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June 2021


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: 




Volunteer BC is excited to offer Volunteer Management Training in partnership with the Federation of Community Social Services of BC . This series of subsidized training workshops and webinars is supported by funding from the Community Social Services Training Fund - an initiative by the Province of British Columbia to respond to the training and development needs of those who work with some of BC’s most vulnerable people. Learn more about these other initiatives here.

Upcoming Training Schedule
June 8 Risk Management Webinar: Engaging Volunteers Safely Now & Post-COVID
June 16/23 Risk Management Workshop:Engaging Volunteers Safely Now & Post-COVID
June 30 & July 7 Workshop: Culturally Welcoming Volunteer Programs

The training is open to all community social service organizations across the province.

Dates, times and application information are on The Federation website. 




We are accepting submissions for speakers for the Volunteer BC & BCACG Virtual Conference - Oct 28 & 29, 2021. Sessions will be presented virtually and will be no more than 1-1.5 hours in length. Have an session idea? Submit your proposal idea here. Deadline to submit: June 30.

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