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

Projects & Issues Update: Vaccine, COVID Tests, SHSS, WorkSafeBC, Professional Development

There have been a lot of changes around The Federation of late—both in terms of the work we are doing and the people doing that work. And there are a number of important issues and items that we wanted to update you about as we get ready to close out the year. There are many projects and advocacy items that we are working on and ...Read More

A New Team Member Has Appeared…

Hello Federation Members, My name is Catherine Rana and I am the new Director of Programs and Services at The Federation. There is a lot going on in our sector and across our province and I wanted to reach out and introduce myself as one of your main points of contact at The Federation. Prior to this role, I managed a num ...Read More