The Research to Practice Network: A long-term study on street-Involved youth

In November, I had the privilege of announcing the return of The Federation’s Research to Practice Network. Now, six months later, we are excited to begin sharing the articles and summaries that have been contributed by our Associate Members, post-secondaries, and other research bodies. “I feel like I’ve reall ...Read More

Announcing the Apprentice Circle

For as long as I have held this role, The Federation has always understood the value of trying new things. It’s how we approach many of our programs and services—our conferences, or member engagement, our research, and our leadership development program: Leadership 2020. This open-minded, innovative approach to our work ...Read More

The Federation’s 2018 Annual Report

The past year was a very eventful and very significant one for The Federation. We began the year preparing for an important provincial election—partnering with Federation members on a series of editorials, creating a ‘get out the vote’ campaign with our partners, and meeting with parties and candidates. Then, in what ...Read More

Introducing the Reconciliation Book Club

Next week at our June Conference in Penticton, we will be honouring National Aboriginal Day with the launch of The Federation’s Reconciliation Book Club! Many of our members have expressed that reading works by Indigenous authors has been one of the best ways to enhance their knowledge and inspire the courage to ...Read More

May Projects & Issues Update

Over the past few months, The Federation board members, staff team, and I have been focused on a number of ongoing projects and initiatives. We have been meeting with government colleagues and funders, bringing forward concerns, collaborating with sector colleagues, and tracking issues that affect our members and our sector. ...Read More

The CSS Health & Safety Handbook

Following three years of work, The Federation and our partners at the Community Social Services Employers’ Association of BC (CSSEA), WorkSafeBC, and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), are pleased to jointly launch the Community Social Services Health & Safety Handbook. The Handbook is a fir ...Read More

The benefits of partnerships: Federation Insurance Products

The Federation believes that in order to be strong and sustainable, BC’s community social services sector must have access to high quality and affordable insurance products. That’s one big reason why our member agencies have access to a suite of comprehensive and reliable insurance programs and ...Read More

Budgets, Issues, and Action Plans

There’s a lot going on in BC and at The Federation this week so my weekly update will cover a few different topics: this week’s provincial budget, the next steps after our 2018 Social Policy Forum, and ongoing peer support and learning opportunities for Federation members and their staff. 1. Social Policy Forum R ...Read More

Federation Webinar Guide

This guide will help you take part in Adobe Connect webinar meetings with The Federation. Follow the steps in order to prepare for and participate in online webinar meetings. Please note that Federation webinar meetings may be recorded for training and/or future viewing purposes and may be shared with our membership and oth ...Read More

Caregiver Screening Webinar (Nov 2017)

Below is a recording of the first of three online sessions The Federation is hosting for contracted agencies across the province regarding MCFD’s caregiver screening policy changes. Staff from MCFD explain the upcoming changes to organizations providing residential care for BC children and youth. You can view ...Read More