable expertise, information, and access before public policies are implemented. We collaborate on changes that need to be made and come together to share ideas, research, opportunities, and best practices. These are just some of the initiatives we are currently working on.
Applied Promising Practices
Our Applied Promising Practices (APP) initiative reflects The Federation’s commitment to the development and distribution of promising social care practices which are informed by both academic research and hands-on practice-based knowledge. Working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and various Federation members, we are helping to investigate and integrate promising practices in community social services organizations across the province. You can learn more about this initiative here.
Shared Research Agenda
The Federation is working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, and provincial post-secondary institutions to build a strong applied research foundation that supports, and is aligned with, the Ministry’s strategic agenda. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the many services delivered to children, youth, and families across BC.
Innovation & Sustainability Initiative Roundtable
The Federation is also involved in the Innovation & Sustainability Initiative roundtable. We helped inform the process of establishing community pilot programs with the overall goal of finding better ways for the government and the sector to deliver needed services in communities.
This is an initiative shared between The Federation, Community Living BC, and Work Safe BC. Together, we are exploring potential efficiencies in worker safety across the province. You can learn more about the Community Social Services WorkSafeBC Pilot Project here. You can also check out the CSS Health & Safety Handbook (released in 2018).