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Cultural Connections: Homecoming Reunification Ceremonies

Cultural Connections: Homecoming Reunification Ceremonies

Homecoming ceremonies are an extremely important milestone to honour the work of families who are reunited with children or youth after a period of time in care.

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Employee Engagement Committee

Employee Engagement Committee

The Employee Engagement Steering Committee was established after the agency-wide employee engagement survey was conducted in 2016.  Through the feedback we received from staff, the committee has developed the employee survey action plan and has been actively working on objectives focused on strengthening and streamlining agency communication and fostering a sense of belonging.  Some of […]

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MCFD Protocol Agreement

MCFD Protocol Agreement

On October 3, 2018, VACFSS and the Vancouver/Richmond Service Delivery Area (VRSDA) of the Ministry of Children and Family Development signed a new Protocol Agreement which commits the parties to working in partnership. VACFSS Chief Executive Officer, Bernadette Spence, and VRSDA Executive Director, Sheila Robinson signed the Protocol which is intended to ensure coordination of services, […]

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Youth Voices: My Culture Saved Me

Youth Voices: My Culture Saved Me

Alex is a youth-in-care who is reclaiming his Dene heritage and reconnecting with his family. My name is Alex and I am an 18-year-old proud Dene person who belongs to the people from the Northwest Territories. However, just four years ago I was missing half of my identity—I did not know my culture, my territory […]

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Staff Spotlight: Orene Johnston, Cultural Clinical Counsellor, Elder

Staff Spotlight: Orene Johnston, Cultural Clinical Counsellor, Elder

This summer Orene Johnston celebrated 10 years with Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society in her unique position to help the helpers.

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VACFSS Raffle Ticket Fundraiser 2018 / 2019

VACFSS Raffle Ticket Fundraiser 2018 / 2019

The VACFSS raffle ticket sales is a fundraising initiative for the “Developing the Gifts of Our Children & Youth Fund,” which was established in 2005 to esteem and support the gifts of our children in care. Extracurricular costs to explore music, dance, arts or sports are not covered by core funding and VACFSS takes responsibility […]

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Strengthening our Relations: Restoring Family within Community Conference

Strengthening our Relations: Restoring Family within Community Conference

Join us on February 27 & 28, 2019 for a unique conference showcasing restorative child welfare practices and research. Hosted by Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society, the conference will promote dialogue about innovative, culturally-based way to support Indigenous families. This is an important opportunity for Indigenous communities, service providers, government and academia come together […]

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2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

VACFSS’ CEO and Board of Directors are pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report. Each year, VACFSS reports to its membership, funders, and the community on its activities and achievements over the past year. We’re proud of the progress we’ve accomplished and look forward to another year of strengthening our capacity and providing services to […]

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2018 Membership Application and Board Nominations Are Now Open

2018 Membership Application and Board Nominations Are Now Open

VACFSS Annual General Meeting will be held: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 Membership Applications are now available for those who would like to renew their membership or apply to become a new member of our society. Nominations to our Board of Directors must be submitted by the nomination deadline August 3, 2018 at 4:30PM. Please check out […]

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VACFSS Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

VACFSS Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

The VACFSS raffle ticket sales is a fundraising initiative for the “Developing the Gifts of Our Children & Youth Fund,” which was established in 2005 to esteem and support the gifts of our children in care. Extracurricular costs to explore music, dance, arts or sports are not covered by core funding and VACFSS takes responsibility […]