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

Select Standing Committee Submissions: Have Your Say About the Next BC Budget…

Every year, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds a public consultation on the next provincial budget. It is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to share their thoughts, ideas, and priorities regarding provincial services and fundi ...Read More

Projects & Issues Update: Child and Family Service Legislation, Procurement, Support to Practice, CYSN Framework

The one thing I know about our members is that you are doing a lot of things all of the time. Things move incredibly quickly in this sector and a lot is happening all at once—contracts, recruiting, board meetings, fundraising, supervision, and pro ...Read More

Altogether better: Shared goals, a unified voice, ongoing support

There are a set of premises that are fundamental to the work of The Federation. You can read them on our website or in our strategic plan. They are the core ideas that guide us: access to social care is a human right; social services organizations are critical to a healthy community; the in ...Read More

June Conference in Penticton

Register today and join us in Penticton! It may seem hard to believe but The Federation’s June Conference and Annual General Meeting are less than three months away! And for the first time in a very long time, we will be hosting a Federation provincial conference in person! On Thursday, June 16th we will be meeting at ...Read More

BC Budget & Social Policy Forum

The 2022 Federation Social Policy Forum Thank you to all those who attended The Federation’s 2022 Social Policy Forum. It was great to have participation from so many member organizations as well as our colleagues from the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth and various government ministries—the Ministry of ...Read More

Projects & Issues Update: Round Table, SHSS, WorkSafeBC, Support 2 Practice

We are well into the new year but as you may suspect, The Federation remains hard at work on a number of important issues that demanded our attention through 2021. Our entire board of directors and staff team are continuing to support you through the ongoing pandemic restrictions and ...Read More

Youth Education Bursary

The Federation’s Youth Education Bursary was one of the things that most strongly drew me to this organization before I joined this team many years ago. And once I took on the role of Executive Director, the bursary program and what it stands for inspired and motivated me in significant ways. That’s because the Youth Education B ...Read More