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.
Social Services Sector Roundtable
In the spring of 2019, the Provincial Government created a Social Services Sector Roundtable (chaired by Minister Simpson from MSDPR) to bring together the social care ministries and representatives from the community sector to work on strategies to address compensation and sustainability issues in the sector. The work of the roundtable is ongoing and will be updated quarterly here.
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).