New Grant Funding for Technology

Back in 2020, The Federation launched the Community Social Services Training Fund—a pool of grant funding provided by the provincial government to support inclusive training and development efforts throughout our sector. In August of this year, our government colleagues announced another pool of grant funding to address gaps i ...Read More

CYSN and The Federation…

How we got here… Last year, MCFD announced significant changes to the system of care for children and youth with support needs (CYSN). Consultations for this process began back in 2019, albeit without a lot of clarity about how the harvest from the consultations would be used and before the upheaval and tragedy of the pandemic—w ...Read More

Budget 2023 Consultation Report

Recommendations for next year’s provincial budget Each year, The Federation makes a submission and presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—the committee that makes recommendations to the Legislative Assembly for the next provincial budget. Last month, the committee released ...Read More

More Transformative Reconciliation

Apply to participate in the program’s next cohort! In 2020, The Federation partnered with Dr. Dustin Louie from the University of Calgary (now at UBC) to create a custom-built, cohort-based, year-long program called Transformative Reconciliation in Community Social Services. The program was designed to provide a ...Read More

New grant funding for technology

Supporting the long-term sustainability of our sector Back in 2020, we launched the Community Social Services Training Fund—a pool of grant funding provided by the provincial government to support broad and inclusive training and development efforts throughout the community social services sector. Last week, our governm ...Read More

Another year of the Reconciliation Book Club…

Living into reconciliation has been an intentional goal of The Federation for nearly a decade and is also the foundation of our strategic plan. It is not easy. We have made mistakes and we will continue to make mistakes. But The Federation strives to change the conditions in which we are living and create mo ...Read More

2022 Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Health

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this committee’s important work. My name is Michelle Bell and I am the Director of Child, Youth and Family Advocacy for The Federation of Community Social Services of BC. The Federation represents a group of over 155 community-based social service ...Read More

The Federation’s Annual General Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended The Federation’s 2022 Annual General Meeting in Penticton last week. It was our first time meeting in person in over two years and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces—as well as some new ones! For those of you that couldn’t make it (and for those of you that were ...Read More

National Indigenous People’s Day: Responsibility, Accountability, Opportunity

Tuesday, June 21 is National Indigenous People’s Day. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect, learn, support, and participate in celebrations of Indigenous culture in our communities. We have all been witness to the findings of unmarked potential graves of children who ...Read More

Investing in Services, Supports & Sustainability

The Federation’s presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Every year, The Federation makes a submission and presents to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These consultations are an opportunity for individuals and organizations to ...Read More