BC Legislature building on summer day.

Budget 2024: A Fed Overview

It’s been a minute since the BC government released its 2024 Budget, and we’ve had that time to digest it and to find the areas where there are improvements for our sector — as well as those where there are not. The province has increased spending on social services in 2024/25 to$10.47 billion, compared to $9.15 billion last ...Read More

Preparing your Organization for the 2024 Fire Season, a webinar and Q&A session

Join us on Monday, April 8 from 12:00-1:00pm (PST) for Preparing your Organization for the 2024 Fire Season, a webinar and Q&A lead by GTEC, Executive Director, Arden Henley. This webinar will include information and research shared by leading experts with the goal of hel ...Read More

Registration is OPEN! Join is at Non-Profit North, May 9, 2024, in Prince George

Please join us in Prince George on May 9, 2024, for Non-Profit North, a new conference and professional development opportunity specific to non-profit organizations working across Northern British Columbia. Co-hosted by Vantage Point and The Federation of Community Social Serv ...Read More

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 ...Read More

MS Teams Resources for the Social Sector

The Information Services Division (ISD) in the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has been responsible for rolling out MS Teams within the social sector and supporting the use of online collaboration tools. They have hosted a number of helpful and informative calls and webinars for Federation members a ...Read More

Federation Projects & Issues Update

Since the spring, The Federation team has been focusing a lot of our time and attention on supporting you and your organizations through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But there remain many other very important issues and projects that we are also working on. We understand that many of the issues Federation me ...Read More

The 2020 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended The Federation’s 2020 Annual General Meeting last week. While the meeting looked and functioned a little different from past AGMs, we managed to cover a lot of ground and our staff team and Board of Directors did a remarkable job of pacing, organizing, and including everything and every ...Read More

The Federation’s 2020 Annual Report

This year’s annual report explores what Altogether better really means. The reason those two words show up so often on our website and our branded materials is that they actually say a lot about our values and the approach we take in our work. We are committed to exemplifying those values in everything we do—being uni ...Read More

Two more steps toward reconciliation and resurgence

The two of us—Tanya and Rick, your President and Executive Director—have often talked about the winding circuitous routes that led us to where we are today and resulted in us working together at this Federation. One of us (Rick) actually grew up in the American south. When you come from a state that s ...Read More

Remembering what is most important

You and I and every other British Columbian will be voting for the next provincial government between now and October 24th. This election may look and feel a little different than those in the past, but the fundamental issues that we will be deciding—the options before us and the values that are at play—are very much ...Read More