Entries by Marshall Watson

A New Team Member Has Appeared…

Hello Federation Members, My name is Catherine Rana and I am the new Director of Programs and Services at The Federation. There is a lot going on in our sector and across our province and I wanted to reach out and introduce myself as one of your main points of contact at The Federation. Prior […]

11/18/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. We were pleased to be joined by Aaryn Secker of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC) to provide an overview of the Workplace Mental Wellness Hub for BC and to talk about mental wellness for the […]

New Funding & Subsidized Training

Most of you are already well aware of the grant funding that is available for organizations through the Community Social Services Training Fund and many Federation members have applied for monies to support organizational training and/or staff education and certification. What you may not know is that as of last month, two changes to the […]

10/28/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. The Federation was happy to have some non-members participate in this call as well! The goal of these meetings is to support you, our members, and to surface your policy and practice concerns, questions, and items that need to […]

What do we do with our orange shirts after Sept 30?

Canada’s first annual National day for Truth and Reconciliation coincided with Orange Shirt Day—September 30th. I saw a lot of orange shirts out and about in Victoria and it was inspiring and heartwarming to witness the support of Indigenous communities and survivors of residential schools. But September 30th has come and gone. So what do […]

October 2021 Event Evaluation

Thank you for participating in our October Professional Development, Understanding the In Plain Sight Report: Moving from Acknowledgement to Allyship, co-presented with Emerging Health Leaders. Below is a short evaluation to help us understand your experience of the event. Your thoughts and feedback are much appreciated. Evaluation Form

10/14/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. As most of you know, Sherry Sinclair (who usually hosts these meetings) has left The Federation but has asked us to pass along a message: “Sherry wishes you all a very fond farewell and wishes each of you the […]

2021 Select Standing Committee Submission

Every year, The Federation makes an official submission and presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This committee holds province-wide consultations on the upcoming provincial budget and this year The Federation made very clear what our priorities and recommendations were. Our submission and presentation highlighted both the strength and vulnerability of […]

09/23/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for our second Member Support and Information Exchange call this month. To honour each of us on the call, we began with a check-in question. Below, please find topics for this week: Member Discussion Proof of Vaccination program National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Training Dollars Youth […]