The news of the Indigenous children killed in a residential school in Kamloops, the community of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is devastating. Indigenous communities across Canada are in mourning. Our friends at the Federation of Community Social Services of BC have put together a RESOURCE PAGE for those colleagues and community members who are hurting and actions for allies to take. Thank you to the Federation for putting together these important resources and how we can take action to support these communities.
Support Resources include:

  • Indigenous communities to reach out to their local Friendship Centre community 
  • Residential School Crisis Line 24-hour support line
  • Mental health and emotional support programs

Ways to take action: 


Training Fund Opportunities

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (FCSS) launched 2 training fund opportunities to address training needs and skill gaps identified in the Social Services Labour Market Research Project.  

Training Grants – Organizations may apply for Education Individual Grant (up to $1500) and the Organizational Training Grant (up to $10,000). The Organizational Training Grant has three different application windows—each devoted to a different topic theme.Training Workshops – A series of free or subsidized training workshops and seminars open to all community social service organizations in BC. An ongoing selection of workshops and seminars will take place between March 2021 and March 2022.

Speakers Wanted! 
Proposals are now being accepted until March 15 to be a presenter for the Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference  presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC on October 19 & 20. 

Charity Village

Charity Village Crowdfunding Tool
GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and fundraising goals with the CharityVillage Crowdfunding. The unique tools and platform offers features that nonprofits and charities need from their crowdfunding technology.


Volunteer Management Training

New to managing volunteers? Need a refresher? Check out the following VIRTUAL Volunteer Management Training:
Volunteer Burnaby – Volunteer Resources Administration Online Training
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives – April 20 (virtual) Effective Organizational Leadership for Pandemic Times presented by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and Trinity Western  University. Participants will gain an understanding of actionable practices to help their leadership thrive, even in challenging times.