Entries by Marshall Watson

Advocacy and Opportunities: The New Social Sector Roundtable

Over the past few years, one of the most intentional and important areas of focus for The Federation has been the strength and sustainability of the community social services sector. Earlier this year, many were taken by surprise when government funding for wages negotiated under the most recent collective agreement did not include an equivalent […]

Clinical Supervision Survey

This important survey is the result of a small working group of Federation members who have come together around issues related to supervision in our sector and will benchmark critical data about clinical supervision for Federation members. Information garnered will also be used to understand clinical supervision practices to inform decision making for future training, […]

Federation Research Bulletin: July 2019

This month’s research bulletin includes articles and reports about child protection work, community-based child welfare supports, rural and remote social service delivery, social worker workloads, compliance, and the development of PTSD in youth. It includes the following articles and summaries: 1. Social workers’ views on community involvement in child protection work in Italy (2019) 2. […]

Relaunching The Federation’s Reconciliation Book Club

The Reconciliation Book Club is re-launching for 2019-2020 with a lineup of six more great books—both fiction and non-fiction. Check out the titles below and then sign up to participate using the form on the Reconciliation Book Club webpage! No matter where you are in your personal journey, we invite all staff from Federation member organizations […]

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report

Last week, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and 231 individual “Calls for Justice” directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries, and all Canadians. The Federation team is still working our way through the report, but we felt that it was important to add our voice to […]

Rick’s Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

Earlier this month, The Federation made two written submissions to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth—one by our Executive Director, Rick FitzZaland and one by our Director of Programs and Services, Rebecca Ataya Lang. Both were in response to the committee’s Special Project on Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needs and both are […]

Projects and Issues Update: Reimagining Community Inclusion & A New Community Social Services Sector Council

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of issues and meetings and consultations at The Federation. We’re continuing to work and advocate on many different fronts but there are two specific initiatives that I want to update members about this week—the Reimagining Community Inclusion initiative and the Community Social Services Health and Safety Council. Reimagining […]