Member Support & Information Exchange

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, The Federation launched into action to support our members and BC’s community social services sector. Among other things, we held weekly meetings where Federation members could discuss policy and practice concerns, raise issues, make requests, and bring forward items to be addressed by our government partners.

Moving forward, these meetings will be held monthly and will expand to cover not only COVID-19 concerns but other topics and issues concerning Federation members.

A recap of each meeting and highlights of the main topics will be posted here for those members who were unable to attend and/or those who want to revisit the discussion or access resources or presentations that were shared. The schedule of the monthly Member Support & Information Exchange meetings can be found on our webinars page.

4/14/2022: Member Support and Information Recap

This month’s Member Support and Information Exchange meeting focused on a number of important topics—Admin and Technology Costs, Policy Sharing, Mask Mandates and included a guest presentation on the MCFD Social Work Oversight Engagement process. You can find a summary of the member discussion below. Member Support and Information Exchange meetings are held on the […]

3/10/2022: Member Support and Information Recap

This month’s Member Support and Information Exchange meeting focused on a number of important topics—ECE wage subsidies, HR resources, recruitment and retention funding, CFCSA Act reform and more. You can find a summary of the member discussion, facilitation by Associate Executive Director Rebecca Atay Lang, below. Member Support and Information Exchange meetings are held on […]

2/10/2022: Member Support and Information Recap

The topic for this Member Support and Information Exchange meeting was Organizational Wellness. We spoke about how members and their staff are faring, asked questions, and raised some issues. This topic was chosen in response to member concerns about individual and organizational wellness and how it relates to recruitment and retention. Meeting Discussion Questions from […]

1/27/2022: Member Support and Information Recap

This second meeting in January was arranged in response to feedback from the last meeting and recent regional meetings. Based on members’ requests, we facilitated a discussion around promising practices for creating safety plans and continuity plans. We were pleased to welcome Fiona Senyk from the Community Social Services Health & Safety Council, to support […]

1/13/2022: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. This was our first meeting of the new year and found us once again having to respond to ever-changing COVID-19 variants. As such, this meeting was intended to make space for what was top of mind for members. We […]

11/18/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. We were pleased to be joined by Aaryn Secker of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC) to provide an overview of the Workplace Mental Wellness Hub for BC and to talk about mental wellness for the […]

Accreditation Community of Practice

If you are looking for support for your virtual accreditation, please join Federation members on the virtual accreditation monthly calls. They happen on the 3rd Friday of every month. Please contact Pam or Stephanie for more information at pam@fcssbc.ca or stephanie@fcssbc.ca.

Community Social Services Training Fund

The Community Social Services Training Fund can grant your organization up to $10,000 for organizational training or $15,000 for individual staff training or certification PLUS fund back-fill wages for staff while training is underway. Learn more and apply for funding here.