Federation Membership Reports
The Federation is excited to share four detailed reports on the makeup of our membership. We wanted to understand—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.
The first report focuses on the health and sustainability of the community social service sector. The second focuses on the programs offered by Federation members as well as new data about demographics and the positive effect these services have on other social systems. The third and fourth reports will be released in 2017.
All four 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.
Report #1: Insight into the health and sustainability of B.C.’s community social service sector.
Report #2: Programs, demographics, services, and supports.
Report #3: Staff, volunteers, funding, and partnerships. (Forthcoming: 2017)
Report #4: Building community and strengthening local economies. (Forthcoming: 2017)
Our thanks to The Federation member organizations who contributed a significant amount of their time to providing 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.