Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Online Training Opportunites

Opportunities for Professional Development The Canadian Centre for Child Protection now offers a new way to develop child protection knowledge and awareness. Our online training modules allow users to train at their own pace from a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the Internet.1 Modules cover diverse topics that give users a more complete … Read more

Clothing Drive – Donate Your Warm Winter Clothes Before December 15

Some of our BSW students have initiated a clothing drive here in Abbotsford for the homeless. We will be colleting any donations of winter clothing items (coats, gloves, hats, blankets, etc.) here at the School of SWHS until December 15th, and they will be distributed shortly after to the community. Please drop off your items between … Read more

Retirement Celebration – Congratulations Elizabeth and Mandy!

Dr. Elizabeth Dow completed a BSW at the University of Western and an MSW at Wilfrid Laurier University. She worked for several years as Executive Director of Merrymount Children’s Home in London, Ontario, and with the Ontario government in the areas of social policy analysis and development. She also focused on developing services for people … Read more

Student Advocacy – Positive Living Fraser Valley

Our students did amazing work in their advocacy efforts for Positive Living Fraser Valley Society. They visited MLA and MP offices in Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack in solidarity with PLFV Executive Director, Kari Hackett, Service Users from the agency and a Board Member from PLFV. As they silently walked in solidarity and squeezed into the … Read more

Freedom Riders Rally – Positive Living Fraser Valley

Original article taken from The Cascade, November 16, 2016 Freedom Riders Rally A freedom ride left from UFV on Tuesday morning to protest the defunding of the only HIV / AIDS and hepatitis C services centre within the Fraser Valley — a cut that leaves anyone east of Burnaby affected by these diseases lacking for support. … Read more

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society – What is Happening? Funding – Impact – Services

Positive Living Fraser Valley, a non-profit society and pro-active community, supporting elimination of social isolation and stigma connected to HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections is being de-funded! For ten years, the society has been servicing regions from Hope to Langley, home to 1.6 million people. In the province of B.C., this … Read more

Dr. Leah Douglas Offers Expert Advice After Tragic Double Stabbing at Abbotsford School

Original article taken from the Abbotsford News, November 8, 2016 http://www.abbynews.com/news/400468431.html Communities can withstand traumatic events like the double stabbing that took the life of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer and sent her friend to the hospital, according to a local expert. “Communities are built with a natural healing capacity,” said Leah Douglas, an associate professor at … Read more

ETS and TLC – Temporary office move – November 15

On Tuesday, November 15 Educational Technology Services, and Teaching & Learning will temporarily move offices for renovations. Find us down the hall in G159. Please note that services may be slightly impacted on November 15 during the physical move.  If you require any equipment from ETS for November 15 please be sure to pre-book it. … Read more