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 trainin ...Read More

Funding for Training, Health & Safety

Back in February, as part of the 2020 provincial budget, we were told that BC’s community social services sector would be receiving funds for training and professional development. We were told that the funding, while one-time-only, would be managed by the sector itself and would include funds specifically earmarked f ...Read More

Projects and Issues Update

For the past several months, we have focused our attention on supporting you and your organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other important issues and projects we are working on. We understand very well that many of the issues Federation members were struggling with before the public ...Read More

Youth Education Bursary Applications

Many of you already know that the idea behind The Federation’s Youth Education Bursary actually came from Federation members, not the board of directors or staff team. But what you may not know is that the creation of the bursary was inspired by two different, but related intentions that still exist today. The prima ...Read More

Bill C-92 Webinar Recording & Slides

On Monday, February 10th, The Federation hosted a short webinar with James Wale, the Director of Operational Child Welfare and Reconciliation Policy at MCFD, to speak to some of the main issues related to the federal Indigenous child welfare legislation (Bill C-92) that came into force on January 1, 2020. There will b ...Read More

An Important Leadership 2020 Update

In November, The Federation’s 13th cohort of Leadership 2020 graduates completed the program. They joined the ranks over 400 alumni from across BC who have participated since 2011. Around the same time, we started to plan The Federation’s initiatives and resource allocation for this upcoming year. As part ...Read More

Training & Learning Opportunities

One thing we hear a lot from members is the need for local training opportunities—especially from those members that aren’t based in the south-west corner of the province. This is something we have been wanting to provide for a while and I am very excited to announce that the time has come. Workshops focused on the follo ...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

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

Federation Projects & Issues Update

The past week and a half at The Federation office has been very focused on issues arising out of the government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. On Monday, I shared with members a letter the Federation Board has sent to BC’s Minister of Finance Carole James. This letter highlighted our growing concerns about ...Read More