In This Together – UFV’s serialized violence prevention program – Information

In This Together, UFV’s sexualized violence prevention education program. This suite of three workshops has been developed to support Policy 236, on the Prevention, Education, and Response to Sexualized Violence. Designed for all UFV students, these workshops aim to promote conversations about consent, active bystander intervention, and support resources in an informal, supportive, and student-centred … Read more

The Foundry Abbotsford

A New Era at FOUNDRY Abbotsford Taking a Bold Step into Integrated Support Community In 2009, Impact started working with Abbotsford Community Services, the Division of Family Practice, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and other community partners to develop a new program that we intentionally called the Abbotsford Youth Heath Centre. Though a … Read more

York University School of Social Work’s condemnation statement of Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti racist political speech

Statement in condemnation of racist political speech: Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s recent attack on Jane and Finch community members As our municipal election draws near, we the undersigned are writing in condemnation of City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s recently made comments in regards to residents of Toronto’s Jane and Finch community. In an interview with The Rebel … 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

Non-profit helping women flee abusive households moves into Vancouver

Nonprofit helping women flee abusive households moves into Vancouver by Lucy Lau on August 13th, 2018 at 4:00 PM For many women, finding the courage—and resources—to leave an abusive relationship is a daunting task. But one volunteer-driven organization is hoping it can make the move easier for victims of domestic violence in Vancouver. Founded in … Read more

Canadian Association of Social Workers Releases Major Research on Social Workers and Child Welfare

  Ottawa, ON – August 16, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) publishes major research on social workers in child welfare positons across Canada. The paper, titled Understanding Social Work and Child Welfare: Canadian Survey and Interviews with Child Welfare Experts, also paints a picture of child welfare systems in each … Read more

Poverty Reduction Plan

557,000 British Columbians living in poverty can’t wait. We need an accountable, bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan to save lives and promote equality. Tomorrow, the government shares their “What We Heard” report about what they learned during the poverty reduction consultations. Let’s share with them what we’ve heard: we need an accountable, bold and … Read more

MSW program student Jacqueline Strating wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

UFV helped Jacqueline Strating of Abbotsford discover and develop her passion for helping others. And now her education is helping her make a difference in the lives of marginalized women and their families on two continents. Jacqueline, who recently completed her Master of Social Work at UFV, is the 2018 winner of the Governor General’s … Read more