What we are doing and what you can do… September 30th has been introduced as a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation by the federal government. The day—a new federal statutory holiday— has been created to give everyone an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the harmful legacy of the residential school system which more than […]
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Welcome to this new Federation initiative and this new section of our website. My name is Riley McKenzie and recently joined the Federation as an Indigenous Advisor. I am Mohawk/Scottish and live in Victoria. I have been a guest on the lands of the Lekwungen people for over ten years. My role is to support […]
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of meetings and announcements and consultations and issue management at The Federation. We are continuing to work and advocate on many different fronts on behalf of you, our members, while also supporting you through the fourth wave of the pandemic and the rollout of vaccine cards and […]
Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us on Thursday, September 9, 2021, for our monthly Member Support and Information Exchange call. Below, please find updates for this week: Member Discussion National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Improving child and family service delivery Free cloth masks Proof of Vaccination program BC Restart Plan Phase III […]
Apply to participate in the program’s next cohort! Last year, The Federation partnered with Dr. Dustin Louie from the University of Calgary to offer a cohort-based, year-long program called Transformative Reconciliation in Community Social Services. The program was designed to provide a more intensive learning program for members and community partners who want to deepen […]
Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us on Thursday, August 19, 2021, for our Member Support and Information call. Below, please find updates for this week: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation National Residential School Crisis Line BC Restart Plan Phase III Health and Safety Council Invitation to participate in research Member Calls Change September […]
Over the past 18 months, the entire Federation team has been focusing a lot of time and energy on supporting you and your organizations through the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, there are many other very important issues and projects and events that we continue to track and move […]
New Fall Cohorts Open for Registration In the spring, The Federation launched the latest iteration of our regional training opportunities for members, allies, and partners across the sector—Support to Practice training for staff in supervisory roles. While these regional training opportunities began in-person, across the province with a series of Cultural Safety Training Sessions led […]
Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us on Thursday, August 5, 2021, for our ‘Covid-19 and Your Organization’ members call. You can find the recording of this COVID-19 call, and email notes on our Members only page early next week. Below, please find updates for this week. Guest Citizen Services BC Federation Member Survey […]
Take another step toward reconciliation You have probably heard, over the past few years, Federation staff and board members speaking about our organization’s commitment to reconciliation and resurgence. Most of you probably know that The Federation has MOU’s with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Métis Nation British Columbia. This month, Riley […]
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