Blog Posts and Updates

Changes happen quickly in our sector. Check this space for Weekly Updates from our Executive director, news releases, issue tracking, and posts from our leadership blog.

Transformative Reconciliation

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 […]

09/09/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

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 […]

08/19/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

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 […]

Projects & Issues Update: Mental Health Budget, Master Insurance Plan, Round Table, Health & Safety Council

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 […]

Support to Practice Training

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 […]

08/05/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

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 […]

Join the Reconciliation Book Club

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 […]

Youth Education Bursary Awards 2021

A personal thank you and a call for donations Each year, when The Federation’s Youth Education Bursary Committee reviews the application from dedicated and deserving young people beginning or continuing their post-secondary education, the committee members get to read a short essay by each applicant detailing their educational goals, their life history, and the reasons […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday, June 21 is National Indigenous People’s Day—a chance to recognize, honour, and celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples! This year, in light of the findings of children buried on the sites of former residential schools, the increased attention on Canada’s legacy of colonial violence, the […]

Volunteer BC Workshops/Webinars Evaluation

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the workshops and webinars provided by the Community Social Services Training Fund, in partnership with Volunteer BC. The Federation and Volunteer BC value your feedback and will use this information to report back to our funding bodies and ensure the quality of future training programs. […]