Issues, Advocacy, and Election Resources

This week we are sharing info about a new section of The Federation website devoted to tracking the issues and advocacy efforts we’re working on and providing Federation members some poster resources to encourage voting in the upcoming federal election. 1. Issues and Advocacy Efforts This week we are launching a new page ...Read More

The Research to Practice Network: Mental Health Literacy and Community Social Service Practice

Last year, The Federation re-launched our Research to Practice Network with two popular short articles on street-involved youth and gender-based violence. This month, we are excited to share another piece of learning prepared specifically for those working in the social care sector. Mental Health Literacy & Social Service ...Read More

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 rece ...Read More

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 t ...Read More

2019 Annual General Meeting Recap

Thank you to those of you who attended our Conference and Annual General Meeting in Penticton last month. It was a full two days of learning, sharing, and connecting. Below is a review of some key items for those that weren’t there (and those who might appreciate a recap). Annual Report At the AGM, I shared The Federat ...Read More

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 Neu ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Make Your Voice Heard: BC Budget Consultation Dates Announced

Last week, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services announced the dates and details for the Budget 2020 consultations. This year, the consultations have been moved forward significantly and will be taking place across BC during the month of June. This is an excellent o ...Read More

BC Child and Youth in Care Week

Last week at a meeting, I was introduced to someone who is currently studying social work. When I introduced myself and The Federation, the person I was speaking to exclaimed, “You signed my bursary cheque my first year of university! I am a recipient of the Federation’s bursary!” Meeting this person and hearing th ...Read More