As a champion for community social services, we keep our finger on the pulse and make sure our members are informed and engaged in the sector. But a big part of that work is also tracking and sharing the state of our member organizations which is a reflection of the state of the sector.
Sustainability, Services, Supports
These two detailed reports focus on the makeup of our membership. They analyze and share the details about how our members work, the ways in which they are different from one another, what issues they struggle with, and the important ways in which they are improving the communities in which they work.
Both reports draw largely from two surveys completed by Federation membership in 2015/16. The findings are discussed within the context of existing social sector research in BC and other jurisdictions. The two surveys were:
- Federation 2015 Member Survey (“member survey”) which asked questions on a wide variety of topics covering the previous year’s data.
- A study that was done in partnership with the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration (“UVic survey”) commissioned specifically to compare the financial health of the sector between the 2008 and 2015 fiscal years.
Our thanks to The Federation member organizations who contributed a significant amount of their time to provide us with the valuable information collected by these two surveys. It is because of your commitment to this work that we are truly Altogether Better.
The percentages of Federation members offering
different services and supports across the province.