Entries by Marshall Watson

Reconciliation in action: creating opportunities to think about things differently

If you attended our October conference in Richmond or have been reading these weekly updates you will know that reconciliation is one area of work The Federation remains focused on. In my posts on reconciliation over the past months, I have spoken about our intention to support Federation members—and the sector at large—in considering reconciliation […]

The BC Election: Putting social issues on the agenda

Those of you who have been following The Federation’s election strategy efforts will know that our organization is focusing on two main goals: We want social issues to make it onto the agendas of a greater number of candidates and politicians across the province. We also want a greater number of eligible voters across the province to better understand […]

Federation and EVA BC announce new partnership

Last month, The Federation and the Ending Violence Association of BC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing a new partnership agreement. Both organizations have committed to a collaborative and mutually supportive working relationship. While our two organizations have long worked together, this formal agreement opens the door for new opportunities and shared benefits for our respective members, […]

Calling all youth in care: Applications for the Federation Youth Education Bursary are open!

Since 2009, The Federation’s Youth Education Bursary has been supporting young people who want to pursue a career in the human social services. Over that time, more than 120 recipients have received over $140,000 dollars to help them access post-secondary studies. Applications for the 2017 bursary are now open. I encourage you all to share […]