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 the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre to examine current and emerging issues—the things that you, our members, have told us you want to hear more about. The Federation’s 40th Annual General Meeting will follow on Friday, June 17th.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We are keeping in mind that moving back to an in-person gathering is a significant step and the entire Federation team is committed to planning an engaging and safe day full of connection and cross-sector learning with ideas and information that you can take back to your organizations.

Registration and hotel booking are both open now. We are scheduling speakers and presentations and the always-popular post-conference networking reception and will share details and a conference agenda very soon.

Come and join other Federation members and partners from across the province in Penticton this June to discuss new and emerging issues in social care. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. You can register for the Conference and the Annual General Meeting on our website. Please note that there are separate registration forms for each event.

Hotel Booking Info

Registrants can book their rooms at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre by calling 1-800-663-9400 or emailing lakeside@rpbhotels.com and stating that they are FCSSBC Conference delegates. You can also register online here and enter FCSSBC in the promo code box.

The guestroom block cut-off date is April 21st so register soon to secure the best rooms and rates.

There are only a small number of guestrooms available for anyone wanting to extend their stay beyond Friday the 17th. So anyone wanting to remain in Penticton for the weekend should book as soon as possible.

Award for Excellence

This is also the time of year when The Federation opens up nominations for the Award for Excellence—an award that specifically recognizes the exceptional contributions of an individual, team or organization in the field of child, family or community social services.

It seems more important than ever to acknowledge and celebrate the people and organizations that have been going above and beyond to make sure that children and families are cared for and that services and supports are available when and where people need them.

The Federation’s Award for Excellence honours the people and organizations doing just that. It encourages our members to hold each other up. It gives us a moment to reflect on how amazing our colleagues are and it allows us to truly appreciate the contributions of the people working alongside us.

The Award for Excellence has two categories: Individual and Organization. Nominations for both categories are accepted each year and are carried over for up to three years. In even-numbered years (e.g., 2022) the Award for Excellence will be awarded to an organization. In odd-numbered years (e.g., 2023) it will be awarded to an individual. You can make a nomination for either category, but the 2022 Award for Excellence will be awarded to an organization at The Federation’s 2022 Annual General Meeting in Penticton this June.

I encourage you to take a moment to consider nominating a person, team, or organization. The application deadline is May 13st, 2022. The nomination form and more information (including past recipients) can be found on The Federation website.

See you in Penticton!
Rebecca Ataya Lang
Associate Executive Director