The Orange Shirt Story: An Evening with Phyllis Webstad

THE ORANGE SHIRT STORY: AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS WEBSTAD Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. In 2018 Phyllis Webstad launched her children’s … Read more

Various Job Postings with Okanagan Nation Alliance Child & Family

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is the Tribal Council for the eight member communities of the Okanagan Nation which includes Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands, Penticton Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Okanagan Indian Band and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The ONA’s mandate is to advance, … Read more

Social Work collaborates with Global Development Studies

Social Work collaborates with Global Development Studies to raise the profile of community form and design as it relates to the needs of children and in particular vulnerable children.  Dr. Darrell Fox represented SWHS on an interdisciplinary international panel. Discussions involved how does city planning, community design impact children and how policy can be more … Read more


The AGM will take place in MFS’ Cultural Center at #101- 7485 130th Street, Surrey, B.C. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 1:00pm. Applications for membership and payment of a loonie will be accepted til September 19, 2018 for those who would like voting privileges. Those applications for membership received after the September 19th date … Read more

Employment Opportunity – Métis Family Services

Agency Summary: Métis Family Services is a progressive and innovative agency committed to working collaboratively with Métis families and our community to increase their capacity to nurture and care for their children in a cultural and relevant manner. Métis Family Services is an agency delegated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to … Read more

Health & Wellness Programming Assistant – Work Study Position

RESIDENCE SERVICES – Work Study Opening Position Residence Life – Health & Wellness Programming Assistant Start Date – As Soon As Possible Salary – $12.65/hr + 10% in lieu of vacation and statutory holidays Application Closing Date September 30, 2018 Under the Direction of the Manager, Housing and Residence Life, and in collaboration with the Resident Assistants … Read more

Purple Lights Nights in Abbotsford

Purple Lights Nights in Abbotsford PURPLE LIGHT NIGHTS ABBOTSFORD & FRASER VALLEY•FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018 Purple Light Nights began in Covington, Washington Abbotsford has adopted this campaign for the past 5 years. October of every year Abbotsford has participated in “Purple Light Nights”. This campaign is a meant to remember the victims who lost … Read more


I am delighted to welcome both Joan Braun and Ellice Daniel to the BC College of Social Workers. Joan has accepted the position of Registrar for the College, and Ellice has accepted the position of Director of Professional Practice. Both started their positions on September 4, 2018. Welcome, Joan and Ellice! Welcome to BCCSW I … Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Stasha Huntingford

Welcome to our new LTA faculty Stasha Huntingford. We interviewed her, check out her responses below. 1. What is your favourite food? A – Veggie burger with bacon 2. What was the best advice you have ever received? A – This problem is temporary -Phone Booth, 1999 3. What accomplishment are you most proud of … Read more

Yale First Nation Job Posting – Trauma Counsellor

Yale First Nation JOB POSTING: Trauma Counsellor Duration of Position: October 2018 – March 2020 Rate and Hours of Pay: Full-time, wage dependent upon experience and qualifications based on HSP Compensation grid + 5% in lieu of benefits* Application Deadline: September 10, 2018 Essential Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling, Counselling Psychology with … Read more