Entries by Marshall Watson

The Residential Review Report five years later: new funding, new focus, and new opportunities

Earlier this month in the BC legislature the MCFD Minister was asked about the implementation of the 2012 Residential Review Report that was co-authored by the Ministry and The Federation. In her response, she mentioned that most of the recommendations have been implemented. I know that report and its recommendations very well. So do many […]

The Federation’s response to the 2017 BC Budget

Part one: New investments could mean improvements for kids in care. On Tuesday, BC’s Finance Minister released the provincial budget and pledged an additional $796 million over three years to support families, individuals, and children in need. We have been told that this investment includes a much-needed increase to services and supports for young people […]

Guiding the future of BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Act

Some of you may know that The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is reviewing our province’s Representative for Children and Youth Act. As part of this process, the committee has invited British Columbians to participate and make submissions to help guide the committee’s review. The Federation clearly understands the importance of this legislation […]

Altogether better: the value of caring

I want to end 2016 on a positive note. I want to take a moment to celebrate all the wonderful things that Federation members do every day, all year long. Beyond the various job descriptions we hold, everything we do as part of this federation moves our province in the direction of greater inclusion, equality, […]