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MS Teams Resources for the Social Sector

The Information Services Division (ISD) in the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has been responsible for rolling out MS Teams within the social sector and supporting the use of online collaboration tools. They have hosted a number of helpful and informative calls and webinars for Federation members and have also provided additional support […]

Cabinet Ministers and their Mandates

Last week, Premier Horgan announced his new cabinet and released the mandate letters for each minister. The Federation board and staff team had been eagerly awaiting this information and, in the days since the announcement, have been in high gear. We have been reviewing the mandates for each social care ministry through our strategic lens […]

Remembering what is most important

You and I and every other British Columbian will be voting for the next provincial government between now and October 24th. This election may look and feel a little different than those in the past, but the fundamental issues that we will be deciding—the options before us and the values that are at play—are very […]

BC Provincial Election Posters

Historically, low voter turnout often leads to government decision-making that prioritizes the needs of the elite at the expense of marginalized or vulnerable community members. So The Federation is encouraging our member organizations, their staff, and clients to get out and vote. To help our members spread the word about the importance of voting, we […]

Things to remember in tough times

Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, increasing action and attention around racial justice and police violence, and the blanket of smoke resulting from the tragic fires wreaking havoc in California, Oregon, and Washington, I am reminded of the extent to which we are all inextricably connected on this small planet of ours. And this confluence of […]

Funding for Training, Health & Safety

Back in February, as part of the 2020 provincial budget, we were told that BC’s community social services sector would be receiving funds for training and professional development. We were told that the funding, while one-time-only, would be managed by the sector itself and would include funds specifically earmarked for Indigenous organizations, domestic violence, home […]