Weekly Update Blog

In a fast-paced sector constantly changing, our members need regular information and updates on policy changes, government priorities, research, and program updates. That’s why our Executive Director posts a sector update each week for all of our members. Those posts appear here the following week.

Applications to participate in Cohort 4 of the Transformative Reconciliation program is open

We are excited to announce that applications to participate in Cohort 4 of the Transformative Reconciliation program is open. This program has been designed for Federation members to engage in […]

Government Engagement & Advocacy: Get Involved

Since 1982, The Federation has been a strong representative voice for BC’s social care sector. We bring forward issues and concerns—as well as possible solutions—on behalf of our members, their […]

What happened at the Social Policy Forum & GM

Thank you to everyone—our members, allies, and partners—who joined us in Victoria last week to participate in The Federation’s 2023 Social Policy Forum. All of you took time from your […]

Projects & Issues Update: Compensation, Training & Education, CYSN…

We are well into the new year and, as you may suspect, The Federation remains hard at work on a number of important issues that also demanded our attention through […]

Youth Education Bursary Applications Open

The Youth Education Bursary is one of the projects that drew me to the Federation. Like many of you, I have had the privilege of walking and working alongside committed, […]

Advocacy and Engagement Updates

Procurement, Labour Market Development, CYSN Systems Change, Youth Justice One of the things that all of our members have in common is that you are doing a lot of things […]

New Grant Funding for Technology

Back in 2020, The Federation launched the Community Social Services Training Fund—a pool of grant funding provided by the provincial government to support inclusive training and development efforts throughout our […]

CYSN and The Federation…

How we got here… Last year, MCFD announced significant changes to the system of care for children and youth with support needs (CYSN). Consultations for this process began back in […]

Budget 2023 Consultation Report

Recommendations for next year’s provincial budget Each year, The Federation makes a submission and presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—the committee that makes recommendations to […]

More Transformative Reconciliation

Apply to participate in the program’s next cohort! In 2020, The Federation partnered with Dr. Dustin Louie from the University of Calgary (now at UBC) to create a custom-built, cohort-based, […]