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2019 Community of Learning Conference Highlights

September 23, 2019

Hosted by Family Service Canada for members and non-members alike, the conference allows you to gain a national perspective on industry trends you can bring to your local, regional and provincial networks. Still not sure about attending? Here we highlight what you can expect to experience and learn.

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The Brain Story – How Brain Science is Being Embedded in Family Service Programming to Drive Better Long-term Outcomes

September 16, 2019

Understanding brain science is becoming essential – not only for family services but also in health care, the justice system, education, parenting and many other areas. Social workers, lawyers, teachers and parents are now studying the brain to understand how it drives people.

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How to Enjoy Spectacular Sydney, Nova Scotia

September 6, 2019

If you’ve never visited the Celtic heart of North America, an autumn visit to Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island, is an excellent place to start. By attending the Annual Community of Learning conference this October, you’ll not only grow your network and get updated on family service agency trends – you’ll also indulge yourself by experiencing the famous hospitality of Canada’s East Coast.

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Let’s Talk about Fund Development

August 30, 2019

Fund development is a cornerstone of the non-profit sector. Whatever work you do, communities you serve, or mission you pursue – funding is a key element to making that all happen. Moreover, as we discussed briefly in our previous article about why we’re focusing on collaboration at this year’s Community of Learning conference, many changes impacting family service agencies are making fund development more nuanced, and funding dollars harder to come by. Read More…

Why We’re Focusing on Collaboration at this year’s Community of Learning Conference

August 22, 2019

Family Service Canada is committed to working with our member organizations to identify trends and provide resources as well as opportunities to discuss how each of us is responding to those trends. For the 2019 Community of Learning Conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia, we’ve pulled together presentations and speakers that focus primarily on the idea of collaboration. Read More…

What is Family Service Canada, and Why Should I Join?

August 6, 2019

One of the questions we get from leaders of family service agencies is, “why should I become a member; what’s in it for me?” and it’s a fair question, but the answer depends on what you need or want to help strengthen your organization. Read More…