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.

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 […]

10/28/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. The Federation was happy to have some non-members participate in this call as well! The goal of these meetings is to support you, our members, and to surface your policy and practice concerns, questions, and items that need to […]

10/14/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for another Member Support and Information Exchange call. As most of you know, Sherry Sinclair (who usually hosts these meetings) has left The Federation but has asked us to pass along a message: “Sherry wishes you all a very fond farewell and wishes each of you the […]

09/23/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us for our second Member Support and Information Exchange call this month. To honour each of us on the call, we began with a check-in question. Below, please find topics for this week: Member Discussion Proof of Vaccination program National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Training Dollars Youth […]

09/09/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us on Thursday, September 9, 2021, for our monthly Member Support and Information Exchange call. Below, please find updates for this week: Member Discussion National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Improving child and family service delivery Free cloth masks Proof of Vaccination program BC Restart Plan Phase III […]

08/19/2021: Member Support and Information Recap

Hello Federation Members, Thank you for joining us on Thursday, August 19, 2021, for our Member Support and Information call. Below, please find updates for this week: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation National Residential School Crisis Line BC Restart Plan Phase III Health and Safety Council Invitation to participate in research Member Calls Change September […]

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.