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Province committed to new computer system

Across the social-service programs of government are many complex computer and information technology systems that provide vital information, payments and services for British Columbians. Many of those systems are more than 30 years old and it is imperative that new systems be brought on line to support efficient delivery of those social services.

Glitch Filled Systems Put Aboriginal Kids at Risk

Since April social workers with the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) have repeatedly faced files going missing, important notices being overlooked, and families and children put at risk when they dedicated more time to navigating the province's new error-prone case management system than serving clients.

Computer flaws putting children at risk: watchdog

A troubled new government computer system is getting extra money, staff and an external review after the province's child watchdog blasted the software for endangering the safety of vulnerable children.

Computer switch jolts Children's Ministry

B.C.'s child watchdog has sounded the alarm about a new $182-million government computer system that has overwhelmed and frustrated front-line social workers.

Changes to PWD benefits welcome but raise in rates is needed

The Disability Without Poverty Network issued a press release yesterday afternoon in response to changes made to Persons with Disability (PWD) Benefits.

B.C. overhauls employment and disability assistance programs

Premier Christy Clark made changes to the province’s income and disability assistance programs Monday, loosening some rules but also tightening job-search requirements.

Resources: Tips on Financial Management

From Young and Associates in Toronto, a collection of tip sheets to help support sound financial management. Includes: Tips for reporting financial information to the board, tips for analysing organizations balance sheet and operating statements, as well as tips for managing your bookkeeper.

Making the Most of Your Board

Making the Most of Your Board – is an online resource for nonprofit board presidents. It includes links to articles and videos to help support board chairs in 4 essential areas:

The 2012 Canadian Association for Supported Employment Conference

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) is hosting its 17th annual national conference on June 5-7th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Service providers from across Canada will be in attendance to network, learn and celebrate their efforts in supporting individuals in their career choices.

Building strong organizations for hard times

Many of us have a sense that the world is changing, and particularly that our former consensus that government was there to protect us is eroding. As we operate our community organizations in the face of government retreat, we wonder how we must change. How do we find the sustainable platform on which the future can be built? How do we manage in hard times?

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