The Social Labs Experience - Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm (with reception to follow)


AGM - Friday, June 24th 8:30am-12:30pm
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Lakeside Resort Convention Centre and Casino 
21 Lakeshore Drive West
Penticton, BC V2A 7M5

To book accomodation: Please call 1-800-663-9400 or email: lakeside@rpbhotels.com  and indicate that you are attending the FCSSBC events.

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Bess Williams, Continuing Education Coordinator 
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC 

FCSSBC June Conference: The Social Labs Experience 

The Federation's June Conference: The Social Labs Experience will be taking place in Penticton, B.C. on Thursday, June 23rd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with a reception to follow.

Spend a day engaging with a powerful tool for social innovation—the Social Lab!

Facilitator Brenna Atnikov of Reos Partners will lead members and participants through the experience of using social lab methodology as a new way to address some of the most complex issues facing our communities.

You will learn hands-on how to use Social Labs to host experiments and problem-solving pilot projects to deal with today's complex social problems. 

Hear Al Etmanski and Pauline Terbasket speak on The Joys and Sorrows of Swimming Upstream. They reflect that "Ingenuity in the face of adversity is a hallmark of Fed members. We have stood firm against political indifference to children, youth, women and families. Times are changing. We no longer have to tread water. Instead we have the opportunity to advance the boldest rendition of the world we want, particularly if we tap into the deeper currents of social change." Join Pauline and Al for a lively blend of indigenous wisdom sprinkled with insights from a grizzled community organizer.

And don't forget to join us on Thursday evening for our annual Lakeside Reception hosted by our Federation Association Benefit Plan (FABP) providers; Schmunk Gatt Smith and Associates. 


FCSSBC 34th Annual General Meeting

The 34th Annual General Meeting of The Federation will take place the following morning, Friday, June 24th. Federation members are invited to join us for organizational updates, board elections, and to celebrate five years of Leadership 2020


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Travelling far?  The FCSSBC Travel Subsidy is available for members to offset costs of member agency participation at conferences and general meetings, for those agencies whose geographic location and budget size make it unlikely that a representative would be able to attend a meeting.  The travel subsidy policy and application form are also available on the member's only section of the FCSSBC website http://fcssbc.ca/members-only/resources/


Online donations to the Youth Education Bursary, the Leadership 2020 Bursary or other Federation bursaries/funds can be made here .  

Thank you for your support.