Entries by Marshall Watson

Volunteer BC Workshops/Webinars Evaluation

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the workshops and webinars provided by the Community Social Services Training Fund, in partnership with Volunteer BC. The Federation and Volunteer BC value your feedback and will use this information to report back to our funding bodies and ensure the quality of future training programs. […]

Statement of Acknowledgement and Support

On behalf of the staff and board of The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, we want to extend our love and support to the families, communities, and Elders who are hurting as a result of the discovery last week in Kamloops and continue to suffer the ongoing effects of Canada’s Residential School System. […]

Register to get your COVID vaccine

Over the next few weeks, a significant increase in vaccine supply will become available to British Columbians. More than 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine are set to arrive in May. As such, the province is accelerating its vaccine delivery to people throughout the province to get vaccines into arms as soon as possible. […]

BC Budget 2021

Last week, Federation Executive Director Rick FitzZaland and Member Engagement and Policy Coordinator Pam Alcorn provided members with an overview and explanation of BC Budget 2021. While it did not contain everything we may have been hoping for, it was a very good recovery budget for our province and puts a lot of money in […]

Updates to the Community Social Services Training Fund

In February, The Federation opened applications for the Community Social Services Training Fund (CSSTF) and since then, dozens of organizations have signed up to get support for organizational training or individual education and certification for their employees. I am now excited to announce two important changes to the Community Social Services Training Fund for the […]

Award for Excellence Nominations

Every spring, The Federation begins accepting nominations for its Award for Excellence. After the year that we have been through and the trying months that still lay ahead, I feel like this award has come at a time when it is very much needed. It gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank the people […]

Support to Practice: New Training to Support Staff Supervision

Last January, The Federation launched the first iteration of a new program for our members, allies, and partners throughout the sector—an ongoing series of regional training opportunities across the province. It was something we had wanted to do for a long time, both because of our commitment to being a truly provincial organization and because […]